Building the Ultimate PS4 Pro

– Ken, we gotta stop. We just have to stop. So you guys may have seen a little video called.


– Ken, we gotta stop. We just have to stop. So you guys may have seen a little video called Building the Ultimate PS4 where Ken picked out a
selection of accessories of varying actual usefulness. Well today, it’s the PS4 Pro’s turn. First off we have the Crucial MX300 SSD. So the PS4 Pro comes stocked
with a one terabyte hard drive, but it’s a pretty slow mechanical drive. Whereas with the MX300
we’re getting much faster game load times with a full SSD. Installing a drive is pretty easy. All you do is sort of
pry off this little piece on the back of the PS4. With a Philips screwdriver
there’s just a single screw holding the standard hard drive in place. So once we pull the stock hard drive out there are just four screws
that hold it in the cage and we can just drop the SSD in. Now like I said you can
use a hard drive or an SSD. Because we’re building
the ultimate PS4 Pro, having that faster speed is nice. But if you just want more storage space, this is a really easy way of doing it. Just make sure you’re
using a 2.5 inch drive that’s no more than 9.5 millimeters thick. But, said, terabyte isn’t
enough space for your PS4. Well that’s where this
game drive comes in. So this is a USB hard
drive with an additional two terabytes of capacity. So this is a specific PS4 branded drive, but it actually really doesn’t matter. Pretty much any USB 3.0 hard drive and it’s over 256 gigs
of capacity should work. So all we need to do is
plug it in to one of the USB ports on the back, and now we’re up to three
terabytes with our PS4 Pro. But that’s not even close to being done. Next we have a cooling
fan for the PS4 Pro. Now in our building the
ultimate PS4 and Xbox One videos we did try these inner coolers, and on the Xbox it was basically useless, and on the PS4 maybe a little bit less so. So when you consider that the PS4 Pro has so much power without
a ton of ventilation, in theory something like this could work, but I’m a little suspicious. So something like this? Oh yeah. Okay, I mean, I actually
do kind of appreciate how it does sort of
follow up with the little kind of triple stack design. It actually doesn’t look too crazy, although it’s falling off already. Around back there are
two fan speed settings as well as an auto mode, so I guess when the PS4 Pro gets hot this will start kicking up the fans. The only real issue here
besides the fact that it’s probably not going to do anything, is that it is powered via USB. Now normally this would be fine. You plug it into the port
back here and no issues. However because we’re starting to load up more and more accessories,
we’re running out of ports. Or so you think. This is a USB hub for the PS4 Pro, and yeah, things are about
to get goofy in here. So just like the cooling fan, this should snap right onto
the front of the PS4 Pro. So it takes up both of the USB ports, in exchange gives us four USB 2.0 as well as a USB 3.0. Yes, okay! That uh, that actually does kinda fit. So things are starting
to look just a little bit goofy with the PS4 Pro. However, it’s time to take it up a notch. So this is the G-Story gaming
monitor for the PS4 Pro. Now the idea is just like the PS1, this is a gaming monitor
that will actually go on top of your PS4. So you know how many
people were complaining when the PS4 Pro came out that it looked a little bit like an Oreo
with the triple stack design? Well I feel like this is, this is gonna improve things with a quadruple stack design. (laughing) Oh man, this is gonna be fun. So I think we just use these little clips to just hold it into place. Yeah. It’s actually not too bad. All right, so that, that is looking a lot more like the ultimate PS4 Pro. You know sometimes when
we’re doing a video, I just have to kind of
like take a step back and go, oh wow, right. This is my job. I get to do this. This is like a thing I can do every day. Here we go. Yes! (laughing) So the first thing I’m noticing, this monitor is actually not bad. It is full 1080p. This might look totally impractical, but because the display
doesn’t add anything to the overall footprint of the PS4 Pro it actually could make
sense in a tight area such as like a desk or in a dorm room. The panel itself also isn’t too bad. So yes, it’s not going to
be quite the same experience as a full 4K gaming monitor, but the color and especially the contrast it a lot better than I would expect. For $210, not bad. After formatting our USB drive we now see that in addition
to our one terabyte SSD, we also have two terabytes
available on that hard drive. Now this is actually a really useful thing for Xbox as well as PS4
in that it makes it a lot simpler to be able to
just plug something in, load a ton of games on it. And especially when we have an SSD, the games that you play a lot you should keep on the internal drive. But stuff that you only play occasionally just throw it on the hard
drive and forget about it. The cooler is a little
bit harder to justify. So yes if you take a look at it it is doing something as far as being able to exhaust more air out of the PS4 Pro but it’s much louder
than the PS4 by itself, and it’s not like it’s
going to keep it from bottle-necking or give
you any extra performance. The USB hub is also a
little bit questionable. So while it is nice to have that USB 3.0 pass-through as well as
the four additional ports, we were actually having some problems plugging in the hard drive. It kept sort of disconnecting
which makes me think that this might be something easy to skip. So this is the ultimate PS4 Pro and it actually turned out
better than I was expecting. So as always, links to
all these parts will be in the description, and I’m curious, what do you guys think
about our ultimate PS4 Pro? Let me know in the comments below and I will catch you on the next one.

