Lenovo Legion gaming PC Y520T 25 - Black, £449.99 from Lenovo
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Lenovo Legion gaming PC Y520T 25 - Black, £449.99 from Lenovo

£449.99£59925%Lenovo UK Deals
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Found 23rd FebEdited by:"Tacavas"
  • ProcessorIntel Core i3-7100 Processor ( 3.90GHz 2400MHz 3MB )
  • Operating SystemWindows 10 Home 64
    Memory8.0GB PC4-19200 DDR4 UDIMM 2400MHz
  • Storage1TB 7200 rpm
  • Optical DriveDVD-ROM
  • WarrantyOne year Depot or Carry-in
  • GraphicsNVIDIA GTX1050Ti GDDR5 4G 4GB GDDR5
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CmcBkVlln15 m ago

Can anyone advise a decent Gaming Pc for a 10year old? Not looking to …Can anyone advise a decent Gaming Pc for a 10year old? Not looking to break the bank, or build one ourselves. Would this one be a good jumping in point?


Probably better with a console in the current climate (PC components are expensive due to shortages) and I doubt many of the PC exclusive titles would be that exciting for a 10 year old.

For example an Xbox One X would massively outperform this and can be had for as little as £350 with some of the deals on here, PS4 Pro even cheaper and with (debatably) even better exclusives.

Much as I like PC gaming, if I didn't have a decent PC already there is no way I would build one now and refuse to recommend them to anyone until the ridiculous overpricing issues are sorted out...
CmcBkVlln5 h, 36 m ago

Can anyone advise a decent Gaming Pc for a 10year old? Not looking to …Can anyone advise a decent Gaming Pc for a 10year old? Not looking to break the bank, or build one ourselves. Would this one be a good jumping in point?


Yeah this would be ideal, it will be able to run all the latest games and be useful for schoolwork and so forth.

Don't listen to the dirty console peasants

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Edited by: "Gormond" 23rd Feb
Depending on the games he's looking to play I would think this kind of top end for a 10 year old. But that's a good thing, I would say his is kind of future proof because most kids games are less demanding graphically. You may gt the same build cheaper if willing to build it up yourself, sounds scary at first but is fair straight forward these days. Either way, not a bad build and not a bad price for a prebuilt pc
This would be great. My kids started on laptops with dedicated graphics but out grew them. The elder 2 are both very good at mental maths which I put down to their playing modded minecraft and building quarries and nuclear power stations. They are also have reading ages well beyond their years which can only come from questing on world of warcraft from a young age.
Edited by: "Chadwell" 23rd Feb
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Can anyone advise a decent Gaming Pc for a 10year old? Not looking to break the bank, or build one ourselves. Would this one be a good jumping in point?
CmcBkVlln6 m ago

Can anyone advise a decent Gaming Pc for a 10year old? Not looking to …Can anyone advise a decent Gaming Pc for a 10year old? Not looking to break the bank, or build one ourselves. Would this one be a good jumping in point?


It depends what games they want to play.
Depending on the games he's looking to play I would think this kind of top end for a 10 year old. But that's a good thing, I would say his is kind of future proof because most kids games are less demanding graphically. You may gt the same build cheaper if willing to build it up yourself, sounds scary at first but is fair straight forward these days. Either way, not a bad build and not a bad price for a prebuilt pc
CmcBkVlln15 m ago

Can anyone advise a decent Gaming Pc for a 10year old? Not looking to …Can anyone advise a decent Gaming Pc for a 10year old? Not looking to break the bank, or build one ourselves. Would this one be a good jumping in point?


Probably better with a console in the current climate (PC components are expensive due to shortages) and I doubt many of the PC exclusive titles would be that exciting for a 10 year old.

For example an Xbox One X would massively outperform this and can be had for as little as £350 with some of the deals on here, PS4 Pro even cheaper and with (debatably) even better exclusives.

