hi im looking into the hd 6970 which i will be importing from the USA as I live in SA.
I just have one question will it fit in my coolermaster storm scout case, if not what other card might you suggest (gtx 570, hd 6950?)
and bear in mind I probably want to get a 2nd card in the future
GTX 570 SLI is almost equivalent to HD 6950 crossfire.The main reason for this being that SLIed GTX 570s are bottlenecked more than the 6970/ 6950 CrossFire Setup.
However if you're getting a single card the GTX 570 is as fast as the HD6970 and is better for DX11 games with tessellation.
no i wanted to add a 2nd card in the future Im playing games like cod4, cod black ops, bfbc2 etc competitively, basically im getting a new build in january when sandy bridge comes out, I have R10000 to spend on a PC which is exactly $1467.67 BUT I have to pay shipping with myUS and I have to pay South African VAT on it which is 14%, I need a monitor and everything else besides mouse, keyboard and case, what do you think il be looking at?
and how much do you think roughly it will weigh? do you think it be over 10 kgs?
With the case over 10 kg, without the case below 10 kg.
If you plan to sli or crossfire in the future you will have to buy a motherboard that can do sli or crossfire or bout. I suggest you wait until sandy bridge comes out and buy everything then.