In my previous post (2014) HP Pavilion s7000 series slimline pc upgrade – i`ve updated an HP S7000 series slimline pc with a intel celeron 1037 motherboard. Now roughly 5 years later the machine is back for some smaller changes. Since the current value is getting lower and lower, I`m only making changes to make the system better for as little money as possible.
The price of SSDs has gone very low, eSATA is dead, the original WiFi card medieval (54 mbit/s) and the harddisk loud.
First step is replacing the 3.5 inch harddisk with a 2.5 inch SATA connected SSD and mounting a 3.5 to double 2.5 inch frame.
Another possibility is a 3.5 inch hybrid disk.
Second step is changing the 200 W flex ATX cpu by a PicoPSU. This reduces both noise and power consumption. Since the 1037U CPU has a TDP of 17 W I aim for a 80-100 W PSU.
The choice of 3 PicoPSU`s is possible:
- M3-ATX-HV Automotive
Third step is changing the wifi card to an up-to-date wifi card. The housing has space for one PCI Express card, either a videocard (GPU) or this networkcard. The additional benefit of a brand new network card is the bluetooth 4 (or 5) support.