Much as I like PC gaming, if I didn't have a decent PC already there is no way I would build one now and refuse to recommend them to anyone until the ridiculous overpricing issues are sorted out...
This would be great. My kids started on laptops with dedicated graphics but out grew them. The elder 2 are both very good at mental maths which I put down to their playing modded minecraft and building quarries and nuclear power stations. They are also have reading ages well beyond their years which can only come from questing on world of warcraft from a young age.
Edited by: "Chadwell" 23rd Feb
ST312310 m ago

Probably better with a console in the current climate (PC components are …Probably better with a console in the current climate (PC components are expensive due to shortages) and I doubt many of the PC exclusive titles would be that exciting for a 10 year old. For example an Xbox One X would massively outperform this and can be had for as little as £350 with some of the deals on here, PS4 Pro even cheaper and with (debatably) even better exclusives. Much as I like PC gaming, if I didn't have a decent PC already there is no way I would build one now and refuse to recommend them to anyone until the ridiculous overpricing issues are sorted out...


I agree the market is nightmare atm, mostly just gpus. Cpus are dropping a touch. But the extra cost in games will eventually make consoles more expensive. Games for console retail at 40 -50 quid, releases on pc and most games will be half that if not more than on site's such as cdkeys.
Buying a console just to save some cost on a pc is kind of a quick fix solution that will bite you in the arse sooner or later. If you have the desire for a pc, eventually you will get a pc and be back to square one, your not gonna save money, in the long run you will have wasted more by getting a console and games only to replace them later on with a pc.
Does anyone have any idea if this would be any good to play The Sims 3 on with a couple of expansion packs? I’m a bit clueless thanks
forceunderline9 m ago

Does anyone have any idea if this would be any good to play The Sims 3 on …Does anyone have any idea if this would be any good to play The Sims 3 on with a couple of expansion packs? I’m a bit clueless thanks


google.co.uk/amp…amp

Seems like it, way above those minimums
forceunderline27 m ago

Does anyone have any idea if this would be any good to play The Sims 3 on …Does anyone have any idea if this would be any good to play The Sims 3 on with a couple of expansion packs? I’m a bit clueless thanks


You'll want more ram, an ssd and maybe an i5. This can play it, but you'll have longer load times as your saves get bigger. The 1050ti should be more than enough graphics wise.
ST31232 h, 18 m ago

Probably better with a console in the current climate (PC components are …Probably better with a console in the current climate (PC components are expensive due to shortages) and I doubt many of the PC exclusive titles would be that exciting for a 10 year old. For example an Xbox One X would massively outperform this and can be had for as little as £350 with some of the deals on here, PS4 Pro even cheaper and with (debatably) even better exclusives. Much as I like PC gaming, if I didn't have a decent PC already there is no way I would build one now and refuse to recommend them to anyone until the ridiculous overpricing issues are sorted out...


Console is more accessible for a 10 year old, but personally I would rather have this rig than either Xbox One X or PS4 Pro. This isn't too far off what I run (i5 2400, 8GB DDR3, 1050Ti) and I don't have any difficulty playing new releases at a higher frame rate than you could achieve on console. PubG is notoriously poorly optimised and I get a steady 50 FPS +. This is a good price for an entry level gaming rig.
CmcBkVlln2 h, 44 m ago

Can anyone advise a decent Gaming Pc for a 10year old? Not looking to …Can anyone advise a decent Gaming Pc for a 10year old? Not looking to break the bank, or build one ourselves. Would this one be a good jumping in point?


Searching for refurbished in eBay would help. But you will get an older cpu (mostly i5 2nd gen). The price on ebay would be around 2++ quid.
For a 10 year old, if talking consoles, has to be Nintendo in my opinion.
Console spec this one. Not amazing value. And being off the shelf probably hard to upgrade
atticusrob23rd Feb

Buying a console just to save some cost on a pc is kind of a quick fix …Buying a console just to save some cost on a pc is kind of a quick fix solution that will bite you in the arse sooner or later. If you have the desire for a pc, eventually you will get a pc and be back to square one, your not gonna save money, in the long run you will have wasted more by getting a console and games only to replace them later on with a pc.


Not necessarily, especially if the person waits for sales, buys and/or sells second-hand, buys discounted credit etc.
PSN games for example can be bought for up to half of their stated price if you know what to do. Eg. Battlefield 1 Revolution could be bought for £8 in the last PSN sale.
CmcBkVlln5 h, 36 m ago

Can anyone advise a decent Gaming Pc for a 10year old? Not looking to …Can anyone advise a decent Gaming Pc for a 10year old? Not looking to break the bank, or build one ourselves. Would this one be a good jumping in point?


