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Discussion in 'PS3 - Modding & Hacking' started by WierdName, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. WierdName

    WierdName Regular member

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    I would like to know some stuff as I am adding up the cost to actually get a PS3.

    1. Headset; will my PS2 mics work with it or do I need to get a bluetooth?

    2. Tax; anyone know what the huge tax amount is? I had the amount before but I forgot it. I think it was somethin like $40-$60.

    3. Games; whats out that is actually GOOD and worth the $40-$60?!

    4. Hard drive; What kind does it use? Could I get the 20GB and switch the HD to a 60 without blowing all my money? This brings me to my next question,

    5. Hardware; Is the extra hardware worth the extra $100?

    6. Fatal problems; Is it worth the replacement policy? I still have my PSP from a couple years ago and its still fine. I only replaced my PS2 once because of that mass problem awhile back with the disk read errors.

    7. Ventalation; As I say below, I leave my PS2 online alot and its in a semi enclosed space. Big or minor problem?

    8. Stuff to look out for; Anything?

    Thanks in advance for anyones help. Please, no bias towards stores companies(sony, such as microsoft fanboys), etc.

    -EDIT, added question 7.
     
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  2. packman00

    packman00 Regular member

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    Games worth buying: Resistance:Fall of Man, Madden 07, NFS Carbon, Call of Duty 3.

    Hard Drive: You can use any SATA 2.5" Hard Drive, you can get a 100gig on Newegg for about 100$,60gig for about 60-70$. But i say shell out the extra 100 for 60 gig PS3, you get WiFi, which is pretty great, but that sorta depends on you, where you'll be putting it and if youll be playing online alot.

    Replacement Policy: My PS3 hasnt had any problems whatsoever yet. I leave it on for a good 2-3 hrs at a time, no problems. It comes with a 1yr warranty, but you could get an extended warranty if you want. I got an extra year, might go back and get another yr(toatal of 3) but it comes out quite expensive.
     
  3. WierdName

    WierdName Regular member

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    Thanks for your response. I would deffinantly play online alot if I get resistence. I have wifi at my home and I use it to play my PSP online. I sometimes leave my PS2 online overnight because I forget to shut it off before going to bed or im having a standoff with a jerk that wont respawn. So you could assume my PS3 would get left on for 8-12 hours straight sometimes. What about ventalation? My PS2 sits in a slot in my entertainment center that is about 12"(high) by 12"(wide) by 12"(long). Will I need a fan to circulate the air? From the left this is sorta how it looks:
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    (space) <-PS2->
    (space)<-shelf->
    (cntrllrs n stuff)
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  4. johnblaze

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    2. If you're in the US, this will depend on your state's sales tax, ex. 5% sales tax * $600 = $30 tax
    3. Resistance:Fall of Man
     
  5. BAMitUp

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    My PS3 has never been turned off since the day i bought it... (December 17,2006) i guarentee you... and guess what.. as long as the front and back vents are open.. your ps3 will handle anything..

    When you get the hard drive get a sata 2.5" hdd with A 16MB BUFFER!

    the extra buffer is supposed to speed up your load times ten fold.

    I bought a ps3 with 100gb's and 16mb buffer and it's wicked sick! i got a extra 250gig external lying right next to it once the hd boot hack comes out.
     
  6. WierdName

    WierdName Regular member

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    I live in cali. Im gonna check some recipts for the tax %.

    I think im gonna get the 60GB and I'll consider the bigger HD later after the HD boot loader comes out and theres an FTP thing that will let me transfer 10GB+ files over(hey, I can barily afford the consle)

    Thanks for everyones help. Anyone else got some input?
     
  7. Domreis

    Domreis Regular member

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    Get the 60GB, it has built in WiFi, AND A MEMORY CARD reader! I belive the sales tax in call is 8.9%! So it would be $about 54! How far north are you? I am in Washington so I just drove 50 miles south so I could get it in Oregon to save the sales tax!


    The hard drive are 2.5 serial!
    The headset will work!
    Resistace Fall of Man
    Go ahead and leave you PS3 on, it is a great heater, I havn't had any problems yet!


    I would get it at Best Buy and get their 3 year replacement plan for another $99, great deal, if it dies get a brand new one!

    ~Domreis

    YEA, No School again for me! I am going on a 6 day weekend due to SNOW!
     
  8. WierdName

    WierdName Regular member

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    I remember that it was a really high amount. I coulda swore it was $60, so that $54 sounds about right. Im near Merced so its a ways away to any state line.
     
  9. Domreis

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    Tax for me would be $43.50(600/100*7.25=43.5).
     
  11. Domreis

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    not to bad, if I didn't get it in oregon it would have been $66 for me!
     
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    WierdName Regular member

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    Ouch, man the tax really kills you.
     
  13. Domreis

    Domreis Regular member

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    Hey there is a rumor that all Best Buys are geting 25+ ps3 on sunday! just anted to let you know if you don't find one before then!
     
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    WierdName Regular member

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    I found alot at my local best buy yesterday but I didnt have money with me and I had to go to class and my last wasnt over til' 10P.M. I might get one very soon though if I get the permission to get resistence(the only game I really want now).
     
  15. Domreis

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    What do you mean?

    resistance is akiller game I love it!
     
  16. WierdName

    WierdName Regular member

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    What I mean is, I think im only gonna get a PS3 if I can get permission to get resistence(believe it or not, I have to ask my parents). Otherwise, I might just wait til' better games come out like warhauk.
     
  17. Domreis

    Domreis Regular member

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    Oh ok... yea I have to have my parents there to buy it since it is M and you need to be 18 by law to buy a 'R' movie or 'M' game! ut my parents don't care so I am all good!

    How old are you?
    ~Domreis
     
  18. WierdName

    WierdName Regular member

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    As I said in the word game thread(that was closed for some reason), im 16, 17 on the 26th of April.
     
  19. Domreis

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    Oh yea that right why was that closed? I am going to go back and look...
     
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    WierdName Regular member

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    Not sure why. Anyways, back on topic. Anyone else have info?
     

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