Originally Posted by thezorro
who on earth is going to buy a lynnfield for gaming?
lynfield is crippled because only has 2x8 pcie express electrical.
1000 pounds? wasn't lynnfield supposed to be affordable?
just my two cents.
Not everyone wants a crossfire/sli setup, making the 2x8 pcie situation a moot point. Further, only the 4870x2 and beyond begin to push the boundary of the 8x pcie 2.0 slot.
Finally, this is a prebuilt gaming machine, so you are going to pay out the nose for that. Look on Newegg at prices. I can build my own i5 / 275 GTX machine for much less than 1k Pounds (granted I'd be using $).
Although personally, if you use your computer for nothing but gaming and basic tasks (as I do), I see no reason not to go with a Phenom II setup instead. Intel's Nehalem/Lynnfield have its advantages, but not in gaming (at 1680x1050 or above) with todays GPUs.