Summary: My HP came with a PCI card that was recalled due to fan issues, got a new on and within 3 months the fan was running 24-7. Then the fan melted and began to make this horrible noise, like when they used to put playing cards in bycicle spokes. Upon research I found that if I didn't replace it it would cause everything to overheat (besides the fact that you couldn't stand to be on the computer for any given length of time with the damn sound!).
Excellent video card, always a best when you are getting an ASUS product...
Jet Life, Amazon
9 October 2012
Summary: Excellent video card. First time ordering a video card and it really won my first impression. Seemed a bit larger than what I expected, but it was an alright size. Easy to install, 1-2-3. As soon as installed, worked perfectly fine. Graphics are extraordinary for my desktop. Got a 24" Viewsonic running and the quality and display is lovely thanks to this ASUS GeForce video card. Gaming quality is beautiful. Can't say more about that. Real good saver as of price wise.
Summary: This is the video card to get if you don't want to blow a lot of money on upgrading your graphics. Under $100, and it's been running just fine for hours daily for weeks on my stock 300W power supply in a HP A1730N w/t 4GB RAM, and x2 Athlon 5000+. It does get a little warm under load, but the fan is pretty quiet, and installation is easy. My old HP now has another lease on life.
A Solid Card. Well built but be careful of HD audio conflict
Alvin Yue, Amazon
5 May 2012
Summary: The card is solid. It takes only 1 PCIExpress slot but it will use the room on the next slot for cooling. It was easy to install. We had a HP PC that match the minimum 300W power supply and it still runs very stable for the mid range games (e.g. League of legends). For graphics intense ones, We will be trying StarCraft II.
Summary: I bought this card for a new system I built: Intel I5 2500K Asus P8Z68-V LX MB Antec EA500D PS Kingston 16 GB 1600 DDR3 memory Antec 300 case Windows 7 Pro 64 I bought everything at Amazon (except the Asus video card). Machine runs super quick--I'm editing video using Adobe Premiere Pro CS4. Editing DVCPRO HD 720/24pN material is a breeze and this Asus video card is plenty adequate. However, the Asus rebate center is horrible.
Summary: I purchased this card to do CUDA development. Previously, I had two HD3870 ATI cards. To do CUDA development, of course I had to get a new card. This NVIDIA card runs fine with Linux. I don't have any experience running games, so can't speak to the 3D performance, but the card is cool and quiet when working on CUDA code. For the price, it is a great card. For professional use, a Tesla would be better, but this is fine for home use.