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IronicTiming
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Lenovo IdeaCentre 720 & 1070 Ti? Solved: installed GTX 1660

Hello.
I have an Ideacentre 720 and I currently have a 1050 Ti installed in it. However, I plan to eventually upgrade to a 1070 Ti and would like to know if this GPU would fit in the PC case. The 1070 Ti has two fans compared to the single fan 1050 Ti and is quite a bit longer. I wanted to make sure it would fit inside the case before purchasing a 1070 Ti. 

Thank you.

 

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sylwiusz
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Re: Ideacentre 720 & 1070 Ti?

Hi. You must specify exact model of 1070 Ti card so we could evaluate its length. RX480 that used to be mounted in 720-18 is a reference design which is 241 mm - reference GTX 1070 Ti is 267 mm.

IronicTiming
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Re: Ideacentre 720 & 1070 Ti?

I actually decided to buy the new GTX 1660 Ti graphics card, rather than the 1070 Ti. There is a single-fan version of the 1660 Ti available, which will definitely fit in my PC case.
Sorry for wasting your time. I wanted to delete this topic, but I don't see any way to do so. Thank you for your feedback anyways!

IronicTiming
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Re: Ideacentre 720 & 1070 Ti?

I'm glad I read this thread. I plan on upgrading my GPU to a 1660 Ti and I wanted to make sure it would fit in the 720 case. Great news.

auctoritasaudax
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Re: Ideacentre 720 & 1070 Ti?

Hello. Could someone tell me which brand of 1660Ti Itx they used for 720 ideacentre desktop and/or which they think is best? Picked up a box refurb but the OEM RX 560 card is pretty bad these days even if everything else inside is decent (Ryzen 7 2700 16gb 128 ssd 2 tb etc). 

 

Thanks!

auctoritasaudax
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Re: Lenovo IdeaCentre 720 & 1070 Ti? Solved: installed GTX 1660 Ti

which brand of 1660ti did you install ? Does it work well?
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IronicTiming
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Re: Lenovo IdeaCentre 720 & 1070 Ti? Solved: installed GTX 1660 Ti

I bought the EVGA brand 1660. I installed it in my Ideacentre 720 desktop about 2 weeks ago. It's been working just fine. However, as you can probably expect, it was a very tight fit. I just barely got the graphics card to fit in the case. As I said, there's been no problems so far.
Performance-wise: I'm very happy with the 1660. With my previous graphics card (the 1050 Ti), I had to lower the graphics settings on current-gen, graphically-demanding games, such as Doom 2016 and Resident Evil 2 Remake. With the 1660, the graphics settings of these games are maxed out (or just about maxed out), using 1920*1080 resolution, and the games play perfectly smooth. A steady, consistant 60 frames per second. I'm including a link to a Resident Evil 2 Remake demonstration video I posted on Youtube so you can see how good the game looks and performs using the 1660.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5I9eRKJEis&t=49s

PS: I bought the standard 1660 rather than the 1660 Ti, but don't worry - the two are the same size. They both have the same dimensions.

auctoritasaudax
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Re: Lenovo IdeaCentre 720 & 1070 Ti? Solved: installed GTX 1660 Ti

Thanks! This is really helpful. 

 

I should have figured this out before I bought it (UGH!), but it turns out my unit has a weak power supply. 720-18APR, not ASU and came with the 250w power supply. All the other stuff inside is good, but such an underpowered power supply.

 

Obviously this won't work for a GPU upgrade like 1660ti or Rx580, however, I believe that with a 10-24 pin converter cable I should be able to put in a new EVGA 600 W PSU into this box for about $50 total first, then install ITX single fan card.

 

Anyone else had to upgrade PSU on 720? I think the PSU is standard ATX. I will report back.  

auctoritasaudax
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Re: Lenovo IdeaCentre 720 & 1070 Ti? Solved: installed GTX 1660 Ti

To be clear the type that has a the weak PSU, for those who might have the same issue, is 90HY0006US

IronicTiming
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Re: Lenovo IdeaCentre 720 & 1070 Ti? Solved: installed GTX 1660 Ti

Yes, I upgraded my PSU when I bought my previous graphics card (the 1050 Ti) last year. It's an EVGA 450 W. I didn't need to upgrade it when upgrading to the 1660 graphics card. I was a bit worried that my PSU wouldn't be enough, but thankfully it is. I still agree with your idea of purchasing a 600 W PSU, despite it being more power than you need. Good 'future-proofing' for your PC. 

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