** Lenovo Ideacentre K430 Desktop PC (Intel Core i7 3770 3.4GHz, 16GB RAM, 2TB HDD, DVD, LAN, WLAN, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8 64 Bit - £599.99 @ Amazon **
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** Lenovo Ideacentre K430 Desktop PC (Intel Core i7 3770 3.4GHz, 16GB RAM, 2TB HDD, DVD, LAN, WLAN, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8 64 Bit - £599.99 @ Amazon **

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Found 27th Aug 2013
RRP £849.99. Pretty good deal. Also comes with Lenovo wireless keyboard and mouse


Brand Lenovo
Item Weight 13 Kg
Product Dimensions 59 x 52 x 31.5 cm
Item model number VD68AUK
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Type Intel Core i7
Processor Speed 3.4 GHz
Processor Count 4
RAM Size 16 GB
Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size 2 TB
Graphics Card Description Nvidia GT640
Graphics RAM Type DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Card Ram Size 2 GB
Operating System Windows 8
- Pepz347

87 Comments

Wow, what a beast!

I have actually got this on my wishlist on Amazon and just wanted to know if anyone can tell me if this is a good buy. I have a Amazon voucher as well so the price can go down for me even more. My PC is over 5years old and needs replacing. Looking for something like this that doesn't need upgrading for a long while but can be upgraded if need be, Thanks for any info.

Nvidia gt 640 no manufacturer given worth about £40
Only lite on 280w psu

Change the GPU and you have a great pc

gr8h8me

Change the GPU and you have a great pc



What does that mean? lol.. and change it to another? What would you recommend?

A gtx 660 or above. I have similar with ssd drive and a gtx 770 and mine flys :-)
Edited by: "gr8h8me" 27th Aug 2013

gr8h8me

A gtx 660 or above. I have similar with ssd drive and a gtx 770 and mine … A gtx 660 or above. I have similar with ssd drive and a gtx 770 and mine flys :-)



Thanks for that. Not really a gamer as such. So apart from that is this a good pc for the price?

if you are not wanting to play the latest 3d games this pc will do you fine mate.

mynameisthehulk

if you are not wanting to play the latest 3d games this pc will do you … if you are not wanting to play the latest 3d games this pc will do you fine mate.



Thanks Mate.

What wattage psu is in this thing? Ie to change the GFX to something else more beastly, also note supplied memory is slower type, despite being 16gb of it. No idea how much that is to change up to next gear.

quite a spec. needs new GPU for games which might need new psu

its worth it to build your own.
you arnt looking at much more for a decent build maybe £100/£200 more to run stuff on ultra setting 50/60fps.
I built my rig last month buying items through hukd over a period of 4 months.
I had absolutely no idea where anything goes etc I just used youtube to find how to build from scratch (newegg has the best 45min x2 parts tutorial I had seen) and google for troubleshooting. so id suggest giving it ago. believe me if I can do it you can.

shop around, u can get better custom builds for similar price. voted cold.

How to put this? Overkill for office but too weak to game with

As above really, it looks good but in reality it is not, the moment you want to play anything 3d'ish that GPU is not going to do so well, which then means changing that, then the PSU will fall over....

as always with these type of builds, they go for the "headline" components, like I7, 16gb Ram and 2tb...

When in reality if they just stopped and went I5, 1TB, 64GB SSD and 8GB ram, 500w PSU, it would of cost then no more, and would of been all ends up a better PC...

but they want those "easy sales" where those not in the know go "OOOHH, I7, 16gb Ram, Take my money"

Aeschylus

As above really, it looks good but in reality it is not, the moment you … As above really, it looks good but in reality it is not, the moment you want to play anything 3d'ish that GPU is not going to do so well, which then means changing that, then the PSU will fall over....as always with these type of builds, they go for the "headline" components, like I7, 16gb Ram and 2tb...When in reality if they just stopped and went I5, 1TB, 64GB SSD and 8GB ram, 500w PSU, it would of cost then no more, and would of been all ends up a better PC...but they want those "easy sales" where those not in the know go "OOOHH, I7, 16gb Ram, Take my money"



This.

An SSD is a must these days for a new PC. Additionally, if you want to play games at a decent quality the graphics card will not cut it.

