Ps4 parts to PC

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  1. Roflcopter Rogers

    Roflcopter Rogers Least From The East Platinum VIP

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    Well, recently I have been thinking about building a new PC. My friend wants to buy my laptop, and another friend wants to sell his Ps4. My question is, is it possible to use partsbfrom the ps4 on the PC (8 gig of ddr5 ram and a 8 core and jaguar). Just testing my options out here the price of the Ps4 is $150
     
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    Roflcopter Rogers Least From The East Platinum VIP

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    Why?
     
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    Because SONY is not in the business to lose money. If you could upgrade your PS4 with parts from China. They would lose millions. So the parts they use are specific to the unit in which they are placed in. Plus those parts are probably all on board and not designed to be user serviceable. Meaning the RAM and GFX and all of the other main workking components are likely soldered directly to the motherboard. This provides the unit with a lot of benefits such as making it durable and long lasting.
     
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    They simply aren't compatible any more than parts from a Mac aren't compatible with PC or parts from Xbox one aren't compatible with PS4.
     
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    The reason I asked is that the ps4 is a PC with a modified cpu so it can't install Windows like a ps3.
     
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    No. Just no..
     
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    Even if the CPU socket would fit in a PC Sony would likely have used custom chips that are designed to "only" work with their BIOS. They wouldn't be compatible by any means because then people could potentially exploit their system.

    A quick bit of research confirmed my suspicions about everything being onboard. https://gyazo.com/7075091e3581a0b2f786fe8bf395880c (In the pic you see a GPU and CPU combo)

    Companies build these units to be durable and cost effective. So if you manufacture your own silicon chips to do all of your processing in ONE chip. You save a TON of money. Secondly having an onboard design reduces part counts making both assembly easier and cheaper, reduces complications in assembly, makes it very durable if done properly and much more.

    TL:DR - Not possible nor cost effective to convert PS4 bits to PC parts.
     
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    I love your paragraphs.
     
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    Its what I do.
     
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