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ok i just got the Lenovo IdeaCentre K410-57310567
and i want to upgrade the CPU / PSU / GPU /RAM

i ran SiSoftware Sandra Business 2012.SP2
normally it tells what the MAX CPU the motherboard can handle
but for some reason it doesn't say i have searched over & over
looked at many pdf manuals and it don't say what the board can handle

i know its a LGA 1155 Socket /Sandy Bridge H61 chipset w/Ivy Bridge Processor Support and i want to put in a Intel Core i7-2700K.
i will most likely put in a CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750w Power Supply.
the manuals say it will take up to 8gb of DDR3
but has 2 slots so can i put in 8mb x2 16Mb 1866 (PC3 14900)
ok providing it can upgrade to all of the above
what Graphics Card can i Get that wont Bottleneck doing Serious Intense Gaming @1600 x 900

i know i asked a ton of questions
but if anyone can please help as im ready to purchase everything today


OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G645 @ 2.90GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3979 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1797 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 926979 MB, Free - 866863 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, MAHOBAY
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
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    OH Smeg

    I do not believe that you can change the Power Supply type and most likely the CPU and GPU are part of the M'Board of the unit so the only things you have left are the Amount of RAM which in this case if the unit can carry 8 GIG is 2 X 4 GIG Modules of RAM if the unit has 2 RAM Sockets and a Maximum of 8 GIG of RAM possible.

    I think that covers all your questions.

    Col

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    Where did you get the idea that this is an All-In-One, Smeg? The IdeaCentre K410 series looks like a small form factor gaming machine...

    Lenovo's website doesn't give much details, but does list that 2nd Generation Intel chips are supported, so you should be okay with the i7-2700k. Max RAM is listed as 8GB (hey, it's a cheap system!) so you'll be limited to 2x 4GB modules, as Smeg mentioned. The limit is set by the manufacturer, and cannot often be exceeded, even if the larger chips are used.I wouldn't bother with the high-speed RAM because the BIOS in that machine (probably fairly limited) probably won't be able to take advantage of them. Just the basic performance modules should be enough. As far as your video card question goes, the answer is the nVidia GTX 690. Okay, now come back and tell us how much MONEY you can spend. at 1600x900, you can go with a mid-stream card and still be doing pretty good. To be honest, you shouldn't have to change your power supply. The included OEM ones are usually pretty robust.

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    OH Smeg

    I do not believe that you can change the Power Supply type and most likely the CPU and GPU are part of the M'Board of the unit so the only things you have left are the Amount of RAM which in this case if the unit can carry 8 GIG is 2 X 4 GIG Modules of RAM if the unit has 2 RAM Sockets and a Maximum of 8 GIG of RAM possible.

    I think that covers all your questions.

    Col

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    Where did you get the idea that this is an All-In-One, Smeg? The IdeaCentre K410 series looks like a small form factor gaming machine...

    Lenovo's website doesn't give much details, but does list that 2nd Generation Intel chips are supported, so you should be okay with the i7-2700k. Max RAM is listed as 8GB (hey, it's a cheap system!) so you'll be limited to 2x 4GB modules, as Smeg mentioned. The limit is set by the manufacturer, and cannot often be exceeded, even if the larger chips are used.I wouldn't bother with the high-speed RAM because the BIOS in that machine (probably fairly limited) probably won't be able to take advantage of them. Just the basic performance modules should be enough. As far as your video card question goes, the answer is the nVidia GTX 690. Okay, now come back and tell us how much MONEY you can spend. at 1600x900, you can go with a mid-stream card and still be doing pretty good. To be honest, you shouldn't have to change your power supply. The included OEM ones are usually pretty robust.