This is actually not that good, it is a high price and the GPU is not good for gaming and the PSU is too small to be able to upgrade the GPU. For the price this computer is bad when if you don't want to do gaming you can buy a PC for that for like £300

this pc is not worth it at all its cheaply put together you can buy better on sites like ebuyer,novatech so on. i all way buy from novatech and build my self

If your not a gamer or a editor then you you really don't need to spend more then like £250 on a pc because you wont need the extra performance its just a waste of money spending more.

Novatech would be my first choice if I was buying a pc they have some good builds at fair prices

the tower is to big why do need such big tower? you can get all of that into a cube

not really a good deal if you actually want to use this pc for gaming. old GPU and a really bad PSU.

Sti

This is basically a PC for a photo/video editor and not a gamer or casual office user...

also can anyone explain what this photo is about? by the looks of it they are shoving a external hard drive into the handle...
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51pZJlI-sgL.jpg

biggong

This is basically a PC for a photo/video editor and not a gamer or casual … This is basically a PC for a photo/video editor and not a gamer or casual office user...also can anyone explain what this photo is about? by the looks of it they are shoving a external hard drive into the handle...



looks like hot swap

I'm just waiting on delivery of a keyboard for my first self build..

It cost a total of £608.61 and the specs are:

Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core
Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" SSD
Be Quiet 530W ATX12V / EPS12V
ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150
Fractal Design Define R4 ATX Mid Tower
Western Digital WD Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM
LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer
Windows 7 Professional
Logitech Wireless Combo MK520
TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n

So I haven't included a graphics card which isn't needed for a non-gamer and would need replaced in the Lenovo system for a gamer (as well as the PSU). In saying that, I have a powerful enough PSU to handle any graphics card I throw at it (later this year).

I've got an i5 as opposed to an i7, but it's the latest generation Haswell. The 8gb memory in mine should perform just as well as the 16gb in the Lenovo and leaves 2 free slots.

The money saved in sacrificing a GPU has gone on an SSD in my system.

I chose a Fractal Design Define R4 case which will handle anything I throw at it as well and is very highly rated. It'll actually hold 8 HDD's and 6 fans without any problems.

I'd say the Lenovo is a good buy for anyone not up to the task of building their own but, at a minimum, I'd have liked to see the GPU replaced with an SSD because the GPU in that system is a waste of time if anyone wants to play the latest games and the on-board graphics in the intel CPU is sufficient for non-gamers.

marathonic

I'm just waiting on delivery of a keyboard for my first self build.. It … I'm just waiting on delivery of a keyboard for my first self build.. It cost a total of £608.61 and the specs are:Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-CoreCorsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" SSDBe Quiet 530W ATX12V / EPS12VASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150Fractal Design Define R4 ATX Mid TowerWestern Digital WD Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPMLG GH24NS95 DVD/CD WriterWindows 7 ProfessionalLogitech Wireless Combo MK520TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/nSo I haven't included a graphics card which isn't needed for a non-gamer and would need replaced in the Lenovo system for a gamer (as well as the PSU). In saying that, I have a powerful enough PSU to handle any graphics card I throw at it (later this year).I've got an i5 as opposed to an i7, but it's the latest generation Haswell. The 8gb memory in mine should perform just as well as the 16gb in the Lenovo and leaves 2 free slots.The money saved in sacrificing a GPU has gone on an SSD in my system.I chose a Fractal Design Define R4 case which will handle anything I throw at it as well and is very highly rated. It'll actually hold 8 HDD's and 6 fans without any problems.I'd say the Lenovo is a good buy for anyone not up to the task of building their own but, at a minimum, I'd have liked to see the GPU replaced with an SSD because the GPU in that system is a waste of time if anyone wants to play the latest games and the on-board graphics in the intel CPU is sufficient for non-gamers.


Intel Core i5 not great for video editing and rendering

Looks like its only has one VGA out, no multi hdmi/dvi out?

