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Old 02-26-2008, 02:23 PM
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I bought a 40gb PS3 last week, but have recently discovered a brand new 60gigabyte PS3 for sale for $60 dollars more than I paid for the 40. I'm thinking i'm going to return the 40gb and get the 60gb, but i'd like your advice. Is it worth it to go that route? I know the 40gb model uses less energy and produces less heat, but is that a major issue?
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Old 02-26-2008, 02:30 PM
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I heard that the 60gig plays PS2 games, I could be wrong. Not sure though.
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Old 02-26-2008, 02:33 PM
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if you watch a lot of movies id suggest keeping the 40. its got the 65nm cell in it so it stays out of higher fan speeds so its not as loud during movie watching.
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Old 02-26-2008, 02:47 PM
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60GB was the best one sony ever came out with. From my understanding, sony was losing too much money on it and thats why they took it off the shelves. I could be wrong. ....Yes it plays both ps2 games and ps1 games..... For me, i would sacrifice the fan noise for that, especially since the fan noise on any ps3 isnt that loud to begin with. Go with the 60gb
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60GB is the way to go!
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Old 02-26-2008, 02:51 PM
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60GB is the way to go!
Definitely, there quite hard to find now, I can still find some locally at TRU
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60gb if you don't mind fan noise, have a few Ps2 games, will find use for the extra 20gb of space, might use the 2 extra USB ports or memory card slots, or have a HDMI receiver and might buy some SACDs.

40gb if you mind fan noise (from what I've been told the 40gb is more quiet) and want to save a few bucks.
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Old 02-26-2008, 03:44 PM
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I wish I had waited for the 40GB model. The fan noise on the 60GB model can be outright ridiculous at times.
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60gb if you don't mind fan noise
what fan noise? as long as you let the machine breathe it is very quiet. Sounds like you have yours boxed in or something and forcing it to fight hard for a breath of cool air.

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The fan noise on the 60GB model can be outright ridiculous at times.
Do you guys have yours standing up or laying flat? Is it boxed in or can it breathe?

Mine is laying flat and can easily breathe and I never hear the fans. Before my current setup though I had the opposite experience. It was standing up and inbetween my TV and a dresser and it did get hot and loud pretty quick. Its all about location.
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It is standing up. I'd rather it lay flat, but space is limited the way I currently have to set things up and the HDMI is just a hair short.
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