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PS4 cooling mod...FISH BOWL MODD

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What to do when your original ps4 blue ray player stops working.  I say forget it and through it away and do a cooling modd instead.  Dual ps4 fan modd.   I did this but used a flex atx power supply and some analog swiches to run my power supply for my ps4.  Anyway here is my concept photos.  You have to keep the daughter or sister motherboard that goes with the blue ray player.  Because it is paired with your ps4 cpu or apu and you won't be able to update without it.  so keep that and strap it in the case somewhere.  I thought about buying up all the ps4s on ebay one day and doing this mod to them.  You can parallel 2 fans this way... without the disc drive.  its an Alternative to water cooling,  people have done.  But this would be an easier cooling modd to do.  Just mount another fan inside the system.  You could parallel them at your own risk... i never tried that.  I used a larger atx power supply when i did the modd.  However it was suggested to me that you could just parallel the fans together off the original ps4 power supply. 

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I posted this already i figured i should post it again. its just a simple idea so simple i don't think anyone has done it yet with the ps4 original fan that is.  I would paint the case after i did though to have it look nicer.  I call it the fish bowl modd... for ps4 dual fan ps4... you could probably do this with the ps4 pro as well... This would also work best in a jail broken ps4 because then you wouldn't have to update your system. 

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I know this shell looks like crap but i was just cutting up some old shells i had lying around to test the idea out.  Or to show it off.  I completed this before and had the system run and everything. 

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A heatsink with more surface area and heat pipes would be a far better solution,

I think a GPU heat sink from a power hungry card will do the job.


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41 minutes ago, Vishera said:

A heatsink with more surface area and heat pipes would be a far better solution,

I think a GPU heat sink from a power hungry card will do the job.

What kind of heat sink would you use? 

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Just now, HoganKevin8997 said:

What kind of heat sink would you use? 

with that disk drive out you can do alot of stuff.. opens alot of room..

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I wish sony made a version of the ps4 that didn't have a disc drive at all and some better cooling power instead or a second hard drive bay beneath instead.  So you wouldn't need that extra top bay looking thing... Would that have been better if they just put an extra 3.5 inch hard drive bay where the disc drive sits instead.  Or the fan mod i called the fish Bowl... Remember if you do it.. Call it the fish Bowl Modd... Cuz its makes no sense. haha

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1 hour ago, Vishera said:

The motherboard has the cpu upside down sandwitched between the heat sink and another shield as well.. You would have to come up through the bottom of the case...  That would be difficult to do...

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On 4/1/2020 at 6:52 AM, HoganKevin8997 said:

What to do when your original ps4 blue ray player stops working.  I say forget it and through it away and do a cooling modd instead.  Dual ps4 fan modd.   I did this but used a flex atx power supply and some analog swiches to run my power supply for my ps4.  Anyway here is my concept photos.  You have to keep the daughter or sister motherboard that goes with the blue ray player.  Because it is paired with your ps4 cpu or apu and you won't be able to update without it.  so keep that and strap it in the case somewhere.  I thought about buying up all the ps4s on ebay one day and doing this mod to them.  You can parallel 2 fans this way... without the disc drive.  its an Alternative to water cooling,  people have done.  But this would be an easier cooling modd to do.  Just mount another fan inside the system.  You could parallel them at your own risk... i never tried that.  I used a larger atx power supply when i did the modd.  However it was suggested to me that you could just parallel the fans together off the original ps4 power supply. 

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You will also have to mount the wifi blue tooth antenna somewhere else after you remove the disc drive.  Or make your own.  I used regular 26 gauge wire and a ground connector and 1 pop rivet like this.  You can just solder on a wire if you want to of whatever length you want going to a piece metal.  Otherwise your controller won't work.  by blue tooth

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On 4/2/2020 at 9:35 AM, HoganKevin8997 said:

You will also have to mount the wifi blue tooth antenna somewhere else after you remove the disc drive.  Or make your own.  I used regular 26 gauge wire and a ground connector and 1 pop rivet like this.  You can just solder on a wire if you want to of whatever length you want going to a piece metal.  Otherwise your controller won't work.  by blue tooth

Wouldn't it be great to have a overclocked ps4 with 2 fans and a bigger power supply and a bigger hard drive.  That what i wanted to do with the regular ps4 in the future.  Anyone overclock the ps4 yet through jailbreak?

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1 minute ago, HoganKevin8997 said:

Wouldn't it be great to have a overclocked ps4 with 2 fans and a bigger power supply and a bigger hard drive.  That what i wanted to do with the regular ps4 in the future.  Anyone overclock the ps4 yet through jailbreak?

Combine the softmodd overclock with my dual fan idea and some paint and a compact pc power supply giving higher wattage to compensate for the extra fan and extra cpu power and we got something really cool on our hands.  So Overclocked ps4 custom painted with 2 fans and a bigger power supply and a tb ssd drive dam.  It would be dope right.  Anyone jailbreak a ps4 please message me.  then this case mod could be something to prolong the ps4 and make it cool again in the future for resales. 

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Fans a cheap and cost effective plus sonys fan is good and one of kind and already fits well inside so why not 2.  2 is better than 1. 

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