marathonic

I'm just waiting on delivery of a keyboard for my first self build.. It … I'm just waiting on delivery of a keyboard for my first self build.. It cost a total of £608.61 and the specs are:Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-CoreCorsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" SSDBe Quiet 530W ATX12V / EPS12VASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150Fractal Design Define R4 ATX Mid TowerWestern Digital WD Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPMLG GH24NS95 DVD/CD WriterWindows 7 ProfessionalLogitech Wireless Combo MK520TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/nSo I haven't included a graphics card which isn't needed for a non-gamer and would need replaced in the Lenovo system for a gamer (as well as the PSU). In saying that, I have a powerful enough PSU to handle any graphics card I throw at it (later this year).I've got an i5 as opposed to an i7, but it's the latest generation Haswell. The 8gb memory in mine should perform just as well as the 16gb in the Lenovo and leaves 2 free slots.The money saved in sacrificing a GPU has gone on an SSD in my system.I chose a Fractal Design Define R4 case which will handle anything I throw at it as well and is very highly rated. It'll actually hold 8 HDD's and 6 fans without any problems.I'd say the Lenovo is a good buy for anyone not up to the task of building their own but, at a minimum, I'd have liked to see the GPU replaced with an SSD because the GPU in that system is a waste of time if anyone wants to play the latest games and the on-board graphics in the intel CPU is sufficient for non-gamers.



What are you planning on using that PC for?

biggong

This is basically a PC for a photo/video editor and not a gamer or casual … This is basically a PC for a photo/video editor and not a gamer or casual office user...also can anyone explain what this photo is about? by the looks of it they are shoving a external hard drive into the handle...



Would it be a good choice for someone about to start doing A level Graphics? I know they use Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator at the college.

this is not a good deal for me

280w PSU

Munkayman

This.An SSD is a must these days for a new PC. Additionally, if you want … This.An SSD is a must these days for a new PC. Additionally, if you want to play games at a decent quality the graphics card will not cut it.



While I agree with the latter point I have to disagree with the former; an SSD is only really going to be useful if you care whether your computer takes longer to boot, or a game/application takes longer to load.

For me, where my laptop has only one drive bay, I'd rather have the space over the speed. Obviously needs vary, but for the layman I'm not sure it is essential.

Aeschylus

As above really, it looks good but in reality it is not, the moment you … As above really, it looks good but in reality it is not, the moment you want to play anything 3d'ish that GPU is not going to do so well, which then means changing that, then the PSU will fall over....as always with these type of builds, they go for the "headline" components, like I7, 16gb Ram and 2tb...When in reality if they just stopped and went I5, 1TB, 64GB SSD and 8GB ram, 500w PSU, it would of cost then no more, and would of been all ends up a better PC...but they want those "easy sales" where those not in the know go "OOOHH, I7, 16gb Ram, Take my money"



Not everyone who wants a high end PC plays games

Would this be good for photo and video editing? My current PC is struggling since I upgraded to Photoshop CS6 and adding more RAM isn't an option. I am not interested in gaming.

Munkayman

An SSD is a must these days for a new PC.



Not really a must, windows 8 boots plenty fast for me on both my self built i7 pc and my Dell i5 laptop.. and there's no noticeable delay in loading games, so for me an SSD wouldn't make a huge difference. Agree with the other points though.

A good graphics card however can improve game performance and editing performance, especially if your video editing software takes advantage of the graphics cards.

mynameisthehulk

if you are not wanting to play the latest 3d games this pc will do you … if you are not wanting to play the latest 3d games this pc will do you fine mate.



So that's about 0.05 % of the pc gaming world .... who cares about 3d ?

RustySpoons

280w PSU

thats terrible

mmorpg_gamer

looks like hot swap

one guy said that this bay was not available on the model he received, it was blanked off. But it is an item that was included as a hardware feature in the previous Lenovo model of this. So I would get it, check it , then complain that description is wrong to CS and obtain money off as a refund as its not as expected.

Don't forget this model is billed as having a handy carry handle on the top. Should make it easier to get over to the window area after you've had enough of Win 8 OS.

ZedEx

What are you planning on using that PC for?



Well I work in IT and work from home a lot so speed is important to me. Even so, this is overkill for such a requirement. My thoughts are that most of the cost associated with the build, such as the case, will last me a few generations. I also intend to add a GPU but, the long and short of it is, I want the GPU to outperform the PS4 significantly and the models that meet that criteria are too expensive at the moment.

I've read that the PS4 GPU is equivalent to the HD7850 or HD7870 but, due to the specialised nature of the PS4 hardware, it's likely to outperform those models on the PC. I'm looking for a sub £200 HD7970 - which may be available later this year (especially with the release of new models next month).

I'd orignally thought about getting a PS4 but the fact is, most games are £10-£15 cheaper on the PC - so I could, literally, save £150 per year on game costs, sell my old GPU for £75 and buy a £200+ GPU every year. That'd have me well ahead of PS4 performance where hardware won't be updated for 7-8 years.
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