Originally Posted by saturnotaku
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.
Yeah, I didn't think about the bandwidth issue. Did the P35 lack PCI-E 2.0?
Pending that, I completely agree with everything you said.