The hardware customization designer, nhenhophach, spent two months “making” the water-cooled ps5. He first deconstructed the ps5, then made a fully customized shell and parts to assemble it using a water cooling system.
Water cooling is a method of using water to dissipate heat, which is usually more efficient and less noisy than traditional air cooling systems with large fans. The modern air cooling of the standard ps5 host also takes up a lot of space.
In his pipeline channel, nhenhophach said that this is only the first version of his water-cooled ps5, and there will be more versions in the future. They will continue to prepare for a commercial version and are ready to integrate the water-cooled ps5 into their next PC transformation.
According to the video and pictures, this water-cooled ps5 host will be much smaller than the original if it doesn’t have a tall plastic case. The ps5 has a fan with a diameter of 120mm, which is one of the reasons why the ps5 has a large fuselage.
Modder nhenhophach runs a thermal performance test on the water-cooled ps5 and publishes the test results in the video.
“We can’t accurately measure the temperature of the ps5 APU core and memory chip, it takes a lot of time,” he explained. But based on the water temperature and the back plate temperature, we can evaluate the performance of the system in some way. “