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I recently got a prebuilt pc for Xmas. It’s great apart from the fact that it has its own proprietary motherboard, psu and case made by Lenovo. (Specs: i5 10400, gtx 1660 super, 16gb ddr4, 500gb m.2) I was wondering that when I upgrade, could I salvage the cpu and ram from this pc and put it on a new motherboard or would they need some kind of proprietary chipset or something? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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2 minutes ago, Potato161 said:

could I salvage the cpu and ram

Yes, and GPU as well

So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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4 minutes ago, Potato161 said:

I recently got a prebuilt pc for Xmas. It’s great apart from the fact that it has its own proprietary motherboard, psu and case made by Lenovo. (Specs: i5 10400, gtx 1660 super, 16gb ddr4, 500gb m.2) I was wondering that when I upgrade, could I salvage the cpu and ram from this pc and put it on a new motherboard or would they need some kind of proprietary chipset or something? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I'm pretty sure I know which one you're talking about. Maybe it's from costco?

Anyways, the m.2, gpu, cpu, and ram should be fine in any other system, provided it's the correct spec for the components- E.G, you won't be able to use a z390 board with a 10400, or a motherboard without a m.2 'slot' with that m.2 The case, psu, motherboard, maybe the cpu cooler, and possibly the fans installed on it likely don't adhere to any type of standard, and like you said, are proprietary, so those might not be salvageable. 
 

Note: The ram and GPU probably aren't probably worth putting in another system, the ram's pcb probably will be bare, and they're most likely like 3000mhz cl18, something like that, and the gpu is maybe the dinkiest I've ever seen in a non SFF desktop. 

I am NOT a professional and a lot of the time what I'm saying is based of limited knowledge and experience. You should take my advice as just that- advice. 

My build:
CPU: 10700k Oc'd to 5.0 ghz                            GPU: RTX 3070 ventus 2x
Motherboard: Asus z490-v                                Cooler: Deepcool castle ex 120mm
Ram: Team tforce delta 32gb 3200mhz cl16     Case: Phanteks p418r (p360a ripoff) 
PSU: Apevia Prestige 800w

Notes:
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To me the 10700k seems pretty underrated. It's a very solid cpu. at 5.0ghz it draws 175-185w under full load. the Asus z490-v is a sh*t teir motherboard, I wouldn't recommend it for anything past a 10600k for light oc's only. Tforce ram is pretty but cpu cooler clearance can be an issue on them, so beware. the RTX 3070 is obviously a great card, but the ventus 2x is just horrible. Don't buy it, not now, not ever. It's flimsy af, you can't increase the stock power limit, the cooler is worse than the one on the 3070FE. If it's a choice between this and nothing, choose nothing. The deepcool castle ex 120mm isn't really on sale outside of prebuilts, but it's a nice pretty cooler, gets my 10700k up to 96c after a prime95 cpu test for 15 minutes. The p418r is basically what it looks like. P360a, slap a few cyberpowerpc logos on it, and you're golden. The Apevia Prestige 800w is bad, but not terrible. Runs respectably quiet and isn't a bomb. More than a lot of PSU's in prebuilts can claim.

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PC BUILD Guide! (POV)              How to Overclock your CPU 

 

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41 minutes ago, Potato161 said:

I recently got a prebuilt pc for Xmas. It’s great apart from the fact that it has its own proprietary motherboard, psu and case made by Lenovo. (Specs: i5 10400, gtx 1660 super, 16gb ddr4, 500gb m.2) I was wondering that when I upgrade, could I salvage the cpu and ram from this pc and put it on a new motherboard or would they need some kind of proprietary chipset or something? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Just upgrade what you already have, there is still room for upgrades

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20 hours ago, Biomecanoid said:

Just upgrade what you already have, there is still room for upgrades

The only problem is that the case is very small and only has 1 pcie slot to I want to get the main parts into a new case so I can have more storage and pcie expansion 

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9 minutes ago, Potato161 said:

The only problem is that the case is very small and only has 1 pcie slot to I want to get the main parts into a new case so I can have more storage and pcie expansion 

You don't need more that 1 PCIE SLI is sadly dead. Plus I have upgraded many pre-builds and I always found that changing the case was a waste of money and even if I did everything would not fit right because many hardware have proprietary sizes or plugs.

 

It can be done but its a hassle. I find it better to keep everything looking stock from the outside even if I upgrade almost everything inside.

 

Also post images of your computer inside and out. I believe there are alternatives to changing the case

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