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[Lenovo Canada] IdeaCentre 5 AMD Ryzen™ 7 4700G Desktop Tower $728

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[Lenovo Canada] IdeaCentre 5 AMD Ryzen™ 7 4700G Desktop Tower $728

Looks like a pretty decent AMD offering for a business desktop, specially for folks with needs to WFH, I think the best value is the one with the AMD® Ryzen™ 7 4700G processor.

Processor : AMD® Ryzen™ 7 4700G Processor (3.60 GHz, up to 4.40 GHz Max Boost, 8 Cores, 16 Threads, 8 MB Cache)
Operating System : Windows 10 Home 64
Memory : 16 GB DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8 GB)
Hard Drive : 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD + 256 GB PCIe SSD
Optical Drive : DVD-RW
Warranty : 1 year Mail-in
Graphics : Integrated AMD Radeon™ Graphics
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Newbie
Sep 11, 2017
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if only the PC would be configurable (no Win, no HDD, no keyboard&mouse) to further drop the price... *dream*
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Feb 16, 2008
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Ya bigger psu would allow a decent video card, this is a bust.
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Nov 17, 2019
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jg123 wrote: Ya bigger psu would allow a decent video card, this is a bust.
It's a 4700G...
Newbie
May 28, 2020
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Yes, it's a 4700G with an integrated Vega GPU.

So technically it can probably do for some light gaming but a discrete GPU would be a hell of a lot better. Still nothing preventing you from swapping out the PSU, unless there are some proprietary power connectors
Jr. Member
Dec 8, 2019
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Seems lukewarm? Unless you really want a pre-built with a R7 4700G (OEM-only SKU, more or less a R7 3700X with integrated GPU). At least it's good that it comes with reasonably fast RAM in dual channel.
It also uses a proprietary motherboard form factor and a 12VO PSU, so future upgradability and maintenance will be limited.
Napes339 wrote: So technically it can probably do for some light gaming but a discrete GPU would be a hell of a lot better. Still nothing preventing you from swapping out the PSU, unless there are some proprietary power connectors
By the point that you are swapping out the PSU and installing a discrete GPU, you might as well just build your own machine using a R7 3700X lol
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May 28, 2020
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kevinkuo wrote: By the point that you are swapping out the PSU and installing a discrete GPU, you might as well just build your own machine using a R7 3700X lol
Definitely better off putting together a full rig, that's true.

I'm just saying that you could (probably) upgrade what you got here if this is the option you really wanted to go with.
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Sep 27, 2006
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Warm deal, that CPU is basically a Ryzen 3700X-ish without PCIe 4.0 (I think) and with a top notch VEGA integrated GPU.
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Jr. Member
Dec 14, 2013
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If I didn't already buy a PC recently I would get this. The iGPU can EASILY handle GTA V and better. In fact, even it's predecessor could easily handle it. Unless you are a hardcore gamer, you can really play games with this thing no problem.
Good deal OP.
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Nov 20, 2012
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OTTAWA
is this machine overkill for a home-theater PC set-up with some light gaming?
With rakuten 9% off brings the price down to $662+tax

I've never built a PC and dont have much interest in starting a this point
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Aug 23, 2019
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cruban wrote: is this machine overkill for a home-theater PC set-up with some light gaming?
With rakuten 9% off brings the price down to $662+tax

I've never built a PC and dont have much interest in starting a this point

You're better off getting a PS5/Xbox for gaming and and Rpi or some old name brand pc off kijiji ($100) for plex server etc.

Most games on here run like they would on old consoles that are pretty cheap also. So gaming value wise this is kind of bad.

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would be nice if it came with an ssd instead
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JustinZ wrote: would be nice if it came with an ssd instead
Hard Drive : 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD + 256 GB PCIe SSD <== it does come with a SSD
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kc33 wrote: Hard Drive : 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD + 256 GB PCIe SSD <== it does come with a SSD
oh damn
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Apr 5, 2017
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Is this a good desktop for regular home usage or am I over spending ?
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Sep 10, 2012
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MK1986 wrote: Is this a good desktop for regular home usage or am I over spending ?
Not over spending for a regular home/office PC. With ebates its a good deal, without just ok. I would personally install everything on ssd, save all your files, etc there too and then use the 1tb drive as a backup drive.
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i'll buy this CPU off someone if they want to drop in the new 5000 series

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