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Lenovo IdeaCentre 5 Desktop: RTX 3060, i5-12400, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD EXPIRED

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Costco Wholesale has for their Members: Lenovo IdeaCentre 5 Gaming Desktop (90T00002US) for $849.99. Shipping is $14.99.

Thanks to Community Member MaroonLanguage529 for finding this deal.

Specs:
  • Intel Core i5-12400 (6-Core) 12th Gen Processor
  • 16GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM
  • 1TB 7200 RPM Hard Drive
  • 256GB PCIe 4.0x4 NVMe M.2 2280 Solid State Drive
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB Graphics
  • Wi-Fi 6 (2x2/160) Gig+ and Bluetooth 5.2
  • 100/1000 Ethernet
  • Wired USB Black Keyboard & Mouse
  • Microsoft Windows 11 Home (64-bit)
  • Ports:
    • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C (Support Data Transfer and 5V @ 3A Charging)
    • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2
    • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1
    • 4x USB 2.0
    • 1x VGA
    • 1x RJ-45
    • 1x HDMI 2.0b
    • 1x Headphone/Microphone Combination Jack
    • 1x Headphone Jack
  • Dimensions: 11.97" L x 6.69" W x 14.80" H
  • 500W 92% Power Supply
  • 1x Front System Fan and 1x Rear System Fan

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Small case, but a pretty good deal even with GPU prices coming down.
Note the description for outputs is for the motherboard, this should have 3 Display ports and an HDMI out of graphics card.
This is not an extreme gaming computer but it should run most games on High at 1440p.
$15 shipping

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I think it's actually pretty hard to build for this price right now, unless you really skimp on components and don't include the operating system.

Don't forget that this build includes a Windows license, 80Plus Platinum PSU, and an OEM SKU (likely Samsung Evo) NVMe drive, plus Bluetooth and WiFi 6.

Any comparable DIY build with a $40 PSU is going to be a low tier 80Plus Bronze and the "$40 SSD" is SATA or a low tier NVMe. BT and WiFi 6 might require an extra card on a sub-$100 motherboard.

A lot of DIYers on SD really overlook power supply efficiency in their builds. I'm not sure if it's lack of experience or that they simply don't have to pay their own electric bills, so an inefficient 1000W PSU is no big deal to them.

500W @ 92% efficiency versus 600W @ 80% efficiency is pretty substantial if you use your system a lot. It also helps with thermals.
Why is this being downvoted ?!

Model: 90T00002US
Processor: 12th Gen. Intel Core i5-12400
Graphic Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
Memory (RAM): 16 GB
SSD Size: 256 GB
HDD Size: 1TB
Wireless Networking: Wi-Fi 6

Full Spec [lenovo.com]

You are just about borderline to build one for this price....

CPU: $180
MOBO: $90 ($70 in microcenter iwth cpu bundle)
GPU: $379
RAM: $50
SSD: $40
HDD: $40
CASE: $40
PSU: $40

Total: $840
HP uses proprietary PSUs and have issues with thermals. I'd avoid the headache.

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Why is this being downvoted ?!

Model: 90T00002US
Processor: 12th Gen. Intel Core i5-12400
Graphic Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
Memory (RAM): 16 GB
SSD Size: 256 GB
HDD Size: 1TB
Wireless Networking: Wi-Fi 6

Full Spec [lenovo.com]

You are just about borderline to build one for this price....

CPU: $180
MOBO: $90 ($70 in microcenter iwth cpu bundle)
GPU: $379
RAM: $50
SSD: $40
HDD: $40
CASE: $40
PSU: $40

Total: $840
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If I didn't already plan on everything going even lower for black Friday...
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Thoughts on this vs the recent Omen @ BB with the RX 6600 XT? Seems like a small step up in graphics card & processor for an additional $150, sound about right?
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Quote from BorisZX6R :
Why is this being downvoted ?!

Model: 90T00002US
Processor: 12th Gen. Intel Core i5-12400
Graphic Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
Memory (RAM): 16 GB
SSD Size: 256 GB
HDD Size: 1TB
Wireless Networking: Wi-Fi 6

Full Spec [lenovo.com]

You are just about borderline to build one for this price....

