Originally Posted by Xion X2
Can't believe I'm agreeing w/ nekro lately, but he's right.
The 896MB of VRAM is definitely something to think about w/ the 295, but I see that you're on a P35 and don't have a lot of options available to you (standard SLI w/ more than 896MB of VRAM per GPU would be optimal.)
The P35 and two-core CPU will put a bit of a choke hold on a 295 as well. Crysis needs a fair amount of tweaking to get it consistently above 30 fps at 1920x1200 with even 2x AA on a Core i7.
A better investment of the OP's money would be going to a quad-core CPU and then investing in either a 2 GB GTX 285 or 1792 MB GTX 275.