Yeah this would be ideal, it will be able to run all the latest games and be useful for schoolwork and so forth.

Don't listen to the dirty console peasants

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Edited by: "Gormond" 23rd Feb
PS4 and Fortnite , that's all he needs
Here’s hoping the crypto currency market crashes so gamers can have their hardware back
Why is this a deal? looks very expensive and low spec to me? the only ok thing is the graphics card c £150.

As for the get a console post, then lots of people want to play games that arent on console and a PC is also a much more flexible productivity tool..
999tigger49 m ago

Why is this a deal? looks very expensive and low spec to me? the only ok …Why is this a deal? looks very expensive and low spec to me? the only ok thing is the graphics card c £150.As for the get a console post, then lots of people want to play games that arent on console and a PC is also a much more flexible productivity tool..



Agreed on this not looking like a deal to me

Can't remember posters name but someone linked to this location which had some very good bargains in it:

xsonly.com/col…500

also there be the laptops direct with the i5 and 970 graphics (970 is more comparable to performance of a 1060 rather than this 1050)
laptopsdirect.co.uk/asu…asp
Edited by: "Bertz99" 23rd Feb
ST31238 h, 59 m ago

Probably better with a console in the current climate (PC components are …Probably better with a console in the current climate (PC components are expensive due to shortages) and I doubt many of the PC exclusive titles would be that exciting for a 10 year old. For example an Xbox One X would massively outperform this and can be had for as little as £350 with some of the deals on here, PS4 Pro even cheaper and with (debatably) even better exclusives. Much as I like PC gaming, if I didn't have a decent PC already there is no way I would build one now and refuse to recommend them to anyone until the ridiculous overpricing issues are sorted out...


Hmmm what about those expensive game prices and paying £40 a year for online

You can get PC games 1/3 then consoles usually

Maybe even more
Gormond3 h, 44 m ago

Yeah this would be ideal, it will be able to run all the latest games and …Yeah this would be ideal, it will be able to run all the latest games and be useful for schoolwork and so forth.Don't listen to the dirty console peasants [Image]


Let's hope he listens or that's another Soldier lost. his soul shall be lost forever if he chooses a console
A Console is probably easier for a 10yr old but if he gets good at PC at that age he could be in Esports
Do Console gamers go to Esports? I don't think so...
Norseg4 m ago

Hmmm what about those expensive game prices and paying £40 a year for …Hmmm what about those expensive game prices and paying £40 a year for onlineYou can get PC games 1/3 then consoles usuallyMaybe even more


Dafuq?
Glix8 h, 17 m ago

You'll want more ram, an ssd and maybe an i5. This can play it, but you'll …You'll want more ram, an ssd and maybe an i5. This can play it, but you'll have longer load times as your saves get bigger. The 1050ti should be more than enough graphics wise.


Uh... not necessary in the slightest. This is sims 3. Not sims 4.
atticusrob9 h, 16 m ago

I agree the market is nightmare atm, mostly just gpus. Cpus are dropping …I agree the market is nightmare atm, mostly just gpus. Cpus are dropping a touch. But the extra cost in games will eventually make consoles more expensive. Games for console retail at 40 -50 quid, releases on pc and most games will be half that if not more than on site's such as cdkeys. Buying a console just to save some cost on a pc is kind of a quick fix solution that will bite you in the arse sooner or later. If you have the desire for a pc, eventually you will get a pc and be back to square one, your not gonna save money, in the long run you will have wasted more by getting a console and games only to replace them later on with a pc.



It's a misconception that games are more expensive on consoles imo, for the simple reason that any PC game you buy has zero resale value! If you get a new game on console, play it hard and then sell it it normally will only cost you £10-15 after postage /eBay fees etc... plus you can get it on day one. Several games I've bought I've actually made money on!

The best reasons to get a PC is if you're into modding games, or if you need to use some of its other functions like word processing etc. I prefer pc, but think console gaming is cheaper and far easier!
This isn't powerful enough as a gaming rig. You need at least an i7 or Xeon with 32GB of RAM these days.
deczep23rd Feb

Here’s hoping the crypto currency market crashes so gamers can have their h …Here’s hoping the crypto currency market crashes so gamers can have their hardware back


And of course the prices aren't being distorted by the manufacturers who are just taking advantage of the demand? These things aren't Van Gogh paintings, surely they COULD just increase production....but why do that when people will pay £400 for a £200 card??
Edited by: "frakison" 23rd Feb
FlabbyTabby23rd Feb

This isn't powerful enough as a gaming rig. You need at least an i7 or …This isn't powerful enough as a gaming rig. You need at least an i7 or Xeon with 32GB of RAM these days.