100 thoughts on “Building the Ultimate PS4 Pro”

  1. This is my opinion dont get me wrong some people might like the USB hub,but I hate the thing reason why this happen to my first ps4 pro i use the hub for about a year or so and it physically ruined my usb that was already on the console itself…then It crashed because it couldn't update and when I had to manually put update in the system wouldn't recognize it because the usb were shot

  2. I stumbled on your PS4 video a while back and thought ‘yeahhhhh ok but not all that impressed.’

    This is the boy!

  3. If you're wanting to play minecraft while listening to minecraft parodies on spotify, you cant. You will need at least 5 more usb ports

  4. The PS4 game drive shorts out quite a lot and I had one if u wiggle the USB port where it’s plugged in it’ll short out and corrupt ur data or lose everything I can’t tell how many times I had to redownload everything on the game drive it had its problems but if u keep the cord straight and don’t touch it at all you should be fine but the good thing is is that the save data is always on the PS4 it’s jus the applications that go onto the game drive

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  6. You youngsters are serious FUBAR members of society.
    Sony already made a PS4 and believe it or not a PS4 pro. You're not making an ultimate PS4 pro, you're using the name of a console to build your own super console.

    I've been playing video games now for 42 years, since I was 6. I've played loads and loads of games and owned loads of consoles, along with having built a lot of PC's. The PS1, PS2 and PS3 were all excellent machines. The PS4 is a pile of poop! Constant game crashes, no longer any exclusive games, dreadful UI, terrible internet, slow console speed, paying to play multiplayer, lack of games, expensive games and worse, SSD should have been a mandatory piece of equipment. Within the first week of having my PS4 there were 42 error messages!

    Upgrading my laptop at the end of the year and will NEVER buy a Sony PS, let alone any Sony product ever again.
    I'm absolutely amazed why anyone would spend another $150 on an SSD drive which is only giving 30% more speed. It should have been there in the first place.
    And anyway, PC gaming is and always has been far superior to console gaming.
    Sony is finished. Other companies are producing better consoles. Microsoft, as much as I loathe them have a far superior machine. Sony have lost their lead. They've shit on their gamers. They make shit games and simply remake older ones. They don't need a FFVII remake. They should have simply made a good FFXV, which was the reason I bought the PS4 and the first game I couldn't be bothered finishing for it being so wack.

    PS4 is shit.
    You're not making a PS4 pro, but using the name of the shit console Sony released to try and compete with the Xbox.

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  8. Сколько же нужно задротить чтоб соньку перегреть?она почти не греется при работе,что вы с ней делаете то?

  9. Only 1080p… my ps4 pro outputs 1440p, 2tb ssd samsung 860 evo with some water cooling in my pro.
    More like the non ultimate ps4 pro..

  10. Man: let's play on the Xbox
    Austin:Oh… I have a PlayStation you know
    Man:BURN IT
    Austin: yeah, I don't know why I still have that Xbox
    Man: you mean Playstaion, right?
    Austin: you want me to D e L e T e my PS4?
    Man: Duh.
    Austin: D e L e T e Y o U r S e L f
    Also Austin: okay pick a game and we'll see which console runs it better
    Man: well let's see how Roblox runs
    Austin: Roblox is not supported on PS4
    Man:what about PS4 pro
    Austin: not that either.
    Man: What about Your "ultimate PS4 pro"
    Austin: cries

  11. How to make use of external hdd. Can you explain further. How can it add space to ps4. Ok it's showing in the system storage options. What if i havd game dvd,can i copy raw installation files anytime or load game straight from it? Kindly explain

  12. air cooler isnt the ultimate ps4 pro other guys using water cooling and smal 108O p dysplay come one just throw it in the bit and buy 4k monitor

  13. You guys should order the monitor now. They've made a new batch with better settings; gamma, individual color saturations, better/louder speaker etc. Its really sick.

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