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PS4 Fan?


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First off, I mean fan as in a an apparatus with rotating blades that creates a current of air for cooling or ventilation. Does the ps4 have an internal fan? And if not, is it a smart investment to buy a pair of mini microUSB fans (~$15.00 on Amazon), run them from an outlet adapter, and place them behind the console to avoid overheating? It tends to get still in my basement. And, like most of us, I'm sure, I play for hours at a time. So, should I get the fans or am I just being a paranoid perfectionist?



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I don't know if it will have an internal fan, specifically, but it's been reported to be a lot cooler than the PS3, so there's that. Here's an article that speaks more about it.

PS4 cooler, lighter than PS3, FCC test confirms

Sony's PlayStation 4 will run at a significantly cooler temperature than the PlayStation 3, making it less likely to overheat.

Extensive testing by US government agency the FCC has revealed that the console will run at between 5 and 35 degrees Celsius, compared to its predecessor's average of between 45 and 55.

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