Posted by John on September 7, 2011

Case mod unites PS3 and Xbox 360

Reddit user timofiend)

With the ongoing debates over which is the better current-gen gaming console (PS3 or
Xbox 360), it seems Reddit user “timofiend” has his own answer in a custom gaming rig that consists of both.

Timofiend made the device by removing the parts from both an Xbox 360 Slim and an older-generation
PlayStation 3. These components were then placed inside a PC tower case and the contraption was born.

Although it’s not the prettiest of case mods, it certainly gets the job done. In the new rig, the PS3’s temperature peaked at 100 degrees Fahrenheit, while the 360 ranged from 100-101 degrees Fahrenheit (both temperatures are lower than usual).

We’re guessing both temps will drop with the addition of liquid cooling, which timofiend has left out due to financial constraints. Also, the parts from the PS3 proved too big to fit additional cooling devices.

The modder is now working on creating a set of instructions so that anyone can create a similar setup. Do note, however, that attempting to take apart either gaming console will void your warranty.

(Source: Crave Asia)

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