DIY Perks creates the world's first PlayStation 5 Slim

Don't expect Sony to build a PS5 Slim anytime soon

DIY Perks creates the world's first PlayStation 5 Slim

YouTuber builds the first ever PlayStation 5 Slim

Let's face it, Sony's PlayStation 5 console is huge, almost comically huge. You can build PCs that are much smaller than this console, and many PlayStation fans are looking forward to Sony creating a slimmer model. 

Not happy to wait for Sony to do the work for him, DIY Perks, a British YouTuber, has created a custom PlayStation 5 Slim console that is less than 2 centimetres thick. The system uses a custom liquid cooling setup to cool its main SOC and VRMs, and a custom cooling solution for its GDDR6 memory chips. All of these components are reportedly running cooler than Sony's original PlayStation 5 console, which makes sense given DIY Perks' use of water cooling. 

Did DIY Perks Cheat by using an external power/cooling brick?

Yes, DIY Perks did cheat by using an external power and cooling system for his PS5 Slim, though it is worth noting that external power bricks are not uncommon within the console market, and that most Slim series consoles often use less power hungry components to allow them to use smaller internal power bricks and more compact cooling solutions. DIY Perks could not use either here. Beyond that, his power/cooling brick is hidden out of sight, making his PlayStation 5 Slim to look incredible in its full copper-clad glory.

While DIY Perks did kill his own PlayStation 5 system when creating his Slim model, thankfully he had access to a second system that he used to get his Slim console working.  

Honestly, DIY Perks has outdone himself by creating his custom PlayStation 5 Slim system, and he did so without utilising CNC machining tools or other advanced pieces of equipment. His PlayStation 5 Slim console was built by hand, and you could do the same if you wanted to buy almost £300 of copper and invest the same time, money, and effort to replicate this piece of art. 

You can join the discussion on DIY Perks' custom PlayStation 5 Slim console on the OC3D Forums.

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Most Recent Comments

20-06-2022, 15:39:20

Greenback
time you put the power and rad box on top it's not that slim a systemQuote

20-06-2022, 15:50:27

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
time you put the power and rad box on top it's not that slim a system
Exactly. It's like being on the beach in summer and seeing the most beautiful woman you've ever seen. Only then she turns around and has a head sized whart on her ass.Quote

20-06-2022, 15:59:29

Bartacus
Yeah but if you watch the video, the temps are actually awesome. Still not a practical build, but it's cool and effective.Quote

20-06-2022, 16:31:37

hmmblah
I think that's awesome on so many levels. We hide cabling all the time, what's wrong with hiding cooling/psu. Quote

20-06-2022, 19:18:35

ImprovizoR
It's a more than decent first attempt at something like this.Quote
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