Help me rebuild my 07' MBP to top of the line specs

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rozzomono, May 18, 2012.

  1. rozzomono macrumors newbie

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    I just bought an 07 MBP 15" for $240 and i have some money put away to really make this Macbook top of the line. I really just need some help picking out some of the parts and where to buy them to go along with it. Any input would greatly appreciated. Thankyou guys
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You can upgrade the RAM and add an SSD, that's about it.
     
  3. jbg232 macrumors 65816

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    You can also remove the optical drive to put in a second hard drive but after that, you're done. You can't upgrade motherboard components or anything like that as you can in a desktop.
     
  4. mac-collector macrumors regular

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    Actually you can upgrade a lot more. It just depends on how many risks you are going to take. If you want to replace any components on the motherboard you will have to replace the whole motherboard. Other than that you can get new fans, new screen, replace the shell, wifi antenna - and a lot more. But beware: replacing anything other than RAM and the disks is quite difficult and can (often) require great knowledge of the components you are working with, something not for the common user. I have no idea how experienced you are.
     
  5. Badrottie Suspended

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    This…upgrade it to 4GB ram. Some lucky people are about to install 6GB ram on their 2007 MBP
     
  6. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Sell your old one and put the $ to a new one is really the only way it's happening.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    At this point you really cannot make 5 year old computer top of the line. As others stated you can add an SSD and increase the ram, but overall you are limited by the CPU/GPU.
     

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