PS3 PC... just because

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drnickmd
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PS3 PC... just because

I was able to get my hands on a empty slim PS3 housing from an old GameStop PS3 demo display about 6 years ago. I have had building a PC in a PS3 idea pigeonholed for quite sometime. So this year the perfect storm happened. I had enough spare parts laying around and finally went through with it.

The parts choices were made around my spare CPU and 2.5 HDD (Actual out of pocket cost is around $220). With a little hot glue, screws, and a little ingenuity I was able to create my little Frankenstein.

(It boots into a windows shell launcher of LaunchBox-Big Box with retroarch in the background doing the emulation.)

There are few quirks but all and all I'm proud of it. I need to figure out a better power button, some sort of better cooling (temps hovering around 50c at idle, 74 on load with TF2) Eventually I would also like an entry level GPU too (like a 950) but not sure yet how I'm going to do that.

With all that said here's the part list....

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type ---- Item ---- Price
CPU ---- Intel Pentium G3240 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ---- $51.49 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler ---- Zalman CNPS2X CPU Cooler ---- $24.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ---- ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ---- $82.98 @ Newegg
Memory ---- Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ---- $26.49 @ Adorama
Storage ---- Kingston 240GB SSD 2.5" ---- $39.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply ---- FSP Group Mini ITX / Flex ATX 80Plus Gold 250W PSU(FSP250-60FAG) ---- $60.45
Other ---- PS3 Slim Housing
Other ---- uxcell® USB 3.0 A Type Female to Female 20 Pin Box Header Slot Adapter ---- $5.77
Other ---- StarTech BEZELWRKIT ATX Case Front Bezel Wire Kit ---- $6.72

Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $321.02


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Color(s): Black
RGB Lighting? No
Theme: Video Game
Cooling: Air Cooling
Size: Mini-ITX
Type: General Build

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Hardware

CPU
Intel - Pentium G3240
Socket: LGA 1150
Cores: 2
Motherboard
ASRock - H97M-ITX/ac
Chipset: H97
CPU Socket: LGA 1150
Size: Mini-ITX
Graphics
Storage
$ 75.00
Kingston - UV400
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 240 GB
PSU
FSP - 60FAG
Wattage: 250
Form Factor: IPC
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
Custom - Custom (custom)
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