CPU: $180
MOBO: $90 ($70 in microcenter iwth cpu bundle)
GPU: $379
RAM: $50
SSD: $40
HDD: $40
CASE: $40
PSU: $40

Total: $840
I think it's actually pretty hard to build for this price right now, unless you really skimp on components and don't include the operating system.

Don't forget that this build includes a Windows license, 80Plus Platinum PSU, and an OEM SKU (likely Samsung Evo) NVMe drive, plus Bluetooth and WiFi 6.

Any comparable DIY build with a $40 PSU is going to be a low tier 80Plus Bronze and the "$40 SSD" is SATA or a low tier NVMe. BT and WiFi 6 might require an extra card on a sub-$100 motherboard.

A lot of DIYers on SD really overlook power supply efficiency in their builds. I'm not sure if it's lack of experience or that they simply don't have to pay their own electric bills, so an inefficient 1000W PSU is no big deal to them.

500W @ 92% efficiency versus 600W @ 80% efficiency is pretty substantial if you use your system a lot. It also helps with thermals.
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Thoughts on this vs the recent Omen @ BB with the RX 6600 XT? Seems like a small step up in graphics card & processor for an additional $150, sound about right?
HP uses proprietary PSUs and have issues with thermals. I'd avoid the headache.
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Quote from wherestheanykey :
HP uses proprietary PSUs and have issues with thermals. I'd avoid the headache.
Appreciate the input!
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Really tempted with this. Coming from a super old CPU and relatively old 1070, should get me almost 2x on cpu and +25% gpu. Really only play old games anyway. Thanks!

edit: ordered! 90 day return policy in case something during BF is more enticing.
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Not bad. Hideous design. Only 2 RAM slots. Poor choice of SSD at 256GB + HDD
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Not bad. Hideous design. Only 2 RAM slots. Poor choice of SSD at 256GB + HDD
It's a prebuilt for under 1k. Why would you expect a full ATX board?

Upgrading the NVMe to 1TB only costs $100 these days.

Or you can simply offload games to the hard drive and move them back on the NVMe when you actually play them.
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So this looks like a slighly different version of the $1,299.99 Lenovo Desktop that was on sale at Costco in August for $999.99 (https://slickdeals.net/f/15990475-costco-lenovo-ideacentre-5-gaming-desktop-12th-gen-intel-core-i7-12700-geforce-rtx-3060-windows-11-999-99).
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Appreciate the input!
They are wrong, the omens use PSUs from Cooler Master now.
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Bought this about a two weeks ago for someone in family and have requested Costco to do price adjustment as it did not automatically show up. I know it just went on sale but considering it was only till 25th, I wanted to be safe.

I have not taken it to OR but it seems to be decent. The internals are a bit cramped but I didn't hear any screaming of fans or see the GPU or CPU temps go high on whatever games they were playing. Nor did I feel like it was burning hot around the case.
Adding an additional fan inside would require a duct taping solution from what I recall. It will also take a better, short fan as well for CPU but I don't recall there being enough space for liquid cooling.
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Quote from wherestheanykey :
I think it's actually pretty hard to build for this price right now, unless you really skimp on components and don't include the operating system.

Don't forget that this build includes a Windows license, 80Plus Platinum PSU, and an OEM SKU (likely Samsung Evo) NVMe drive, plus Bluetooth and WiFi 6.

Any comparable DIY build with a $40 PSU is going to be a low tier 80Plus Bronze and the "$40 SSD" is SATA or a low tier NVMe. BT and WiFi 6 might require an extra card on a sub-$100 motherboard.

A lot of DIYers on SD really overlook power supply efficiency in their builds. I'm not sure if it's lack of experience or that they simply don't have to pay their own electric bills, so an inefficient 1000W PSU is no big deal to them.

500W @ 92% efficiency versus 600W @ 80% efficiency is pretty substantial if you use your system a lot. It also helps with thermals.
Honestly this is the exercise that I went through.
I saw this for $950 on Monday and tried to build it myself and was struggling.
Saw yesterday that it dropped and bought it.
I bought this PC instead as a form of console replacement.
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