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#31 Kenshindono

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:48 AM

I bought one of th super slim and returned it , I didnt like the design, I bought one of the 160 GB and love it, I bought it for $249 about a week ago, I guess im gonna have to go back to bestbuy and get the $20 dollar difference back, awesome


this.. the super slim is a massive pile of shit. Im floored that Sony would release such a cheaply made, shoddy product on the market. Honestly it looks like some cheap Chinese knockoff.

BTW for the 160gb model, im surprised that it hasn't dropped in price much. $20 off isn't much of a sale. I keep waiting for them to be about $150 or so to snag one as a backup/BD player for upstairs or something but its not happening. Anyone think theres any chance of that happening? I remember last year GS had them around that price
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:57 AM

people keep saying it LOOKS like shit, but noone can actually say it is shit, lol.

Its not even cheaply made, other then having a sliding door.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:03 AM

Will wait for the 500GB bundle to drop in price......my PS3 slim is going through some issues, gladly I bought the 3 year extended with squaretrade

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:01 AM

Today was a long day for me. After having to call customer service regarding my order not being available at one of the local stores, I was able to snag one two hours away in Erie, PA. What a drive that was. The best parts of that long trip included grabbing some Krispy Kreme Donuts, and stopping by Steak and Shake. The rep that helped me was pretty legit as well. She was so cute, and she actually knew about gaming. We started to talk about Kingdom Hearts and the PS3 in general. I wished she worked at my store because I would talk to her all day. I'm going to see how much the protection plans are when I go back to work. I barely even hear this model running, and I can definitely get used to that! See you guys/gals later!

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:19 AM

Dang, still waiting on PS3 half-slim to reach $200. But my launch system is still going strong, but for how much longer?! :hot:

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:20 AM

Hmmmm...all the differing opinions on the super slim leads me to believe its just a matter of taste. I'm looking to snag a second PS3 for my desk to play when the gf needs to watch Bravo shows.

I really don't care about looks as when I'm enjoying a game it doesn't matter. I'm going super slim as size is an issue, but I think I read in the posts that it does AND doesn't run hot..this is my only concern, anybody else having heat issues w the super slim?

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:27 AM

Dang, still waiting on PS3 half-slim to reach $200. But my launch system is still going strong, but for how much longer?! :hot:


When my launch system died it showed signs for about a week, like freezing often, so when it is time for your Phat to go into the light you should know it.

I'm wondering if we'll see a PS3 price drop soonish but Sony keeps putting out bundles to "add value" instead of dropping the price, still though, if I were you I'd hold out as long as possible or bite on a good sale if you can find one.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:30 AM

Do they still make regular slims or are they OOP?

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:33 AM

Do they still make regular slims or are they OOP?

not 100% sure, but i heard it was oop

#40 Kenshindono

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:17 AM

people keep saying it LOOKS like shit, but noone can actually say it is shit, lol.

Its not even cheaply made, other then having a sliding door.


It IS shit. Have you held one? It feels like a cheap piece of garbage... and im not sure how you can just blow off the shitty sliding door. Thats a major reason WHY its shit. The mechanism itself is cheap, but the thinness of the plastic just makes it laughable. Theyre not removing an actual drive to help people who had games stuck in it (that was fixed with the first slims), theyre doing it to save every dime they can and cheap out on construction of the system

The PS2 slim was kinda shit too, but it wasn't anywhere near as terrible as this PS3 super slim.

Today was a long day for me. After having to call customer service regarding my order not being available at one of the local stores, I was able to snag one two hours away in Erie, PA. What a drive that was. The best parts of that long trip included grabbing some Krispy Kreme Donuts, and stopping by Steak and Shake. The rep that helped me was pretty legit as well. She was so cute, and she actually knew about gaming. We started to talk about Kingdom Hearts and the PS3 in general. I wished she worked at my store because I would talk to her all day. I'm going to see how much the protection plans are when I go back to work. I barely even hear this model running, and I can definitely get used to that! See you guys/gals later!


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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:31 AM

Compared to the people who didn't want the system vs issues with the system, there were probably five to seven that were returned due to various issues. It was so busy, but I do remember two of issues specifically. The first issue was that the system wasn't outputing video through composite or HDMI. Tested both connections at our test station. The second issue was a faulty disc drive. It game would show up in the X media bar, but the game wouldn't start. Plus it would get super loud right after you turned the system on....


