Summary: First of all, the card itself had problems regulating its fan. After I downloaded a program to manually change the fan speed while gaming, it constantly kept throwing out errors, which would cause a complete computer reboot. In the end, I ended up just buying a brand new card, which WASN'T the GTX 480.
Summary: I was skeptical at first. Regardless I took a chance with this seller. Than I received my product as listed for a great deal, of nearly half off the original price. Thanks so much for my new card.
Summary: X58+X5570+(GTX480x2)=250+ FPS. <$1000. Do the math. For less than the price of 1 super wiz bang card you can build a SLI rig that will run with the Big Boys rigs costing God only knows how much$$$. Add a 3rd card and the driver gods have to throttle back things 10-20% so they can actually sell the TsuperIwizTbangAcardsN for a $1000 bucks. They forgot about Fluid mark PhysX. Top 10 with a 480 3-way SLI rig. 5-8-13.
Summary: I have had this card since last year and it still blazes the new games being released. I can play BF3, Crysis 3, Farcry 3 with no problems at 45fps or more with effects turned on high to maximum. I would recommend this card to budget gamers especially if you can get it under $200. Just make sure you have good ventilation and at least 4 fans to get good airflow to keep it cool.
Summary: Lots of power for what was briefly a great price. Gives a 7.9 on Windows 7 Performance Score for graphics and runs all my games at full. I'm also running a Phenom II X4 965 OC'd to 4GHz and 16GB RAM. This card was a perfect fit with the rest of my hardware.