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I am buying a phat PS3 model 60GB with BC. How reliable?

#41ElDudorinoPosted 7/22/2014 7:52:30 AM
PS2 emulation is good enough on the PC now that if you have a gaming computer you might want to use that for your PS2 games rather than doing it on a console. It does depend on which games you like, though, because some don't run as well as others.
#42paolo11zPosted 7/27/2014 7:56:54 AM
I have a question. My phat PS3's fan gets louder than normal (not extremely loud) when playing games like GTA V or Dragons Dogma. Is that something of a concern?
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#43Gaara_fanPosted 7/27/2014 11:20:00 AM
paolo11z posted...
I have a question. My phat PS3's fan gets louder than normal (not extremely loud) when playing games like GTA V or Dragons Dogma. Is that something of a concern?


If they freeze constantly, yes. If they play as normal and don't show artifacting, your console is fine.
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#44Death_BornPosted 7/27/2014 11:40:42 AM(edited)
IMO, backwards compatibility isn't such a big deal anymore. There are a bunch of PS2 games that are available as PS2 classics, or HD collections (Metal Gear, Sly Cooper, God of War, etc.) and you can emulate the rest on your computer.
#45L0ZPosted 7/27/2014 11:39:39 AM
Biocide69 posted...
I had one, lasted three years. Got the YLOD, sent it to a computer shop (owned by my wife's uncle) he was never able to get it working again.


He's probably the the type that deals with CPUs held in by a clamp not soldered at each contact to the motherboard pcb
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#46slymshadyPosted 7/27/2014 11:59:44 AM
My 2006 launch one is fine. Don't abuse and you will be ok
#47Jehuty_Rebirth(Topic Creator)Posted 7/28/2014 6:02:17 AM
For those who have working PS3 Phat, how often do you use your Ps3?

And does anyone have a ps3 phat that had ylod and got it fixed?
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#48Mad_CauliflowerPosted 7/28/2014 6:14:50 AM
Still got a launch 60. I just chose to change out the thermal compound which really fixed a couple of issues I was having
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#49ElDudorinoPosted 7/28/2014 7:25:46 AM
I had the YLOD and one of my best friends had the YLOD. We both had our systems fixed, and they both died again within a couple of weeks.
#50ElDudorinoPosted 7/28/2014 7:27:17 AM
slymshady posted...
My 2006 launch one is fine. Don't abuse and you will be ok

That's not how it works. Open up a launch PS3 sometime. The YLOD is caused by design flaws.