Posted my build earlier with 580's in SLI, was told and shown via video that the 580gtx by evga is very loud at full fan speed, has anyone else experienced this? Also Im not sure what a good alternative would be to EVGA, MSI? gigabyte, I was looking at the ASUS model but it requires 3 slots
Unless you go liquid cooled the high end graphics cards sound loud. the 6990 is no exception and the 590 gtx is even worse than the 580. Better and bigger the gfx card the more heat it produces and the more cooling it needs. I would suggest to make fan profiles in the nvidia control panel, that way its quiet when you want to browse the web and then gets louder when your playing a game to cool the graphics card adequately.
my laptop fan is louder than my 580, but I don't have SLI and I have a very 'airey' case. I actually don't think I've ever heard my GPU. I play Witcher 2 on it and my case fans are the only slight hum I hear.