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Topic # 112907 26-Dec-2012 22:16 Send private message

I'm not a gamer, looking at buying my first PS3 - which option, 12GB or 500GB?

Slim or normal?

Any advice appreciated.




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  Reply # 737520 26-Dec-2012 22:25 Send private message

Got any spare Laptop drives around the place? You can fit a standard 2.5" drive into a PS3, you can buy the drive cage from Mighty Ape or similar for around $18. 12GB (9GB useable) just isn't enough space on a PS3 realistically.

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  Reply # 737824 27-Dec-2012 20:59 Send private message

May I ask why you want a PS3 if not for gaming?




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  Reply # 737827 27-Dec-2012 21:06 Send private message

Blu-Ray, TV on Demand, Play TV, App Store, Web Surfing, Media Streaming, the list is nigh endless.

Nate: Buy a 500GB slim.

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  Reply # 737837 27-Dec-2012 21:48 Send private message

Well if he wants PlayTV then I wouldn't recommend anything under 500gb but it could be cheaper to get a 12gb and chuck a larger HDD in. Something to consider anyway. If he just wants it for Blu Ray and Media Streaming (lets face it the browser and TV on demand is terrible) then the 12gb would be fine.






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  Reply # 737886 27-Dec-2012 23:25 Send private message

Hobchild: May I ask why you want a PS3 if not for gaming?


I do want it for gaming, however I'm not a gamer at the moment - hoping to make my jump across :)




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  Reply # 737895 27-Dec-2012 23:40 Send private message

Well in that case I would definitely recommend a larger HDD, I think the 12gb PS3's are targeted more towards parents who don't want to pay the big bucks for their kids and adults who want one of the best blu ray players on the market.

Also instead of buying games all the time you could be kept quite busy playing the included games in PS+.




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