10-02-2019 09:29 AM
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.
10-02-2019 10:46 AM
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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.
10-02-2019 11:18 AM
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:
If anyone has tried this, I would be curious to know what the outcome was.
10-03-2019 07:20 AM
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).
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.
10-03-2019 07:44 AM
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.
10-04-2019 10:26 AM
10-24-2019 01:43 PM - edited 10-24-2019 01:45 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.