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User Info: Lief_of_Del

Lief_of_Del
3 weeks ago#1
I bought this.

https://slickdeals.net/f/10785695-864-92-tax-lenovo-ideacentre-720-desktop-amd-ryzen-7-1700-16gb-rx-480-8gb-128gb-ssd-1-tb-hdd?src=catpagev2

Reading some comparisons on the ryzen 7 1700. Apparently it's not as good for games compared to others. But honestly, I know nothing. Since I am getting this mainly for gaming, should I try selling it and replacing with something else, or will the ryzen 7 1700 be ok?

Again, I know nothing about computers.

I mainly play FFXIV and single player games. Looking forward to Anthem. VR eventually.
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User Info: Pelaaja82

Pelaaja82
3 weeks ago#2
Ryzen 7 1700 is fine, i would be more worried about that 400w psu.
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User Info: ClunkerSlim

ClunkerSlim
3 weeks ago#3
It's probably fine. If you've got it then I wouldn't worry about trading it. It's not like you're going to be getting 10FPS in Destiny or something. Like Pel said, the PSU is probably the weak point since it's probably a very generic PSU that may not even come close to pushing 400W.
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User Info: HeliosMagi

HeliosMagi
3 weeks ago#4
Wow, that's actually a pretty nice deal.
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User Info: Lief_of_Del

Lief_of_Del
3 weeks ago#5
Because a Costco card was used, I got a free 4 year membership. Would that be void if I replaced the PSU? How big of a concern is the PSU?

Nice to know I don't need to mess with anything else though :) it looks like a tiny refrigerator.

Thanks for helping btw.
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User Info: ArkonBlade

ArkonBlade
3 weeks ago#6
Not bad but a 400W PSU...

The recommended wattage for a RX 480 is 550W.

I would change out that PSU if I were you.
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User Info: ClunkerSlim

ClunkerSlim
3 weeks ago#7
Lief_of_Del posted...
Because a Costco card was used, I got a free 4 year membership. Would that be void if I replaced the PSU?

Would your Costco membership be void? No. Are you talking about an extended warranty? Yeah, that would be void.

How big of a concern is the PSU?

Well that's the question. I don't know if anyone can answer it. Sometimes these things last as long as the computer does, sometimes they go out and take everything in the computer with them. It's a crap shoot. It might be fine, it might not. 400W is low. I pushed in similar specs on pcpartpicker and it says the system uses 330W and that's without any other crap plugged in. So you're at the ceiling on a cheap power supply. That's not where most people would choose to be. But like I said, it might be fine. If you plug in some speakers and start up Rust and the PC turns off then I guess you'll know for sure. LoL.
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User Info: ValzacardX

ValzacardX
3 weeks ago#8
Spec wise its fine for gaming. Like others said maybe swap the power supply. Then again it's a prebuilt so warranty wise you should be covered.
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User Info: BrokenMachine85

BrokenMachine85
3 weeks ago#9
Costco have a great returns policy so I'd buy it and if you have any problems, return it :)
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User Info: Samurai_Man

Samurai_Man
3 weeks ago#10
Yeah you're definitely gonna wanna swap put that PSU to something like 600-750 which won't cost you much at all.
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