Sony PlayStation 5 Tiny: Modder builds PS5 in mini PC format with external disk drive
In the video embedded below, YouTuber and modder Not From Concentrate shows how compact the PlayStation 5 could be if Sony actually focused on reducing the dimensions. Amounting to a volume of 3.3 liters, the result of this modding project is around 60% smaller than a conventional PS5, while the PlayStation 5 Slim is only 30% more compact.
The rectangular housing also makes it easier to place the console between conventional set-top boxes. To make this format possible, the modder uses a CFI 1200 revision of the PlayStation 5, which already has a smaller mainboard and a 6 nm AMD Ryzen chip with lower power loss. The modified cooling system consists of a Blackridge heat sink, which has a similar volume to that of the PS5, as well as a 120 millimeter fan from Noctua. The power supply was replaced by a smaller 250 watt model from HD Plex for space reasons.
To save further space, Not From Concentrate uses a smaller M.2 SSD with a maximum length of 42 millimeters to expand the storage. The disk drive has been placed in a separate case so that it can be connected at any time if necessary or removed for easier transport. Despite the smaller cooling system, the Ryzen chip remains below 60 degrees Celsius when gaming, but the Noctua fan runs at maximum speed, so this mini version of the PlayStation 5 doesn't cool the APU as quietly as the regular PS5.