Get an corsair 850hx the toughpower series are to expensive
And that cooler is very weak and for that price it's a ver very bad buy.
And lastly I don't reccomend upgrading to a 5970. 5970s are bad buys in general. You pay 680-700 for 550-600 worth of performance. IMO get the 460 sli it'll take you a long way. And if it ever needs be replaced you can see what the market offers then.
If you intend on replacing your gpu in the future anyways get 460sli and overclock it will go 80+percent faster than a normal 5870.
Looking at the prices he's put up, I'm guessing the 1 GB 460 will cost him atleast around $275, putting sli at $550, well in excess of the single 5870 (which anyway will give him playable frame rates @ high resolutions).
Anyway in the future he could always get a second 5870 & go crossfire (which would negate the need to get the 5970).
I wonder why I said it was a nightmare. Seems like abit of an overreaction lol.
yeah agreed but he seems to want to upgrade to a powerful single card later on. In that case the best bang for buck by miles is 460 sli even if that would mean having to get the 0.7gb edition. If he considers adding later on I'd reccomend 470s. 5870 perform on par with or below 470 sli due to the bad scaling. And 470s is quite a lot cheaper.
If he just wants a single card then a 5870 would be good.