For these of you fortunate sufficient to have snagged a PlayStation 5, one of many first impressions you might have had upon pulling it out of its field might have been: ‘wow, it is massive!’ Yep, Sony’s newest console is a little bit of a chonk and remembers the equally cumbersone PS3 in its curves and heft.
Whereas all PlayStations have finally downsized, such because the PS4 Slim, and generally fairly dramatically so in earlier gens, we’re nonetheless in all probability some time away from seeing an official PS5 Slim. However one grasp builder has taken up the problem and created a customized PS5 Slim.
DIY Perks is a well-liked YouTube channel the place its presenter, Matt, takes on varied initiatives corresponding to constructing a DIY submarine, changing damaged TVs into synthetic skylights, changing gadgets to USB-C, amongst different tech-related builds. For his newest undertaking Matt has turned his arms to constructing a PS5 Slim.
As Matt notes, the PS5 is Sony’s largest console but so a slim model can be interesting, however since no official Slim model exists, Matt did it himself. He dismantles a PS5, taking it to items and taking out elements such because the motherboard and energy provide.
Matt takes drastic motion with the intention of creating a console that is 2cm thick. It is no simple feat and reveals off the builder’s abilities as he tackles varied points as he will get out his soldering iron. It is a lengthy video exhibiting pretty in depth the processes that Matt undergoes in shrinking the good white beast that’s the PS5.
However does Matt succeed? After going by way of the constructing course of, the YouTuber does get his PS5 into an impressively small kind issue, turning the console into one thing that takes up far much less house. He checks it out by seeing if it activates. Right here, there is a hiccup.
He then checks it out by taking part in a sport on his newly miniaturised PS5. However oh no! As soon as once more issues come up as the sport he is taking part in, Astro’s Playroom, instantly freezes. Seems it was an overheating downside because of the energy provide and it bricks his console. It appears making a smaller PS5 is not in any respect simple, however Matt finds a workaround by becoming a brand new motherboard into his cooked miniature PS5.
Success! Matt achieves his aim of manufacturing a working, absolutely operating, smaller PS5, and proves it by taking part in Horizon Forbidden West on it for a number of hours. His PS5 Slim is a glossy, shiny machine that appears the half, and even improves on the unique by operating cooler. However as Matt says himself most individuals in all probability will not undergo the thorough processes he did in making it. However all the identical, it is good to know that it is doable.
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