Youtuber Builds His Own "PS5 Slim" With More Efficient Cooling

Leave it to someone on YouTube to build custom game consoles with some cool gimmicks.

Credit: DIY Perks YouTube Channel

Matt Perks, who goes by DIY Perks on the video sharing platform, has seemingly beaten Sony at coming out with a slim model of the PS5, building himself a modified system that’s only about an inch thick.


The PS5 is notably a leviathan of a console. In fact, it’s said to be the biggest game console in modern history. But as with previous PlayStation iterations, Sony typically releases a slim model a couple of years after the original’s launch. So it’s safe to expect the company will do the same for the PS5.


Perks probably wasn’t down to wait, taking his PS5 apart and trying to cram its components into his custom-built copper-plated case. Not everything, however, would fit, with the power supply and cooling solution being too big for his design. To get around this, he created his own external cooling system and power supply, which he packed in a separate unit hidden behind his TV.

The interesting thing about his replacement cooling system is that it proved more efficient than the one that comes with the PS5. From his own tests, Perks said he recorded significant improvements in RAM and VRM temperatures while playing the game Horizon Zero Dawn. He even notes that the temperatures could probably go even lower with a bigger external cooling system.


While the custom design works, as Perks demonstrates in his video, it’s not quite practical for anyone who wants to try and build one for their own. The design is costly, with the YouTuber spending more than US$300 on the copper case alone. It’s also a complicated build, which will likely be hard to replicate for anyone without any engineering experience.


Regardless, it’s a cool design that provides a clearer picture of how the different components of the PS5 works.

 
  • Matt Perks, who goes by DIY Perks on YouTube, has seemingly beaten Sony at coming out with a slim model of the PS5, building himself a modified system that’s only about an inch thick.

  • The YouTuber took his PS5 apart and crammed its components into his slim custom-built copper-plated case. He then created his own external cooling system and power supply, which he packed in a separate unit hidden behind his TV.

  • Sony typically releases a slim model of its PlayStation consoles a couple of years after the original’s launch, so it's safe to expect it'll do the same for the PS5.



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