Y900 Ideacentre By Lenovo – Beast Machine

- Sep 6, 2015

The Lenovo Ideacentre Y900: a pre-build desktop gaming rig that packs plenty of power and comes in a case that will not leave you dreading the day you want to swap out the graphics card or other components. The chassis is big enough to fit full ATX motherboards and supports power supplies up to 1000-W the Y900 comes with a 625-W PSU, which is pretty standard fare.

The chassis is not as showy as other pre-built gaming PCs such as Acer’s Predator G6, which was also shown off at IFA 2015, but it is attractive however and in a more subtle sort of way. The neat part is that you can pop off a number of panels with the press of a single button to gain access to certain areas without the use of tools.

The side panel, which is transparent and lets you keep an eye on components and any LED information codes they made be displaying, also comes away with a single button press.

The top panel, for example, comes off easily and lets you pop in a fan to be used as part of a water-cooling system. On the front of the machine is a panel that reveals a dust filter once removed. Instead of stressing your PC’s fans by bothering them with a vacuum cleaner nozzle, you can simply remove the filter and tap its contents into a bin.

There is also a handle on the top of the Y900 to make carrying it around easier. It can be configured with up to a sixth-generation Intel Quad-Core i7-K processor backed up by up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM containable using four DIMM slots.

Graphics duties are taken care of by an Nvidia GTX 980 GPU, and there is enough space to slot in another graphics card for a dual GPU setup. There is also space for up to four hard drives that can store up to 2TB each.

Flip the machine around about you will find 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 4 x USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI/VGA/DVI ports for video-out and 6 x audio jack with 7.1 surround sound support.


Lenovo’s Ideacentre Y900 is a different kind of pre-built beast.

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