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Need an opinion between these two computers

Now I know these arent the best options for the money,but I have a qvc gift card and want to use it on a computer. Both models are the same except for the CPU.Which one would be better for gaming? I obviously will be upgrading to a video card that will be more than enough. Here are both options. Im guessing most will say the i5 but I just wanted to get a second opinion

Thanks!!


http://www.qvc.com/HP-Envy-700-Desktop-PC---AMD-Elite,-8GB-RAM,-1TB-HD-Search-Results.product.E270904.html?sc=E270904-SRCH&cm_sp=VIEWPOSITION-_-16-_-E270904&catentryImage=http://images-p.qvc.com/is/image/e/04/e270904.001?$uslarge$


http://www.qvc.com/HP-Envy-700-Desktop-PC---Core-i5,-8GB-RAM,-2TBHD-Search-Results.product.E270964.html?sc=E270964-SRCH&cm_sp=VIEWPOSITION-_-18-_-E270964&catentryImage=http://images-p.qvc.com/is/image/e/64/e270964.001?$uslarge$
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  1. Unfortunately they seem to be having technical issues, can not get on the site.
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    the i5 will be much better for gaming. the A-series are for when you don't have the money to buy a cpu and gpu, then you buy one of them and get middling cpu performance with a middling integrated GPU. If you're putting a discrete GPU in, definitely go with the i5.
  3. Jaxem said:
    the i5 will be much better for gaming. the A-series are for when you don't have the money to buy a cpu and gpu, then you guy one of them and get middling cpu performance with a middling integrated GPU. If you're putting a discrete GPU in, definitely go with the i5.


    +1, this is on the money. Go with i5 with a dedicated GPU, A10 with no dedicated GPU if you plan on gaming.
  4. OK i still can not see the links. LOL

    Anyway, I can see these are HP machines?

    DO NOT GO FOR PREBUILDS. You can get BETTER, cheaper and more reliable machine by building one yourself.
  5. Novuake said:
    OK i still can not see the links. LOL

    Anyway, I can see these are HP machines?

    DO NOT GO FOR PREBUILDS. You can get BETTER, cheaper and more reliable machine by building one yourself.


    I agree, but the OP has gift cards. That is the only reason they are buying these PCs
  6. kirilmatthew said:
    Novuake said:
    OK i still can not see the links. LOL

    Anyway, I can see these are HP machines?

    DO NOT GO FOR PREBUILDS. You can get BETTER, cheaper and more reliable machine by building one yourself.


    I agree, but the OP has gift cards. That is the only reason they are buying these PCs


    Still would not TOUCH prebuilds. :) Just not worth the trouble. Get them, sell them still in the box and get new ones.
  7. For HP's the main issue is usually just weak PSU's, the boards are usually ASUS made and good quality.
  8. Jaxem said:
    For HP's the main issue is usually just weak PSU's, the boards are usually ASUS made and good quality.


    You mean Foxconn made? :D
    And not weak PSU, DANGEROUS PSUs.
  9. I've never had one Foxconn made...then again, i haven't had one in quite a while, i guess it would make sense that they would go to a cheaper company. But yeah, the PSU's are trash, so if OP insists on buying/keeping the HP, replace the PSU before you even think about the GPU upgrade.
  10. yes you will need a new better power supply if you want to install a gaming class gpu.

    QVC needs to be put out of business, both these desktops are $200 cheaper at bestbuy, brand new. I'd sell the giftcards at 90 cents on the dollar and buy elsewhere or, better yet, build my own.
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