Excerpt: Contemplating between this GPU and the GTX680, decided to go with this one and did not regret my decision. With a little bit of work, I am able to bring this up to snuff with the GTX680. So far, i've had zero issues with the unit and have been pushing it to its limits.
Pros: Easy To Install, Good Graphics Quality, Reliable Performance
Summary: The 3rd Gen I7 processor and MB were amazing with the built in graphics but adding this, the results are WOW. This board provides graphics (gaming) like I have never seen before. They also give a lifetime warranty when you register online.
Summary: I bought this card to upgrade my computer because I play alot of battlefield 3. I play triple monitor and run on high settings with no problems at all. I did end up buying 2 of these and SLI them together.
Grate card for the price I payed at the time with rebate.
5 July 2012
Summary: It works grate and the fan although it can spool up it is still much quieter than my gtx 480 that I replaced this with. The tempertures are at low 70s while my gtx 480 was in the mid 80s. the power consumption is also much lower than the 480. To me it seems it has about 1.5 to 1.7 times the gaming power of the 480 as it is with out the heat or the power consumption. I am very pleased with this card.
Summary: I am just playing Black Ops 2 right now, but watching the usage graphs, I see it spike up momentarily during loading, and rests around 40% throughout my gaming session. This thing hauls ass, and I haven't overclocked it or anything. Love it, when it finally gets old, ill probably just buy another to kick ass once again.