A few months ago, Sony surprised fans with the sudden announcement of a new model of the PlayStation 5. The news sparked a lot of discussion, and a section of the community expressed their displeasure. Now, a popular YouTuber and engineer took matters into his own hands and created his own miniature PS5.
According to the Japanese company, the new PS5 model, unofficially known as PS5 Slim, is 40% smaller and weighs up to 24% less than the original version. The redesign failed to please the entire fanbase, as some players mocked it and claimed it wasn't small or slim enough.
The YouTuber behind the Not From Concentrate /b channel is among those who disapprove of Sony's next-gen console design. Therefore, he decided to build his own PlayStation 5 that is much smaller and sleeker, albeit also expensive.
YouTuber Creates His Own Smaller PlayStation
"When I first heard the rumors earlier this year, I was hoping Sony would make the disc drive external and design the case to be smaller. I'm disappointed it didn't live up to my expectations, so I decided to do it myself," said the content creator at the beginning of his video.
The NFC YouTuber placed a large portion of the PlayStation 5 components inside an [b]NFC Skyreach 4 Tiny micro ATX PC case, an achievement that reduced the size by 60%. Additionally, he designed around 20 custom pieces with the help of a 3D printer and a laser cutter.
In the video, the tech influencer claims that his biggest complaint about the PlayStation 5 is the fan, which he describes as huge. He specifically states that the cooling fan is the main reason the next-gen console cannot be smaller.
Thus, NFC replaced the cooling system with an Alpenföhn Black Ridge heatsink and a Noctua Chromax 120mm fan, which together cost around $130 USD. Additionally, he replaced the power supply with an HDPlex GaN 250W.
The final result is undoubtedly surprising. The YouTuber explains that tests highlight that the miniature console heats up only a couple of degrees more, even when playing more demanding titles. In his video, he detailed the entire process behind creating this interesting model of the PlayStation 5.
But tell us, what do you think of this experiment? Let us hear your thoughts in the comments.