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Packard Bell Sleeper PC - Part 4 - Rebuilding on a budget

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4 years 1 month ago #1 by Martin
This week we have pulled out what remains of the ORIGINAL Packard Bell Sleeper PC. Those of you who have watched part 1-3 will remember the story!

Part 1:


In part 1 we took an old (but good condition!) Packard Bell iMedia machine featuring an Intel Celeron 1GHz processor, 256MB of ram, a 40GB Hard Drive and running Windows XP and stripped it down ready for a new lease of life!


part 2:


In Part 2 the machine had a lick of gloss white paint inside to leave it looking very fresh inside but still 100% factory from the outside. Then we kitted the machine out with an Asus Socket 1150 Motherboard, a modern Intel i3 4th Generation processor being cooled with a MASSIVE CoolerMaster heatsink. The machine was fitted out with an ultra fast SSD hard drive and 8GB of Dual channel DDR3 ram.

Part 3:


In part 3 we removed the factory USB 1.1 Ports from the case and upgraded them to a custom setup built by ourselves to make use of lightning fast USB 3.0 transfer speeds! While still looking factory, the only slight giveaway being the SuperSpeed USB 3.0's Blue appearance on the ports :evil:

So join us for Part 4 where we look at reviving the faithful old machine:

Martin,
Hardware Hackers Team

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4 years 1 month ago #2 by Nik
Part 4 shows the typical problems that can occur when building a machine from used parts.
looking forward to see part 5, hopefuilly you get another WORKING mobo.

btw, +10 for the one-handed mounting skills while holding the cam with the other hand. ;) :P

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