Blog / Cooling a Playstation 3

Electrical tape is duct tape for nerds.

Originally bought this fan to cool my receiver

Remember all that Final Fantasy XII I’m playing? My poor PS3 starts doing its jet turbine imitation after half an hour.

Did anyone use their PS3's USB ports for something other than charging DualShocks and connecting Guitar Hero controllers? I want to meet the one person on Earth who uses their PS3 to print photos.

So with a USB extension cable, a USB fan, and a dozen strips of duct tape, I now have a custom solution.

Kinda wish I'd bought a black fan. Oh well.

No aftermarket intercoolers necessary.