Summary: When I purchased this card, I didn't know what to expect. However, it turned out to be a solid graphics addition to my system. This card is all that it is advertised to be. When I installed the card, and rebooted my system, I didn't hear the usual "whine" of a fan motor starting up, and I thought I had done something wrong. It is just that the card is designed so well, and the cooling is so great that you can't hear the thing coming on line.
Summary: I used this to replace a GeForce 8000 series card on a 4 year old Win 7 machine. The installation was easy and I immediately noticed improved performance and stability. Despite the fact that it has a large fan, I rarely hear it. I can run starcraft II at 1920x1200 res with moderately high settings on an older machine. World of Warcraft runs at the highest settings without problems.