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Building a pc off of a console

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Just now, IkeaGnome said:

You have to think of consoles more like laptops. CPU and GPU are soldered on, and in this case, not compatible with AM4 or any other consumer platform.

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yeah sm1 told me the same thing thanks for the info

i have an idea for people who want to build a cheap pc but i dont know if it would work , so i want to hear yall thoughts on this. So basically i thought about what if i buy a ps5 or a xbox series x and i remove the cpu (amd zen 2 cpu) and gpu(AMD GPU) and i wipe the drives with the PlayStation OS and i build a pc off of it with windows and all the good stuff. the problem there is motherboard because if i want to install windows i gotta enter the bios which i surely cant on a console motherboard so what if i get a new AMD Motherboard llike a B450 who supports zen 2 cpu's would it be possible to put the ps5 or xbox components into a new motherboard and install windows on a wiped hdd or a new one. then just launch windows and play. Btw this is an idea for people who want to get a pc For modding and RP and the fun features. This is not for people who want a high performance gaming experience (tbh the ps5 and xbox components aint that bad u can expect a fairly good performance out of it but not a high performance one tho) So tell me what you think. if its possible or not. If you think its not possible tell me why and yeah thats what i wanted to ask yall.

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That's not how consoles work. The APU (cpu and GPU) is soldered to the motherboard. Consoles are incapable of running Windows. BIOS doesn't support anything other than, as you called it, "playstation OS" or the XBOX OS on a Series console. Storage on the PS5 is soldered and the BIOS and bootloader can't be flashed (easily), neither can the OS. That's not going to work. 

Is it plugged in? Is it turned on? Are you sure? No, really. 

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Just now, Mel0nMan said:

That's not how consoles work. The APU (cpu and GPU) is soldered to the motherboard. Consoles are incapable of running Windows. That's not going to work. 

oh damn i didnt i didnt know that

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A quick google will tell you console hardware is in no way compatible with consumer operating systems. That hardware is 100% proprietary and has nothing to do with regular x86/x64 software

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1 minute ago, Mel0nMan said:

That's not how consoles work. The APU (cpu and GPU) is soldered to the motherboard. Consoles are incapable of running Windows. That's not going to work. 

that means you cant remove the cpu off the motherboard right?

 

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Just now, Michael1432 said:

that means you cant remove the cpu off the motherboard right?

 

Yes, that's what that means - all components on consoles are soldered (excluding storage expansion for the PS and internal drive AFAIK for the Series)

Is it plugged in? Is it turned on? Are you sure? No, really. 

List of my systems:

Main PC:

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HP z620 workstation, 2x Xeon e5-2690 v0, GTX 980 FE, 8x4gb DDR3-1333, 2x 2tb HDD, 1tb boot SATA SSD, Windows 10 Pro

Linux system:

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ProDesk 600 g1 SFF, i5-4590, Quadro k620, 2x4gb DDR3-1333, 64gb boot SSD, 250gb storage HDD from the ewaste pile with many bad sectors, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

XP system:

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Compaq DC7600 SFF, Pentium 4 HT 631, MSI GT 210 passive, 2x512m DDR2-667, 80gb Spinmaster HDD

Testbench:

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Optiplex 760 board, GameMax VP-600 PSU, 4x 64gb AliExpress SSD (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 10), 1tb HDD (storage)

(currently has a Core 2 Quad Q9550 and 4x2gb DDR2-800 but I change its config frequently)

 

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Just now, Mel0nMan said:

Yes, that's what that means - all components on consoles are soldered (excluding storage expansion for the PS and internal drive AFAIK for the Series)

oof i thought you could remove it well thats an L

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1 minute ago, Michael1432 said:

that means you cant remove the cpu off the motherboard right?

 

No you cant. Not that it matters becuase the cpu is not just a consumer cpu made for any other type of hardware. It would be the same as trying to get your kitchen oven to run windows

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Just now, emosun said:

No you cant. Not that it matters becuase the cpu is not just a consumer cpu made for any other type of hardware. It would be the same as trying to get your kitchen oven to run windows

ok i understand now

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Sleeper builds in old console housings are a thing. Maybe you'd be interested in that.

 

 

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Anyway, if consoles weren't locked down systems it would be really cool to have a makeshift console with custom parts and a different OS, also consoles have software limitations aswell as hardware, with the PS3 you could load linux onto it and escape the sandbox, also the "PLAYSTATION OS" is litterally just a linux
distro and some PS's are forks of FREEBSD, also the XBOX can run unsigned code if it is put in developer mode and the code has to be part of the UWP platform

Just now, Michael1432 said:

the only thing i asked was answers nothing else

 

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Just now, Arch User said:

Anyway, if consoles weren't locked down systems it would be really cool to have a makeshift console with custom parts and a different OS, also consoles have software limitations aswell as hardware, with the PS3 you could load linux onto it and escape the sandbox, also the "PLAYSTATION OS" is litterally just a linux
distro and some PS's are forks of FREEBSD, also the XBOX can run unsigned code if it is put in developer mode and the code has to be part of the UWP platform

 

well thanks that all i wanted to hear man not an argument

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26 minutes ago, Michael1432 said:

i have an idea for people who want to build a cheap pc but i dont know if it would work , so i want to hear yall thoughts on this. So basically i thought about what if i buy a ps5 or a xbox series x and i remove the cpu (amd zen 2 cpu) and gpu(AMD GPU) and i wipe the drives with the PlayStation OS and i build a pc off of it with windows and all the good stuff. the problem there is motherboard because if i want to install windows i gotta enter the bios which i surely cant on a console motherboard so what if i get a new AMD Motherboard llike a B450 who supports zen 2 cpu's would it be possible to put the ps5 or xbox components into a new motherboard and install windows on a wiped hdd or a new one. then just launch windows and play. Btw this is an idea for people who want to get a pc For modding and RP and the fun features. This is not for people who want a high performance gaming experience (tbh the ps5 and xbox components aint that bad u can expect a fairly good performance out of it but not a high performance one tho) So tell me what you think. if its possible or not. If you think its not possible tell me why and yeah thats what i wanted to ask yall.

You have to think of consoles more like laptops. CPU and GPU are soldered on, and in this case, not compatible with AM4 or any other consumer platform.

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Just now, IkeaGnome said:

You have to think of consoles more like laptops. CPU and GPU are soldered on, and in this case, not compatible with AM4 or any other consumer platform.

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yeah sm1 told me the same thing thanks for the info

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