Summary: After two months of research I found this card to be the best bang for the buck (Performance+Noise+Power Control+Price) Here are my pros and cons: Pros: Great card, extremely quiet, runs all my 2012 and 2013 advanced games (Crysis 3, Dirt 3, NFS Run) Cons: The price is a little high for a 1.5 year old card.
Summary: Ok, so I finally upgraded my SLI GTX250's to this GTX680 so yea it's a HUGE difference!! After months of comparing cards (yea I'm talking months) this deal popped up and I just couldn't refuse. $320 for a GTX 680 Superclocked with great reviews that combined with miserable gaming performance from my SLI'ed GTX 250's made this purchase a no brainier. Currently I'm playing Battlefield 3, Crysis 3 and COD 4. OMG, these games look F***ing beautiful now!
Summary: Pros -This GTX 680 runs at about 50C in my Zalman Z9 case while playing witcher 2 -It has a smaller size 10" than other gtx 680's so it fits nicely -seems pretty sturdy after being screwed in -great gameplay so far -no problems yet (1 week) Cons -none so far
Summary: When I got this, aside from the Titan (and heavy-duty media work GPU's), this was the most powerful NVidia GPU on the market. Now, there are all manner of 700 series and whatnot on the shelves, but so what? Yeah, I'd like to plunk down $600 or $999 for a GPU, but this thing lets me play all my current (just released) games at ultra with a decent frame rate, 30-60 (it sometimes varies). This will suit me fine for the next year or so. I'm a new PC gamer, and I love it.