Question Please help me make the right choice!

Feb 28, 2023
I'm thinking of buying a Lenovo Legion 5 (NOT Pro) with the following specs:

Intel® Core™ i7 processor -12700H | Alder Lake | Tetradeca-Core (3.50 GHz up to 4.70 GHz , 24 MB Smart Cache, 45 W)
16 GB (2x8) DDR5 / 2 slots
1 TB SSD | М.2 PCIe NVMe (2280)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, GDDR6 - 8GB

I'm afraid I won't be able to use those amazing specs to their max capacities because of overheating or other issues related to the fact those specs are heavily upgraded and I don't know if the machine can handle them well under pressure. A quick research shows me cooling pads aren't really that helpful.

I was initially interested in Legion 5 Pro but I need to sacrifice either CPU or GPU to fit within my budget. What I basically want is to play whatever I want for the next 7-8 years, if I need to lower game settings after a few years for new games it's fine!

I'm worried I might pay for something I can't use to its full capacity or close to. I'm not big on tech and I'm just doing my own research so any help, advice and insight from competent users is very much appreciated!