Im ok with a card thats noisy, but so loud that people 2 rooms away come running in and ask "WTF is going on in here?" Man thats crazy loud. I dont really want to put up with that. And knowing me, im definitely gonna overclock it, wait for voltage mods and blah blah, and ill require the 100% fan speed. Thats very upsetting IMO.
Im not exactly worried about price that much, but seeing the performance of the 6970 and its price. I was pretty much sold on it, Almost as good as the GTX 580, but significantly cheaper... But with the noise? And of course the higher performance of the 580 to consider as well... Im not so sure anymore.
Any suggestions? Im looking to invest into a new Video card very soon. But i could probably wait to see what the 6990/GTX595(or whatever the dual-gpu fermi will be) has to offer first.