Summary: Anyone building their own rig or updating their video card, whether for watching movies or editing videos or even playing games, would be well-advised to purchase one such as this. GDDR5 with 1GB of dedicated video ram? For this price? Its worth every penny. I built my first custom rig recently and this was the card I chose. Easy to install in the MSI mobo I bought and had no trouble with the case I installed it in. I can play SKYRIM on the highest settings.
Summary: This plugged in without any difficulties. The display is clear, crisp and fast, although gaming video demands have not been tested. A minor inconvenience was obtaining additional voltage for the on-board connection. All the necessary cables was supplied but trying to route power cable so not to disturb airflow, fans and heat sinks required some cable ties.