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Poll: *The Official PlayStation 5 (PS5) Thread*

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by BMox81, 16 Apr 2019.

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Which PS5 Version will you likely buy?

  1. Digital Only Version

    155 vote(s)
    16.5%
  2. UHD Optical Version

    568 vote(s)
    60.6%
  3. Unlikely to buy either

    214 vote(s)
    22.8%
  1. Smokey26

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Apr 2010

    Posts: 1,226

    Location: West Midlands

    Meh. Just ordered a WD SN850 2TB off another site that apparently comes with a free heatsink. Really need one as the stock storage is shockingly small especially with my sons few games on there.
     
  2. DIABLO

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,515

    Location: N.Devon

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  3. MOOGLEYS

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Dec 2004

    Posts: 18,025

    Location: Telford

    I used my 1tb SN850 without a heatsink for the beta and had no issues. I have a small heatsink I might fit on it see if it makes any difference but as I had no issues without I doubt it will.
     
  4. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 68,113

    Location: Wish i was in .Lethal's house

    It will work but I believe heat will shorten it's lifespan.
     
  5. jonneymendoza

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Apr 2008

    Posts: 18,573

    I used one on my pc for years without a problem but then again my pc is a desktop and has lots of air flow/room inside.
     
  6. karik666

    Hitman

    Joined: 8 Oct 2015

    Posts: 575

    Location: Hastings

    I bought wd 2tb sn850,was gonna get the 1tb,but saw i could get the 2tb for £330 payable in 5 payments of £66.60.
    Got the ek-m.2 heatsink,it was a pain getting the clips into place on the heatsink,but managed it in the end.
     
  7. theone8181

    Soldato

    Joined: 27 Mar 2013

    Posts: 5,958

    I think that's the difference, any desktop will have some air moving over it. I think the ps5, there's no fan on it (I've not actually seen one, but assume that's the case).
     
  8. MOOGLEYS

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Dec 2004

    Posts: 18,025

    Location: Telford

    PS5 has two small negative air channels. It relies on the fan drawing air over the channels to cool the ssd. It’s not the greatest of solutions so can see why a heatsink is recommended.
     
  9. dannywaugh1

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 Jul 2007

    Posts: 959

    Location: Newcastle upon tyne

    No live update yet maybe release later on today
     
  10. BEN_UK

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,009

    Location: Nottingham

    Had my PS5 since April. Never been happy with the fan noise.

    Even sent away to Sony support and was returned with no fault found.

    The fan just doesn't sound right for a brand new console. Never been happy with it since the first power on.

    It currently has a 17 blade fan inside.

    Just ordered off eBay the 23 blade internal fan to swap it over. At a cost of £78.

    Hopefully it's an improvement.
     
  11. finga

    Hitman

    Joined: 29 Jan 2006

    Posts: 889

    Ouch, thats nearly the price of a 2nd PS5.
    Ive had to have a word with myself at checkout, as yet again, I was about to buy something I didnt need just because I could!
    I think that with the price of PS5 digital games, Im not going to bother with extra storage, as I will mainly be buying discs at lower prices. I will probably only use the storage for saves and ps plus games, which I will just delete and redownload. Maybe in a few years when/if the prices are cheaper
     
  12. MOOGLEYS

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Dec 2004

    Posts: 18,025

    Location: Telford

    Even disc games need to be fully installed.
     
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  13. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 68,113

    Location: Wish i was in .Lethal's house

    I just get a 4TB HDD for about £70 then move games i am not playing to that. Takes a few mins, may be 20 for a large game?

    I am not a big gamer so waiting doesn't bother me. If a game is like 500G and I have 2 on the go and need more internally then will re-evaluate again then.
     
  14. finga

    Hitman

    Joined: 29 Jan 2006

    Posts: 889

    An external? thats just for ps4 games though. For just storage, you are still going to have to transfer stuff to make room to transfer another game back, I think it wont be much quicker than just deleting and redownloading. I cant play 2 games at the same time anyway, I keep pressing the wrong buttons in both.
    Anyway, I wont be paying 70 quids for digital versions of anything, I hated paying 50+ on ps4, but did. That wont be happening on ps5, discs only for me now, 2nd hand or discounted
     
  15. steve5424

    Mobster

    Joined: 29 May 2012

    Posts: 2,700

    Location: Rutherglen, Glasgow

    Yes. As the disc isn't fast enough to load the data when needed. So it needs to all go on the ssd.
     
  16. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 68,113

    Location: Wish i was in .Lethal's house

    Yes, I move it back and forth. It can take hours for me to download a game off the server so it's much faster just to move it.
     
  17. finga

    Hitman

    Joined: 29 Jan 2006

    Posts: 889

    Yes, obviously I know this, but me only playing one game at a time negates this problem, I see it only being an issue if my game purchases are digital.
    I currently have 6 games installed, Im only playing one of them, have some room left for another, I really dont need an nvme, I still want one though :cry:
     
  18. redknight333

    Gangster

    Joined: 17 Apr 2007

    Posts: 443

    PS5 system up out now, just about to update.
     
  19. Boomstick777

    Capodecina

    Joined: 2 Jan 2012

    Posts: 11,692

    Location: UK.

    Went with the no heatsink option, spent a fiver on a heatsink and saved a ton :D

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  20. dannywaugh1

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 Jul 2007

    Posts: 959

    Location: Newcastle upon tyne

    What's up with the fan? Is it loud or?