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UPGRADE - Packard Bell Packard bell ixtreme gold 1807

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March 15, 2013 6:58:23 AM

Dear Sirs,

My cousin has given me his old Packard Bell Packard bell ixtreme gold 1807, and as there is a below thread, but that's from 2010:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/299499-31-mega-budg...

Now lets take it that money isn't a problem (within reason), what do I need to completely max it up?

So the best (with prices if possible):- Motherboard, RAM, Processor and anything else you think of (not bothered about graphics cards, but suggest, as games are to the played on the PS3) - currently have ATI Radeon 9600 / X1050 Series running on my Dell GX270, 4GB RAM, Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit system).

Please reply, Jonathan
March 15, 2013 7:14:29 AM

You could just dump the PC, and just take the Optical Drive and hard drive and make a new one. What is your budget?
March 15, 2013 7:27:37 AM

The Hard Drives, Graphics Units I have are fine to use...

The main upgrades are RAM, CPU, and Motherboard. The (Mobo: Gigabyte 740G ) mentioned in the initial above post/thread 2010. Is this the only compactable direct replacement (hence no doggy butchering) that fits perfect from the old Packard Bell motherboard or are there others?

A for expense I don't want to go NASA style, but it would be nice to read THE BEST parts and costs too

Thanks for replying, Jonathan
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March 15, 2013 9:41:51 AM

No idea what you said about the replacement. I can't seem to find a site with the specs, but I saw a picture, and it looks tiny. It may be micro-ATX size. That means you need a micro-ATX board. I'm still not certain if it is micro. Do you have any sites with the specs?

Meanwhile, here's a micro build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $274.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-15 10:33 EDT-0400)

If you could please list what tasks you normally do, be it typical browsing, editing, work, etc.
March 15, 2013 10:28:45 AM

Thanks for helping me, below are the two links for the mother board (got from searching, as shown/ in the first link from 2010 that stated about the prefect fit for the Packard Bell I have been given).

Hope they help and are what you need.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ASRock-880GM-LE-AM3-AMD-Mothe...

OR

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-ali...

What they don't seem to say is what processor is the best and the max it could take + the model numbers, can you help with this?

Regards, Jonathan
March 15, 2013 10:37:42 AM

Jonathan Phoenix said:
Thanks for helping me, below are the two links for the mother board (got from searching, as shown/ in the first link from 2010 that stated about the prefect fit for the Packard Bell I have been given).

Hope they help and are what you need.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ASRock-880GM-LE-AM3-AMD-Mothe...

OR

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-ali...

What they don't seem to say is what processor is the best and the max it could take + the model numbers, can you help with this?

Regards, Jonathan


It can take most of the newer AMD processors (FX-6300, 8350, etc. )

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.13 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $242.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-15 13:36 EDT-0400)

This is the best your MoBo can take. It's the best AMD processor, currently. If you want it to be in a certain budget, let me know.
March 15, 2013 10:38:38 AM

Jonathan Phoenix said:
O'Yes this is a link to the original motherboard I have:

http://www.pcupgrade.co.uk/productdetails.asp?productid...

Another thing is that the RAM I have simply DDR1's, what's your take on DDR's? Will I have to buy them again and sell mine for parts? If so which DRR will be the fastest and cost effective?


Oh. Scrap that MoBo. Get the MSI one. I would suggest DDR3, as it's the fastest, and it's cheap.

March 15, 2013 10:42:02 AM

What do you mean 'Get the MSI one' which type will fit perfectly, cost, and what does MSI mean?
March 15, 2013 10:54:50 AM

So is this the motherboard I should get? what Processor would you go for, and how much RAM?

This computer will just be used for browsing mainily, uploading and the converting of download films, etc... Nothing to ridicules, I have the PS3 for gaming.

Jonathan
March 15, 2013 10:55:40 AM

How much RAM can the above take too?
March 15, 2013 11:02:39 AM

The MSI board can take 8 GB, hence why I gave you 8 GB. You can get this build, if you feel like you are not going to be doing anything CPU intensive:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $204.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-15 14:02 EDT-0400)

Please list your budget.

March 15, 2013 11:06:22 AM

I would get this PSU. That 500W is terrible.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $264.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-15 14:06 EDT-0400)
March 15, 2013 11:15:08 AM

What changes have we made to make the standard one insufficient???
March 15, 2013 11:19:22 AM

Jonathan Phoenix said:
What changes have we made to make the standard one insufficient???


What? I don't understand...

I'm trying to get you a new MoBo, CPU and RAM. That MoBo will support nothing but older CPUs and RAM.

March 15, 2013 11:27:26 AM

I meant the power supply that's in the original tower unit please, sorry for the mix-up
March 15, 2013 11:58:27 AM

Dear Sir,

Please can you tell me why I would require a larger power supply, sorry to ask this but I really don't know.

Regards, Jonathan
March 15, 2013 12:39:57 PM

It's not required, but it would be best, just incase you wish to upgrade later on. It's just that the PSU in your tower is generic and terrible.
March 15, 2013 12:43:19 PM

Thanks you, SHORYUKEN

For your continued help, advice, and support.

Regards, Jonathan
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