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Upgrading an HP M7635.uk


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#1 wrighta18

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 01:24 PM

Hello Everyone,

 

I am looking at upcycling an HP M7635.uk and looking for some advice on component recommendations etc. It is a computer which was owned by my parents and I suspect either the power supply has blown or the motherboard has stopped working. As a rough upgrade spec:

 

Upgrade Spec:

Processor- Quad Core

HD- 256 GB SSD (I have network storage for most of my data as I have an HP Micro Server)

RAM- 16GB

OS- Windows 7 64  Bit

Motherboard- I would assume would need to change to accommodate a better CPU

PSU- Reuse Original PSU If not blown If blown then replace it with what?

Reuse the TV Tuner Card from original machine

Reuse DVD Drive from original machine

Case- Reuse Original Case

Connectivity- Reuse Original SD Card reader

Wifi- Must be Wifi Compatible.

 

Capabilities:

Reasonable Gaming PC

Ability to support dual monitor (2 screens at 1920 x 1080 through DVI/HDMI)

Ability to use the HP personal media drive bay

 

Restrictions:

Readily available current and new components (not used ones).

 

Budget:

Budget of £500 or less?

 

Concerns:

I have concerns about compatibility of components and thermal management.

 

Thank you in advance for your advice.

 

Andrew


Edited by wrighta18, 01 August 2016 - 01:27 PM.


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#2 Drillingmachine

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 02:10 PM

Here's something for £450. Notice that finding new Windows 7 is quite hard and/or expensive. Not sure if using old case is good idea. CPU cooler is 136 mm tall, perhaps it will fit. You can measure how tall cooler fits.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD A8-7600 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£65.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
CPU Cooler: RAIJINTEK AIDOS BLACK 48.6 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  (£15.95 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3HP Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  (£46.93 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory  (£59.74 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial MX200 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£77.52 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (£51.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 OEM 64-bit  (£114.97 @ CCL Computers)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND PCI-Express x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter  (£12.98 @ Novatech)
Total: £446.03
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-01 20:08 BST+0100






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