Game news A PS5 Slim with water? The crazy experience of a Youtubeur!
While rumors regularly circulate about the future arrival of a PS5 Pro, users of the Sony machine have asked themselves the opposite question. With its imposing shape and on-board electronics, is the current PlayStation 5 capable, with current technology, of being miniaturized to be offered as a Slim model? This is the experience launched by Youtuber DIY Perks!
The PS5 redesigned in Slim format
In life, all tastes are in nature and depending on the consoles, we can appreciate or not the different designs. Like all machines, that of the PlayStation 5 is loved by some people while others don’t like it at all and prefer the cubic look of the Xbox Series. This is how everyone has their own feelings! On the other hand, if there is one thing that cannot be denied, it is the impressive size of the console from the Japanese manufacturer. The website VG247 source of this article, even goes so far as to indicate that the set is massive and that it is difficult to integrate into living room furniture. Also, for some people, the arrival of a PS5 Slim would not be a bad thing. But is it possible and feasible?
Is a Slim PS5 model possible?
the Youtuber DIY Perks tried an interesting experiment. He thus designed “the world’s first PlayStation 5 Slim” by incorporating all the electronics into a machine… 2 cm high. To achieve this miracle, DIY Perks simply removed the huge cooling system of the machine (the fans and the many evacuation holes) to replace it with… a water cooling system connected to the power supply. . The video explains the design of the device step by step, but we must admit that it is smart. Because even if the block collecting water is imposing, it can be placed at the back of the furniture and not impact the overall view.
A reliable solution?
During his experiment, DIY Perks was thus able to lower the temperature of the PS5. Instead of the 95° generally noted during the operation of the machine, this one is now only 52°! That is a reduction of 45% made possible thanks to a cooling unit made up of small 7X40 radiators from Alphacool, and tiny radiators of the Noctua NF-A4X20 type. To these is then added the tank/pump combo connected to the famous water block.
As it stands, the PS5 works perfectly in its 2cm-tall model, but it’s obvious that the experience is first and foremost a science one. It is absolutely impossible to market such a system. In terms of cost, logistics, and even on-board hardware, it’s just not viable. But we must admit that it is rather effective and interesting! In the history of video games, this is not the first time that a console has used water. The very first Japanese models of the Dreamcast used a small water conduction system, but SEGA quickly replaced this process with a classic fan for economic reasons.