5 Signs You Need the Lenovo IdeaCentre Y900 RE (Razer Edition)

                   Lenovo™ IdeaCentre™ Y900 RE (Razer™ Edition) gaming desktop

PC gaming isn't just a hobby anymore. More people than ever are jumping onto their PCs to game, as the PC gaming industry is projected to rise to close to $30 billion by 2018.1 And gamers today want to stand out, because let's face it – PC gaming has grown to be an integral part of our identity. What you play, how you play and what you game on defines you as much as your gameplay styles – whether you're a newcomer focused on the season's hottest first-person shooter (FPS) or an eSports champion, you need a gaming rig that defines you as much as it helps you stomp your opponent online.
 
That's why Lenovo teamed up with Razer to bring gamers the epic IdeaCentre Y900 RE (Razer Edition). Combining Lenovo's engineering expertise with Razer's core design talent, the IdeaCentre Y900 RE is a big, bad, powerful, smart gaming rig – and here are five reasons why you need it right now.
 
#1: Unbeatable Guts
If you're looking to maximize your graphics and up the power in your game, you're ready for the IdeaCentre Y900 RE. Peer through the side window on the impressive rig or pop the hood entirely and you'll get a gander at top-of-the-line hardware like 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 K-series processor, strategically layered air vents and cooling mechanisms that defy performance-crushing heat and keep your tower running cool when the in-game action heats up.
 
The IdeaCentre Y900 RE also sports the ultimate NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 graphics card – the graphics card that can get you to where you want to be – and that's at 4K fidelity and VR-ready.2 No other card is as prepared to take you to the top like the GeForce GTX 1080 - it's the most powerful and most advanced graphics card available today3 and the improvements aren't just visual.
 
                     Sporting the ultimate NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card
 
The GeForce GTX 1080 boasts the advantage of using less power consumption and has dramatically increased memory usage.3 Memory is important because today's games aren't just more visually complex than ever, there's more going on on-screen too – and everything you see on-screen needs processing whether it's a 64-bit strategy game with thousands of units on screen all acting independently or a graphically-demanding online FPS match. The GeForce GTX 1080 represents a significant leap in memory processing.3 Now players can have a high memory bandwidth available to process graphical data at top notch speeds and elevate their game to new heights. To top it off, the IdeaCentre Y900 RE also has enough space and power to run dual GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards.
 
It's also got a tough and mean design, so it looks extra cool in your rig.
 
#2: Razer Chroma Lighting
Speaking of looking extra cool, Lenovo's partnership with Razer has brought forth the most impressive lighting system to hit our hardware. So if having the most innovative and customizable gaming set-up appeals to you, this is one of the reasons you're going to want to pay attention to the IdeaCentre Y900 RE.
 
And we're not just talking about one or two color options or red vs. black vs. green. The IdeaCentre Y900 RE is one of the only top-of-the-line gaming PCs that can provide millions of color combinations with the Razer Chroma Lighting effects – and the combinations are as customizable as they are colorful. Literally watch your PC come to life with the slow-moving "breathing" effect, or program your own idea with the Razer Blackwidow Chroma keyboard. In addition to delivering virtually endless color customization options, the Razer Synapse software also allows you to create custom key bindings and macros.
 
Check out the Chroma Workshop at http://www.razerzone.com/chroma-workshop/ to see which of your favorite game supports the Razer Chroma features. Love Tomb Raider®? We do too. And with Chroma Lighting, you can set your keyboard to react to a ton of action happening right in the game. Unaware that you're taking in-game damage? Your keyboard will flash red once and let you know in case your eyes are wandering.4 Low on health? The Blackwidow Chroma keyboard has you covered – it'll pulse red to let you know.4 The included5 Razer Mamba Tournament Edition gaming mouse is also powered by Razer Chroma, where lighting effects can be synchronized with other Chroma enabled devices.
 
Millions of customizable color combinations with Razer Chroma Lighting effects on IdeaCentre Y900 RE
 
Now the outward appearance of your gaming PC can match your gaming attitude and style – and help you out along the way, too.
 
#3: Lenovo Nerve Center
If you've hesitated in taking the leap to high-end hardware because managing premier gaming rigs is daunting to you, go no further. The IdeaCentre Y900 RE has your back.
 
In hardware generations of yesteryear, managing top-end hardware was a convoluted mystery and a time-consuming task that perplexed even the most hardcore techies. But with the explosion of PC gaming and hardware, manufacturers have taken some of the mystery out of managing the system as a whole and the Lenovo Nerve Center feature is no exception.
 
The streamlined nature of the Lenovo Nerve Center means that you're never more than a few clicks away from tweaking your system just the way you want it, no matter what your preference: downloading the latest patch for Overwatch™ but don't want to interrupt the movie you're watching? No problem – quickly adjust the priority of your network using Lenovo Nerve Center's easy-to-use interface. Love your Chroma lighting system but want to set your keyboard to a different lighting scheme than your mouse? Simple – just click on the Razer integrated control tab in the Nerve Center and adjust however you want.
 
If you choose to overclock, the ability to easily monitor your CPU and GPU performance and set your fan speeds depending on your activity with a few clicks helps you make sure your hardware stays lean, mean and healthy.
 
#4: Easy Upgrading
We get it. Commitment is hard. What if you make the wrong choice? What if you change your mind down the line after you've already ordered the system?
 
Good news for you: if you're loving the style of the IdeaCentre Y900 RE but aren't sure when you'll need more memory or storage, you can rest assured that the day you are ready, upgrading will be a breeze. So relax – Lenovo has you covered. The IdeaCentre Y900 RE's tough looking but has a tool-less case design, so swapping hardware is super easy, doesn’t require tools and takes no time at all.
 
#5: Ready-to-Game Package
If you're the most die-hard, experienced PC gamer in your group of friends or if you're a newcomer to PC gaming, you have something in common: you'd rather be playing video games than tweaking your hardware or waiting on a new fan to arrive in the mail because the last one you ordered didn't fit exactly right. And that's where the IdeaCentre Y900 RE is for you: it's everything you need your gaming PC to be, without the hassle of design configuration.

We've done all the heavy lifting for you and put together a masterclass in PC gaming. The IdeaCentre Y900 RE design and features are a combination of engineering excellence and design brilliance that’s hard to beat – it's a stellar ready-to-game package, complete with customer service and the industry's best-selling and most popular gaming peripherals. Paired with the Lenovo Y27g RE Curved Gaming Monitor (Razer Edition)6, a 27-inch FHD VA curved gaming panel with Razer Chroma lighting effects, PC gaming has never been as easy and immersive.
 
             
                                                 Ready-to-game set-up
 
IdeaCentre Y900 RE with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 starts at $2499.99, available in October.  Lenovo Y27g RE Curved Gaming Monitor (Razer Edition) starts at $649.99, available now. All products are available on www.lenovo.com.5
 
Intel Inside®. Extraordinary Performance Outside.
 
2 External 4K display required.
5 Prices do not include tax or shipping or options and are subject to change without notice; additional terms and conditions apply. Reseller prices may vary. On-shelf dates may vary by geography and products may only be available in selected markets. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings, features and specifications at any time without notice.
6 Monitor sold separately.
 
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