Joking, deluded or trolling?
gb19991 h, 0 m ago

It's a misconception that games are more expensive on consoles imo, for …It's a misconception that games are more expensive on consoles imo, for the simple reason that any PC game you buy has zero resale value! If you get a new game on console, play it hard and then sell it it normally will only cost you £10-15 after postage /eBay fees etc... plus you can get it on day one. Several games I've bought I've actually made money on! The best reasons to get a PC is if you're into modding games, or if you need to use some of its other functions like word processing etc. I prefer pc, but think console gaming is cheaper and far easier!


with the world growing as it is, this will only last so long. Digital games is eventually going to be the only option IMO. Game devs and publishers hate the re-selling and second hand market because they don't benefit from them, its only a matter of time until they cut out physical copies all together. I don't agree with console released titles digitally at 50-60 quid, the only benefit is game sharing so its good if you want 2 copies of a game.
Vencurse3 h, 17 m ago

Uh... not necessary in the slightest. This is sims 3. Not sims 4.


Experience: I have a little sister who loves Sims.

She'll have spotify, discord, and a 100 tabs up in the background whilst playing of course. Built an i7 ivy with a 780 to keep her happy lol. She's still on 8gb ram, but the SSD covers the loading mostly (hoping it's not paging too much).
frakison2 h, 33 m ago

And of course the prices aren't being distorted by the manufacturers who …And of course the prices aren't being distorted by the manufacturers who are just taking advantage of the demand? These things aren't Van Gogh paintings, surely they COULD just increase production....but why do that when people will pay £400 for a £200 card??


Great point. Do you think maybe they don’t want to just in case the market does crash? If that happens, there could suddenly be an influx of second hand gpu’s from miners, drawing sales of new cards away.
Or maybe they could just be milking it!
Is the OP's PC Deal a good price for a Gaming PC?, or ... thanx.
3-7100 Processor, 1TB HDD, I think it's a very low powered PC. Not a gaming PC at all. And for the spec it's over priced.
ICTHUS47 m ago

3-7100 Processor, 1TB HDD, I think it's a very low powered PC. Not a …3-7100 Processor, 1TB HDD, I think it's a very low powered PC. Not a gaming PC at all. And for the spec it's over priced.


I have a Lenovo y-700 with an i5-6400+gtx1070+1tb hdd with 8gig ram.Got it for 580 quid in November.99% of the games I tried runs at 60fps in 2k on high settings,sometimes even higher.

My point is that this is a fantastic pc for the price,perfect for 1080p for at least the next two years.The cpu-gpu combo is quite ok imo.
Got lucky with my purchase though,very very lucky.
atticusrob11 h, 43 m ago

with the world growing as it is, this will only last so long. Digital …with the world growing as it is, this will only last so long. Digital games is eventually going to be the only option IMO. Game devs and publishers hate the re-selling and second hand market because they don't benefit from them, its only a matter of time until they cut out physical copies all together. I don't agree with console released titles digitally at 50-60 quid, the only benefit is game sharing so its good if you want 2 copies of a game.



Yes console gaming will go the same way, but not until the next iteration of consoles at least, which is several years away and all pcs bought today will likely be pretty redundant by that point anyway in gaming terms. Microsoft tried it with XB1 and had to revert back to allowing sharing of disks after the backlash.

like I say, I prefer pc gaming, but I'm sure console gaming is cheaper overall if you sell your games on when finished with them. Only way to be cheaper on pc is to wait until steam codes are super cheap, which is why I'm still waiting to play Witcher 3 over 2 years after it came out
Rough costs if you wanted to build this on your own:

Case - £40
Motherboard - £80
400W PSU - £30
i3-7100 - £100
GTX 1050Ti - £170
DDR 4 2400 (2 x 4GB) - £80
Optical DVD Drive - £10
1TB 7200RPM - £40

So cheaper to buy off the shelf than source and build yourself, that's without factoring in a legit copy of Windows/Office as well.
CmcBkVlln23 h, 30 m ago

Can anyone advise a decent Gaming Pc for a 10year old? Not looking to …Can anyone advise a decent Gaming Pc for a 10year old? Not looking to break the bank, or build one ourselves. Would this one be a good jumping in point?


