Originally Posted by slaWter
These days I'm playing the game on a 3GHz Q6600 with a single GTX 280 and it performs good, very playable. Similar to yours but at 1920x1200 with 4x AA, all high without HBAO. Definitely now sub 30 FPS slowdowns!
btw, the 45nm Intel Quads (9000 series) aren't compatible with the nVidia 650i/680i chipsets
Yep. That's what kept me from just buying a Q9400 and popping it into my eVGA 680i. It would have been a great upgrade and would have cost me about $200 less than upgrading the full platform to AM3. However, due to compatibility issues, I couldn't do that.
My Fiance's Gigabyte P45 is capable of running Quads, but due to current pricing, it's really not worth it to buy the chips. I wish the prices would go down a little.