we all know PS5 Is a huge, ugly monster. It’s big, it’s obnoxious, and it’s difficult to fit into the living room furniture that many people use exclusively. At this point, a smaller machine — with the same power — is an often-needed improvement.As rumors of a new “true professional controller” spread, one Youtuber got his hands on it to see if there was any PS5 Ultra Thin Machines are actually real.
YouTuber DIY Perks has heard calls for a smaller PlayStation 5 console, and has embraced the challenge of reducing the size of the latest PlayStation machine to a smaller footprint – albeit with some caveats.
After building the “world’s first PlayStation 5 Slim” – on a machine that’s only 2cm tall! – DIY Perks released a video showing the process of shrinking the behemoth console to something more…compact.
So why is the machine so small? Well, the Youtuber has done away with all the oversized cooling tech — those vents and fans that make up the size of the PS5 — and replaced it with a water cooling system attached to the (invisible) power brick. So it’s not the WYSIWYG vibe of modern console design, but hey, at least his “slim” console is smaller than the OG unit.
The cooling unit – made from Alphacool’s 7×40 ultra-thin radiator, seven small Noctua NF-A4x20 fans for cooling and an unspecified tank/pump combo – is the real star here and manages to keep the PS5’s operating temperature down Decrease from 95 degrees Celsius to 52 degrees Celsius (memory temperature). A 45% drop! This shouldn’t be sniffed at, right?
When (and if) Sony builds itself a truly official PS5 Slim, we’ll be interested to see if it can take any clues from this quirky experiment. Note that the copper plate the Youtuber uses for this case costs more than the PS5 – and that’s just the case. In terms of practicality and realism, forget this test unit; this video is all about science.