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  1. #1 Hi Everyone. Looking to buy our First PSP 
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    So were new to the world of PSP gaming. I end up doing hours of reading to find out what is the best PSP model to purchase, only to find myself even more confused. Never thought it would be this difficult to buy a PSp. So here I am, at PSPMod asking the pro's," what version of the PSP do I buy?"
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    If you want to be 100000% sure, buy the old phat model (1001, 1002,1003, etc)

    The slims(2001,2002, etc.) are kinda different, some are hackable some are not.

    Get a phat.
    i am an idiot.


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    Here's a comparison between the PSP GO and PSP Slims.
    (Note: I haven't try the PSP GO yet):

    ► The PSP Go cost $249.99.
    ► The PSP Go has 64MB of RAM.
    ► It's smaller than the PSP 3000.
    ► The PSP Go has 16GB Built-In Memory + you can expand it using M2 Duo.
    ► You no longer can't play (physical) UMD Games on the PSP GO. Only digital games.

    ► The PSP 3000 cost $169.99.
    ► The PSP 3000 has 64MB of RAM.
    ► It's bigger than the PSP GO
    ► The PSP 3000 doesn't has Built-In Memory, but can use memory sticks pro duo (16GB is $66.77 via Amazon.com).
    ► You still can play UMD Games on the PSP 3000 + Digital Games.


    If I were you, I get the Slim (2000 or 3000 model) Version of the PSP. It's your Decision.
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    Or you can be smart and buy a Photofast CR-5400 from dealextreme for ~$5, which lets you use up to 2 MicroSDs, 16GB each for a combined total of up to 32GB (for the 3000, 2000, or 1000, not GO).

    -If you want to be 100% you can mod it, buy a Phat (Original aka 1000)

    -If you want smaller size and slightly more speed, buy a 2000 (not all are moddable, you need to know which). The special edition ones (Star Wars, God of War, etc) are GUARANTEED moddable.

    -The 3000 is like Russian Roulette. You can only mod it if it's at or below firmware 5.03. If you buy a new one now, chances are it can't be modded.

    - If you want to buy all your games from the PSN (digital copies) or want a lot of room for media and you don't care about modding your PSP, buy a GO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Product F(RED) View Post
    Or you can be smart and buy a Photofast CR-5400 from dealextreme for ~$5, which lets you use up to 2 MicroSDs, 16GB each for a combined total of up to 32GB (for the 3000, 2000, or 1000, not GO).

    -If you want to be 100% you can mod it, buy a Phat (Original aka 1000)

    -If you want smaller size and slightly more speed, buy a 2000 (not all are moddable, you need to know which). The special edition ones (Star Wars, God of War, etc) are GUARANTEED moddable.

    -The 3000 is like Russian Roulette. You can only mod it if it's at or below firmware 5.03. If you buy a new one now, chances are it can't be modded.

    - If you want to buy all your games from the PSN (digital copies) or want a lot of room for media and you don't care about modding your PSP, buy a GO.
    I still don't know if 32 gigabytes is worth the 100-150$ price tag man! 16 gigs is enough! that can fit my God of war and like 10 other games + my emulators and roms! I don't understand why you would need 32gigs -_-.
    i am an idiot.


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    OK, so it looks like the way to go is with a 2000, 2001 model. Is there a way to tell with the serial number if it can be modded, if we choose to go that route in the future? Or just purchase a modded system? Are there any issues one should look for when buying a moded system?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokexz View Post
    I still don't know if 32 gigabytes is worth the 100-150$ price tag man! 16 gigs is enough! that can fit my God of war and like 10 other games + my emulators and roms! I don't understand why you would need 32gigs -_-.
    32 GBs for media, and lots of games, naturally. $150? MicroSDs are a LOT cheaper than Pro Duos.

    Photofast CR-5400 = $4.75
    2 x 8GB MicroSD = ~$13 each, (~$30 total with shipping) Amazon, direct link Even if you intend on using only 1 MicroSD in the Photofast, you're saving money AND the card performs noticeably faster as compared to a normal MS Pro Duo. And you also have room for expansion.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1970ss454 View Post
    OK, so it looks like the way to go is with a 2000, 2001 model. Is there a way to tell with the serial number if it can be modded, if we choose to go that route in the future? Or just purchase a modded system? Are there any issues one should look for when buying a moded system?
    Yes, look here how to tell if your PSP is hackable or not - DCEmu Forums:: The Homebrew & Gaming Network ::
    Also, like I said the biggest giveaway to tell if they're moddable is if they're one of the special edition models:



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    Thanks Product F(Red), great link.
    I appreciate all the help.
    Now to decide which one. Sure do like that red God of War machine...
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