I am aware that ps3's are more reliable then xbox 360's
I personally do not care about how the console sounds or looks, I care about how long it will survive
Will the ps3 fat ( 40 gig recertified ) last longer ? Ps3 FAT Recertified
Or will the ps3 slim (120 gig NEW ) last longer ? Ps3 slim 120 GIG New
Also..Newegg says that this is a ps3 slim http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8
But they did not mention if this one is a ps3 slim ( but it looks like one and its 120 gig ) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8
from what i know.. slim will deff out liv the ps3 phat's..
Then you have lots to learn. And nowhere is there proof of such statement. The slim might not have the YLOD problems that seems to be apparent in the early fat models, but that does not mean they wont have other problems. THe slim is composed of cheaper parts, add a smaller size to such a power house..things wont necessarily be reliable. Give it 2 more years and well see what the slim is made of.
We don't know if the 120 gig is reliable or not yet because it hasn't been out long enough, but what we do know is that the fat is pretty unreliable after 2.5 - 3 years.
If I were you, I'd go with the slim.
ScarFace do you think I should get a PS3 40 GB though? I honestly dont care about the memory, or if it can play ps2 games, I just want to know if the 40 GB is just as reliable as the 80 and 60 gb fats.
Yes, if you can get a pristine condition 40GB for less cost of a slim, go for it. If not, go for a slim with a brand new warranty.
I know of several people who bought the 40GB's on release, and they are still running strong and quiet as ever. As a matter of fact, I also own a 80GB non b/c (which is the same as a 40GB but with larger hdd), and its still running strong and quiet as always.
Its really hard to tell you which PS3 is reliable because each model was released at a different time. The slims being new, people will recommend them to you because they come with a warranty which is important to most people. However, i have seen plenty of problematic slims in the past year so its hard to say which is more reliable. You have to give the slim a couple more years to see if, or what problems they have.
Ill just get the 40 gig recertified ps3 fat, it has a 90 day warranty on it so ill just go with it.
Great choice as well. If you ever do fall for the memory space craze, just remember its very easy to install a upgraded hard drive. They run pretty cheap compared to a couple years ago. You can get a WD 500GB HDD for less than $70 these days or a 250GB for like $30 or $40. Thats why i think its a little silly for people who spend $350 +tax on a 250gb slim, not knowing they could easily buy a 120 gb slim, and have twice the space of a 250gb PS3 for the same money.