Thanks for the info. I'll probably pick one up later after they have worked out all the "bugs" with the hardware, but I always hesitate to buy the newest model until it's been out for some time.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:08 AM

"Krispy Kreme" and "Super Slim" in the same thread... just makes me smile. :D
I got the "regular" 160gb Slim last year when it was offered with a $30 BB gift card (effectively reducing the price to $219). I would probably buy the Super Slim now if I didn't have a PS3, just for the price factor alone. As others have said, it's not that difficult to switch out the HDD, and you can go as big as you want... I hear 1TB drives are becoming more common for those switching out their HDDs.

I've been buying my consoles relatively late in the production cycle, when they're both more reliable (the bugs and mishaps at launch have been fixed) and more affordable (the PS3 in particular has come a looooong way in that regard since launch).

It really comes down to personal preference when choosing between the "regular" Slim and the Super Slim. The best way would be to play for a while with each console and decide which you like better. If you don't have friends nearby with each console, then see if there are stores that rent out consoles. Admittedly they won't be in 100% shape if they're rentals, but that may help you determine which is more durable.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:02 PM

Today was a long day for me. After having to call customer service regarding my order not being available at one of the local stores, I was able to snag one two hours away in Erie, PA. What a drive that was. The best parts of that long trip included grabbing some Krispy Kreme Donuts, and stopping by Steak and Shake. The rep that helped me was pretty legit as well. She was so cute, and she actually knew about gaming. We started to talk about Kingdom Hearts and the PS3 in general. I wished she worked at my store because I would talk to her all day. I'm going to see how much the protection plans are when I go back to work. I barely even hear this model running, and I can definitely get used to that! See you guys/gals later!

Did you ask if they could have it shipped it to your closest store? It's called OMS. You lost most of your savings in gas money.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:56 PM

I really don't care about looks as when I'm enjoying a game it doesn't matter. I'm going super slim as size is an issue, but I think I read in the posts that it does AND doesn't run hot..this is my only concern, anybody else having heat issues w the super slim?


According to the iFixit Teardown, the power supply has been reduced from 12V 18A in the Slim to 12V 13A in the super slim. To me, that signals a possible shrink in chip size. Power consumption, chip size, heat production, are all usually tied together. The fan is also smaller in the super slim. That may lead to more perceived fan noise since smaller fans tend to have to spin faster. The fan is much much quieter than the original PS3 fan though.

Sony's goal here is to reduce cost. Reducing the console size means they can fit more systems in a shipping container. Using thin, lightweight plastic means the shipping container is lighter. Shrinking die size means better chip yields. Consumers benefit from smaller chips in the power consumption department but this is a business and decisions are ultimately made to maximize profit.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:21 PM

I have not noticed any significant heat from our superslim at all, but admittedly I haven't checked it closely. I will check more closely next time I play it.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:22 PM

Did you ask if they could have it shipped it to your closest store? It's called OMS. You lost most of your savings in gas money.


I tried to have it shipped, but on the website it says not available for shipping. That was one of the first questions I asked when I called customer service the second time. All is not lost though, once my reward zone points clear in the second week of February, it'll make my new PS3 free. ;) The thing about OMS is that you can't use it to ship systems because consoles have serial numbers attached to them. Last but not least, I had to fill up anyways so $40 will get me through another two weeks or so.

@FinderKeeper The irony regarding Krispy Kreme and Super Slim, lol.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:10 PM

Smaller size, 5 games, more space, less expensive and less power consumption with the super slim >>>> slim. The BF model was a great deal and I don't think not liking the new disc design trumps all the benefits it came with

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:31 PM

My Dec 2008 80GB (now 500GB) has been freezing every few hours lately so I'm thinking of getting a replacement but I really don't like that sliding door on the "superslim" so will try to get a "slim".

Now I'm wondering what moniker my old system goes by. I know it's the original size, so it's not a "slim", it's the first PS3 model with a Dualshock, and it only has 2 USB ports and no memory card readers or BC whatsoever. So, "phat rumble gimped PS3"? "3rd gen phat"? Just wondering what is is I'm replacing.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:39 PM

My Dec 2008 80GB (now 500GB) has been freezing every few hours lately so I'm thinking of getting a replacement but I really don't like that sliding door on the "superslim" so will try to get a "slim".

