Okay, what gets me is that that system couldn't play Crysis on very high setting and yes it cost as much as a good new car.
Here is what I play at since I got the 8800GT GPU.
( I did try the auto set feature, I just bumped it up on setting a little higher )
My system is by far not as good as that one so I wonder why they couldn't play on very high
What resolution and what is your AA set to? I can play Crysis at 1920x1200 quite well without AA enabled with my 8800 GTS 320MB.