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Lenovo Legion Tower 5i (Intel i7-10700 + RTX 2070 Super)

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Lenovo looks to offer PC gamers an attainable system with high specifications in their Legion Tower 5i gaming systems. Equipped with an Intel i7-10700K and a GeForce RTX 2070 Super, it delivers stellar results that will likely be overshadowed by the launch of NVIDIA's next generation of GPUs. However, with a quick refresh, the 5i series should prove to be a compelling option.

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That cable management though. :shadedshu:
 
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PSU sucking in hot air from the GPU, seriously? tell me that's an assembler error and not a deliberate choice. even AW auroras with their poor airflow don't do this.
 
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PSU sucking in hot air from the GPU, seriously? tell me that's an assembler error and not a deliberate choice. even AW auroras with their poor airflow don't do this.
Read the review and you can clearly see there is no ventilation under the case, so the PSU has to be mounted that way.
Also it won't be sucking in hot air from the GPU it will be fighting for the same air as the GPU.
An ideal solution would be to invert the PSU's fan so it blows into the GPU.
 
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why did the review not mention that wrong ram placement?
 

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why did the review not mention that wrong ram placement?
because it had 0 impact on performance? literally 0 zip nada. Even latency didn't change in AIDA64 outside of margin of error between runs. If it works it works. There is also the fact this is a custom motherboard from Lenovo, I found no identifiable info on the OEM if its not them. As such it could be designed to operate this way. I have no way to confirm that. However, performance wise performance was not impacted by memory in different matched slots.
 
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The 2933 bottleneck will probably do the trick.
Imo, putting anything but a Z490 on a system targeted at gaming at this price point is both asinine and inexcusable. Even with a non-K CPU you'll benefit a lot from being able to use 3600-C18 memory ...

So yeah, this adds to a whole long list of bad prebuilds, whose recipe these days seems to be 50% bad/cheap parts and 50% scamaz ...
 
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