Highly subjective and expensive area.
If I was going to go with one of those two machines I would go with the I5.
Test it with the integrated graphics....... if it fits your needs your good-to-go.
If not fit it with a HD5670........that should get you into the mid range area.
I recently just started shopping for a gaming PC and it has quickly become overwhelming. There are so many options it is hard to sort through what is a deal and what is not worth getting. I have done my research and have had a general interest in computers for about 5 years now. I understand what, and the importance of, RAM, processors, graphics cards, powers supply and all that other stuff. There is just SO much out there I can't settle down and feel comfortable with a buy.
So a little background information about me as a gamer, to give a better idea of what I need. I really only play WoW and League of Legends but do like to play the occasional FPS; such as, Half life, Team Fortress 2. When I play these games I would love to play them at max settings. I currently play on an out-dated laptop and that is the biggest reason I am upgrading to a desktop PC.
I have picked out a couple computers that I think might be worth the price but I don't really know if they are worth buying. I have doubts on how well they will run what I like to play. These are my top two as of now:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7194935&CatId=1886 <--- this needs an obvious graphics card upgrade.
I would love to spend no more than $800 and that includes getting a decent monitor. With those two computers I have been able to bundle them with a monitor for that. The computer that needs a grapics card, I would upgrade later.
So, I guess this is where you guys come in. I really need some solid advice about getting a nice and affordable gaming PC. Am I on the right track? Anything will help, if you know a better deal please show me.