Now I'm wondering what moniker my old system goes by. I know it's the original size, so it's not a "slim", it's the first PS3 model with a Dualshock, and it only has 2 USB ports and no memory card readers or BC whatsoever. So, "phat rumble gimped PS3"? "3rd gen phat"? Just wondering what is is I'm replacing.


I think that's like a 2nd generation one where they took out backwards compatibility and sd slots in favor for just 2 usb ports. They had the 40gb and 80gb varieties at the time, I bought a 40gb in 2008 which got the ylod about half a year ago. Most people just call it the fat PS3.

If I were you, I wouldn't bother fixing the fat if it broke. I did reballl fix on it and cost about $150 with shipping and handling and it's broken about 6 months after the repairs. I hardly used it except for the 30 hour burn in process and maybe a netflix movie or show a week so it's pretty disappointing to say the least. The repair did come with a 2 year warranty but you need to pay shipping each time it breaks to them so it's around $20-$30 on top so I'm up to about $180 into this dead system when I could have just bought a new one. Just let it go when it dies. :p

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:43 PM

Wasn't it only 20 or 30 dollars off?

Two hours is a looong drive for such small savings. My lazy ass would need the thing to be damn near free for me to drive two hours.

The farthest I drove to pick anything up in recent memory was 45 min. I ordered an LED TV a few years ago from BB and they didn't actually have one in inventory even though I was charged. So I had to drive to my 4th closest BB location a little bit out of town and pick it up there.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:41 PM

Mine doesn't get very hot. It doesn't even get as hot as my laptop. It does get warmer than my PS2.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:58 PM

I actually own a super slim and have 0 problems with it. Its actually pretty quiet and yeah, it gives off a lot less heat.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:17 PM

Wasn't it only 20 or 30 dollars off?

Two hours is a looong drive for such small savings. My lazy ass would need the thing to be damn near free for me to drive two hours.

The farthest I drove to pick anything up in recent memory was 45 min. I ordered an LED TV a few years ago from BB and they didn't actually have one in inventory even though I was charged. So I had to drive to my 4th closest BB location a little bit out of town and pick it up there.


It was definitely worth it though. I was able to spend quality time with my family which is a win in my books. If those certificates weren't going to expire, I wouldn't have picked up the console.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:10 AM

I really don't care about looks as when I'm enjoying a game it doesn't matter. I'm going super slim as size is an issue, but I think I read in the posts that it does AND doesn't run hot..this is my only concern, anybody else having heat issues w the super slim?


No heat issue and other people I know that has it had no heat issues either. Thing is quiet and doesn't get hot for me. Beats my Phat PS3 that's for sure. I have zero complaints about it.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:40 PM

Hmm this slim 160GB seems to have vanished form the BB site.....

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:42 PM

Hmm this slim 160GB seems to have vanished form the BB site.....


you are right, they are probably clearance it out

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:42 PM

Hmm this slim 160GB seems to have vanished form the BB site.....


Wow, you're right. That model and all the refurbished models are gone. Just the other day I went to my Best Buy and there was a stack of about 15-20 of these 160GB models. Wonder if they're still there..

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

Wow, you're right. That model and all the refurbished models are gone. Just the other day I went to my Best Buy and there was a stack of about 15-20 of these 160GB models. Wonder if they're still there..

when bb removes item from their page, i most likely indicates it will not be available any longer.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:52 PM

I think that's like a 2nd generation one where they took out backwards compatibility and sd slots in favor for just 2 usb ports. They had the 40gb and 80gb varieties at the time, I bought a 40gb in 2008 which got the ylod about half a year ago. Most people just call it the fat PS3.

If I were you, I wouldn't bother fixing the fat if it broke. I did reballl fix on it and cost about $150 with shipping and handling and it's broken about 6 months after the repairs. I hardly used it except for the 30 hour burn in process and maybe a netflix movie or show a week so it's pretty disappointing to say the least. The repair did come with a 2 year warranty but you need to pay shipping each time it breaks to them so it's around $20-$30 on top so I'm up to about $180 into this dead system when I could have just bought a new one. Just let it go when it dies. :p


Ya, wouldn't that be the phat 40 gig version? That's what I got. The 80 gig one had some backwards compatibility and didn't come with the dual shock I think.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:59 PM

So if bestbuy removed the 160 GB from website , is it possible that they are in clearance at stores? I may have to check my local bestbuy, they still had some last week