Summary: this I why I loved used stuff on amazon.i couldn't have gotten a card this nice for under $200 anywhere else.I am sure it doesn't need ALL the fans...I'M KIDDING! IT DID EVERYTHING THE REVIEWS OF THE NEW CARDS SAID ie quite and runs cooler and best of all it runs world or tanks at 60 fps on max setting -AWESOME! A 700% IMPROVEMENT AS the APU could manage 8 fps.
Summary: The card arrived with the third fan dead, It's unfortunate because this card is a fantastic one for the $300 pricetag. At 99% GPU load the card would spike at around 91C or 92C. I have a fan situated on the whole PC to keep it running around 80C while I wait for my small replacement fan from China :) This is what I get for buying used from Amazon I suppose....at least it works! Otherwise, the card runs very well. I am a miner and a gamer, best of both worlds!
Summary: Less than a month and it already stopped working! Would definitely not suggest this video card. It performed well enough while it worked, but I wasn't even running it under stressful circumstances and it has already failed.
Summary: I use this card for OCL work exclusively. Not bitcoins :) The heated air vents INSIDE the case along the long edge. For gaming, it's probably great, but if you are going to run it hard for long periods of time, you may want to get a different card. I have three running at 95%+ utilization pretty much all the time and have had 2 overheat due to fan failures. Gigabyte sent me more, but replacing the fans is a pain.