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Legion Cube Motherboards

2019-10-02, 16:29 PM

Hello,

 

I am currious about the motherboard in the Legion Cube's (C530 and C730).  Does anyone know if these are actually Mini-ITX (or similar standard SFF motherboards) or are they custom?  I ask because I wonder if they could be replaced or upgraded in the future.

 

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Re: Legion Cube Motherboards

2019-10-02, 17:46 PM

Hi latreides,

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

Similar to this discussion, OEM systemboards usually do not have subsitutes if you can also check here. There is possibility but we cannot guarantee all features would work or match since it is OEM standards.

 

I hope this helps answer your query.

 

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Re: Legion Cube Motherboards

2019-10-02, 18:18 PM

It doesn't really answer my question.  That topic is someone asking if it can be replaced, with no clear answer or solution.

 

I will be more specific.  I don't care if its an officially supported function, or if it voids the warrenty, or if there can be no guarantee of featureset.  What I care about is:

  1. Can a standard SFF motherboard mount in the case?
    1. Does the GPU slot line up?
    2. Does the IO panel in the back (more or less) line up?

If anyone has tried this, I would be curious to know what the outcome was.

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Re: Legion Cube Motherboards

2019-10-03, 14:20 PM

Hi latreides,

 

Greetings.

 

Officially there is no offered substitute other than PN 01LM503 for the board on the sff niched chassis. It will be precarious to say that all standard sff boards mounts on the predesigned chassis (it may fit but available screw holes may not be available. It is an OEM design intended specific to the OEM board but it may be possible (with no clear answer not until someone would do it just for the chassis design).

 

Specific GPU upgrades do go smoothly as confirmed here. Other IO port likewise do with reference to location described in the hardware manual.

 

Replacing the board may not be cost-convenient to others just for the OEM-designed chassis so enthusiast would rather fabricate their own chassis and build their custom desktop board and accessory parts.

 

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Re: Legion Cube Motherboards

2019-10-03, 14:44 PM

Standard SFF motherboards have standard hole locations, and standard size and placement of the IO panel.  Its part of their spec.  They will either fit with the mounting holes in the C530/C730's or they won't.  Its not a complicated question. I am not interested in the official stance on it, or what someone thinks may or may not work.  I am interested in people that have tried it and succeeded or failed, what SFF spec they tried; and if they succeeded, what changes/modifications (if any) were required.

 

You mistakenly assume that the intention is to buy a C530/C730 for the case.  The intent is to have an upgrade path in the future when the CPU needs to be replaced with one that isn't supported by this motherboard, or the GPU needs a higher speed PCIe slot, or when the motherboard eventually fails and needs to be replaced (which may, or may not, be a part that is still officially in stock).

 

To say it in another way, the intention is to have the case as a SFF case that can be given new life when its main components eventually fail or become too dated.  There are very few good SFF computer cases (and even fewer that are regularly instock) so throwing the C530/C730 one away when the time comes would not be ideal.

 

 

 

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Re: Legion Cube Motherboards

2019-10-04, 17:26 PM
Since the guy above wanted to be super technical. I wont be. It seems like any mini-itx board would fit. However, there are a few issues we wont know until someone actually tries to retro-fit one. Will the pre-made standoffs fit the new board? Also, will the PCIE/GPU holes line up with the Mini ITX.

If those two work, then all that would need to be done is to drill out the stock IO shield which is built into the case.

The good thing about these motherboards is that since they come in a wide variety of models, that the bios should work on anything from a i5-8400 to a i9-9900k, so we shouldn’t be needing upgrades for many years to come.
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Re: Legion Cube Motherboards

2019-10-13, 11:03 AM
Any m-itx mobo will fit the mounting holes. You have to cut the back plate because the ports don't fit.
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Re: Legion Cube Motherboards

2019-10-24, 17:51 PM

Finnaly did it. Just replaced the motherboard with z390i Aorus pro wifi, and a d9l cpu cooler.

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Re: Legion Cube Motherboards

2019-10-24, 19:46 PM

Nice!  Thats great to know.

 

I see that its a Mini-ITX, what kind of modifications did you need to make, and what does the back port area look like?

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Re: Legion Cube Motherboards

2019-10-24, 20:43 PM

You have to cut the back pannel. I had some bad tools, so i did a sloppy job... But, since the back can't be seen... I also went to a pc repair shop to replace the connectors on the led and power button cables (Lenovo makes it difficult), witch cost me around 10 dollars. Buttom line, it was worth it. I can use unlockable cpus and higher speed ram. By the way, i recommend the cpu cooler.

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