Excerpt: Excellent card for its price. with this I am able to run all my games at Maxed settings with 40+FPS. The fans on the heat-sink are very quiet at idle but when you ramp up the speed they are quite loud, just something to consider if you are planning a 'quiet pc'. overall, I am really happy with this card.
Summary: Bought this to run "Cliffs Of Dover". My PC had no installed graphics card, but plenty of memory and a good processor. This is a BIG card. I was worried about getting it in there, but it JUST fit. This card does require a separate power cord, but if your computer does not have an extra 5-pin power cord no worry, supplied is a cord that taps two of the motherboard powersources and runs them to a 5-pin.
Summary: I bought this to work on a hackintosh, and it has not failed me. For video editing and gaming, I could not be anymore satisfied. It handles League of Legends, Assassin's Creed 4, and Batman Arkham origins on very high graphics, Msaa 2x, and Physix all maxed. Don't be turned off by the price, gigabyte is a very customer friendly company as well! I had some questions, and they answered it within a few hours! Great product!