DIY Perks creates the world's first PlayStation 5 Slim
Don't expect Sony to build a PS5 Slim anytime soon
Published: 20th June 2022 | Source: DIY Perks |
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.