Summary: Installing it was a bit of an ordeal; in addition to the card, I also had to get a new power supply to support it (this is very important. Word to prospective buyers, check your power supply to make sure it's 550W or more.
Summary: You make a "special offer" with a 25$ rebate, you charge everybody 255$, then the next day the offer expires and the price is 225. Plus, to get that rebate on a useless american express card, you have to fill out papers, cut your box and send it via mail, not e-mail.
Summary: i bought this as a gift for my husband. at first everything was great. he upgraded from a 6970 to the 7950. it ran everything better along with being a lot quieter. he never overclocked it. the temps always stayed around 40 to 50c even with playing games.