i always wanted to buy a ps3 but didnt have the money for it until recently so i just bought a sealed PS3 fat CECHH04 40GB Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots edition with sixaxis only controller (no dualshock).
i'm planning to repaste it with MX-4 and add some thermal pads +the 19 blades fan
i patched it today from 2.30 firmware to 4.46 rebug REX and changed the HDD from 40Gb to 750Gb (it was tricky to do because ps3 didnt accept it, two bips and shutdown so i cloned the 40gb with HDDRawCopy1.02 and then formated and restored the system to get the full working 750gb).
i want to install linux later but didn't found good tutorial yet.. at last i will play my beloved Final Fantasy 13
i did a lot of researches and learned a lot about ps3 and i found this forum very informative with really good community. happy to be part of this community.