I gotta ask, what's the point of buying one of these for $729 when Newegg has the 5970 card listed at $499? They both top out right about the same place in terms of hash rate. Is the 6990 less of a power draw? Still, the $230 difference in price is pretty significant.
warranty, resale? i'm not thrilled with the $499 5970s... will post more on them in the other thread in a bit...
I read the single review for the 5970 on Newegg and it had the same sentiment, so I think it might not be such a great card after all.
The resale value definitely makes a lot of sense. How many of us are buying to resell, though? I would think that most everybody here is buying a 6990 for the purpose of mining.