PS3 Outside In | PS3Blog.net
Well it wasn’t going to take long, but a Japanese website (with great tech pedigree thankfully for them) has taken it upon themselves to delve under the shiny surface of the PS3!
As you can see, tempering (save for the HDD) will leave a VOID marking on your PS3, so if you value your warranty, do not do this! Things to note- The fan is enormous, bigger than a CD! The BD drive looks like a SNES! The Emotion Engine/Graphics Synthesizer chip you would find in a slimline PS2 is clearly visible.