As few already said, I would pick Xbox One over PC for gaming. Its smaller, easier to set up, the games are made to work well on consoles (because you can't swap components), you can get 4 free games every month with Gold subscription and console is simply cheaper. I would even said Xbox One S may outperform OP's deal PC due to CPU bottlenecks video card. And you can get one for under £200 easily.

About the deal, £500 isn't that much for PC with high-end video card, but if you consider new cards are coming out in less than 2 months, and the CPU is bottlenecking these GeForce, you probably want to wait and don't waste your money. Especially when old i5 2500k can outperform I3 7100 even without OC.
Edited by: "archie333" 24th Feb
gb19991 h, 0 m ago

Yes console gaming will go the same way, but not until the next iteration …Yes console gaming will go the same way, but not until the next iteration of consoles at least, which is several years away and all pcs bought today will likely be pretty redundant by that point anyway in gaming terms. Microsoft tried it with XB1 and had to revert back to allowing sharing of disks after the backlash.like I say, I prefer pc gaming, but I'm sure console gaming is cheaper overall if you sell your games on when finished with them. Only way to be cheaper on pc is to wait until steam codes are super cheap, which is why I'm still waiting to play Witcher 3 over 2 years after it came out


witcher 3 GOTY in steam sales and cdkeys is around £13 and honestly, when i played that game thru completely i felt kind of stupid for waiting lol i would have happily paid more for the amount of content and quality you get. one of the best games i've played in recent years.

I genuinely can't go back to my xbox one and i'm annoyed that i'm most likely gonna have to for Red Dead, im just praying rockstar are just holding back on announcing a same time pc release but I know they wont.
CmcBkVlln23 h, 38 m ago

Can anyone advise a decent Gaming Pc for a 10year old? Not looking to …Can anyone advise a decent Gaming Pc for a 10year old? Not looking to break the bank, or build one ourselves. Would this one be a good jumping in point?


A 10 year old asking for a gaming PC?! lucky son of a gun!

Yes this would be more than suitable I’d say as a “my first gaming pc”

But don’t expect to run anything on high/ultra settings.
Edited by: "MaxChong" 24th Feb
archie33343 m ago

As few already said, I would pick Xbox One over PC for gaming. Its …As few already said, I would pick Xbox One over PC for gaming. Its smaller, easier to set up, the games are made to work well on consoles (because you can't swap components), you can get 4 free games every month with Gold subscription and console is simply cheaper. I would even said Xbox One S may outperform OP's deal PC due to CPU bottlenecks video card. And you can get one for under £200 easily. About the deal, £500 isn't that much for PC with high-end video card, but if you consider new cards are coming out in less than 2 months, and the CPU is bottlenecking these GeForce, you probably want to wait and don't waste your money. Especially when old i5 2500k can outperform I3 7100 even without OC.


£500 is an utter bargain for a PC with a high-end video card, but this doesn't have one. The GTX1050 (even Ti) is a budget card. Due to the massive price gouging on GPUs and the way 1060s have shot up to £300+ the 1050 has been sort of unofficially promoted to mid-range by PC builders that can no longer afford to use 1060s in their cheaper systems but that doesn't mean it's performance will magically improve! It's a budget card, a good one granted but in no way high end.

Even the GTX1060 isn't high end, it's mid range, even the GTX1070 was originally positioned as upper mid range with the two 1080s and titans taking the high end ground, just because the prices go up it doesn't magically make the GPUs any faster (unfortunately)...
Edited by: "ST3123" 24th Feb
At the moment I would say this was an ok deal for a first “gaming” rig. It will play sims 3 no problem. The only thing I would say that an SSD is so much better than a standard hard drive. I’d even go for a 256gb than a 1tb hard drive (just add an external hard drive or another internal one later if you need space to store more games - into very easy). Over time booting from a hard disk drive becomes slower and slower. An SSD will boot on seconds and should help sims 3 crazy loading times.
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