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  • Couple of Questions.

    I live within 20 miles of the Southern most part of the Texas, Mexico border.
    It get's hot here an idea is 98-100*F with 100% humidity in the summer. I do use A/C in the summers.
    Winters as of late have been somewhat depressing and been more like spring. With temperatures ranging from 39-86*F, wierd!

    Now with the massive amounts of power the PS3 uses. It does get somewhat hot in the area I have it in. So I have cut into the backing of my entertainment center to allow air flow.
    I also purchased a third party cooler to attach on the back. But the freaking thing is so loud!
    Do I really need this now or at all?

    Also, will the PS3 support mouse and KB for games? I am getting a little fustrated with the controller?

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    Re: Couple of Questions.

    The extra cooling couldn't hurt. When I tried playing GTA4 in the summer, my PS3 was spinning those fans on high all the time. I decided to stop playing in case it overheated.

    If the game supports KB/mouse, then you can use it. I don't know of many games that allow it though. UT3 is all I know that allows KB/mouse and has server filters for KB/mouse only or controller only.

    - It's who you game with.

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      Re: Couple of Questions.

      Yah I think Sarc is right, it's really up to the game to decide whether to allow it, any USB operated one will work.

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        Like all systems this complex, a little airflow wouldn't hurt. However, the guys in JPN sure do know how to build solid HW...

        http://www.ps3vault.com/how-to-kill-a-ps3-console-1975
        Do or do not, there is no try....
        -- Yoda, Dagobah

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          Re: Couple of Questions.

          Originally posted by gunjunkie View Post
          Like all systems this complex, a little airflow wouldn't hurt. However, the guys in JPN sure do know how to build solid HW...

          http://www.ps3vault.com/how-to-kill-a-ps3-console-1975
          Nice!

          I have had no problems living in Humid and Hot Florida! I had my PS3 on almost all the time working the [email protected] app. My "Man Cave" usually stays pretty warm and I have had no problems as of yet.

          I would make sure the airflow around the front and back is clear and worse comes to worse just put a small personal fan blowing across it.

          XBOX360 is an entirely different story...LOL!



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            My main issue is dust, there's not a whole lot of ventilation, and when I opened the console up to swap hard drives there was a ton of dust. It runs right on the carpet floor, with no open windows or ventilation with a cat in the mix and still it runs wonders. I've had issues with it but nothing near the woes of the 360.

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              Re: Couple of Questions.

              Originally posted by amu107.9 View Post
              Also, will the PS3 support mouse and KB for games? I am getting a little fustrated with the controller?
              The controller is small and doesn't fit my big hands very well. I do like the 360 Controllers for their size. However, the 360 do not come with chargers and you have to use batteries so that is a bonus with the PS3 controllers.

              The PS3 does support keyboard and mouse with no problems. But for games the only one I know that is built to be able to use the Mouse and Keyboard is UT3.

              Now there is 3rd party tools you can use to remap a controller on to a mouse and keyboard...

              "The XFPS Rateup for PS3 is an adapter that lets you plug in a mouse and keyboard and remaps the Dual Shock 3 / Six Axis buttons so you can go all keyboard mouse."

              http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&key...l_82kblhdy35_b


              Haven't tried one myself but have thought about it...I love the consoles for gaming but miss my Mouse and Keyboard for control and accuracy!



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