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The PSU may be overkill, but it can support HD 5970. Upgrading the GPU will be as easy as drop-it-in. You can upgrade the CPU to X4 and a AM3 mobo. This X3 & 770 combo can be used to unlock the 4th core in the X3 for a quad. It's no guarantee though.
this is what i have chosen let me know if there is anything i could get better performance/budget from:motherboard:
Asus M4A79XTD EVO 790X Socket AM3 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard (£84.69 ebuyer.com)-
processor:AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor 3.2GHz Socket AM3 Retail (£114.99 overclock.co.uk)-
You might want to get a 750w corsair at the very least if your gonna run 2 gpus. By some coincidence, i'm going for an almost identiacal setup but with an 850w corsair psu (its only £10 more than 750w so i figured what the hey? i''ll do it), titan fenrir speacial edition and phenomIIquad965 black edition, denab.
I don't need more than a 500gb HDD so i save some money there.