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Lenovo IdeCentre Tower (Ryzen 1700, 16GB RAM, RX 560) Costco $599.99

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$599.99

https://www.costco.com/Lenovo-IdeaCentre-720-Desktop---AMD-Ryzen-7---4GB-AMD-Graphics.product.100409435.html

I came across this helping another user here, and I think this is an amazing deal (you can't even come close to building the same PC for less).

Processor & Memory:
  • AMD Ryzen™ 7 1700 Processor
  • 16GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM
Operating System:
  • Microsoft® Windows 10 Home (64 bit)
Drives:
  • 1TB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
  • DVD Writer (Writes to DVD/CD)
Graphics & Video:
  • 4GB AMD Radeon RX 560 Graphics
Communications:
  • 802.11 Wireless-AC + Bluetooth® 4.0
  • 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Keyboard:
  • Wired Keyboard & Mouse
Ports & Slots:
  • 2x USB 3.0
  • 4x USB 2.0
  • 1x VGA out
  • 1x HDMI-Out
  • 1x Multi Format Media Card Reader
  • 2x Audio/Mic Combo
  • 3x Audio with 5.1 (rear)
Additional Information:
  • Dimensions: 12.78" x 6.5" x 14.8"
  • Power Supply: 400 Watts
 

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FYI, only 2 SATA ports on the motherboard. One is taken by the standard hard drive and the other is taken by the DVD drive. It can take an M.2 but a SATA SSD will need either of the existing devices to be unplugged.
 

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FYI, only 2 SATA ports on the motherboard. One is taken by the standard hard drive and the other is taken by the DVD drive. It can take an M.2 but a SATA SSD will need either of the existing devices to be unplugged.
Thanks for the heads up. I went to Lenovo's website, and saw the PDF spec sheet: http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/Lenovo Desktops/ideacentre 720/ideacentre_720_Specifications-win510.pdf

It does only have two SATA ports, but it states it supports either a SATA or NVMe M.2 drive (PCIe 3.0 x2). I'm not sure if using a NVMe drive would disable any of the SATA ports or not.
 

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FYI, only 2 SATA ports on the motherboard. One is taken by the standard hard drive and the other is taken by the DVD drive. It can take an M.2 but a SATA SSD will need either of the existing devices to be unplugged.
I don't know if they are using a different mobo, but here it seems to suggest that there is at least 3 SATA ports, because it includes the option for an SSD.
https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/desktops-and-all-in-ones/ideacentre/700-tower/720-AMD/p/99IC9720271

Storage
  • 1TB 7200 RPM +128GB SSD
  • 1TB 7200 RPM
Optical Storage
DVD Recordable

edit:
I see that the SSD option would be from the:
PCIe M.2 slot x2 (one for WLAN, another for SSD)
 

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I don't know if they are using a different mobo, but here it seems to suggest that there is at least 3 SATA ports, because it includes the option for an SSD.
https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/desktops-and-all-in-ones/ideacentre/700-tower/720-AMD/p/99IC9720271

Storage
  • 1TB 7200 RPM +128GB SSD
  • 1TB 7200 RPM
Optical Storage
DVD Recordable
That link is where I found the technical spec PDF (under the questions and answers area). In it, it states AMD systems have two SATA ports, while Intel ones have four.
 

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I edited my previous post to see that the SSD option was using the PCIe M.2 slot.
 
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I edited my previous post to see that the SSD option was suing the PCIe M.2 slot.
Yeah, that's probably correct. They offer the option of a SSD and a HDD in some versions, so both systems would have the DVD drive. So regardless of what kind of drive is installed the M.2 slot, it shouldn't disable any of the SATA ports.
 

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That is definitely a good deal. Only other thing I'd mention however is it's not a standard ATX 20+4 pin connection on the motherboard, so if you ever want to replace/upgrade the power supply (which I would say is probably the weak point of the system) you either have to buy an adapter or make your own.
 
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That is definitely a good deal. Only other thing I'd mention however is it's not a standard ATX 20+4 pin connection on the motherboard, so if you ever want to replace/upgrade the power supply (which I would say is probably the weak point of the system) you either have to buy an adapter or make your own.
Dells are the same way and work with adapters but the mounting may require modding...
 

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