... HAS TAKEN A BEATING and its still running just fine for me
Sean Lutz, Amazon
3 August 2014
Summary: This card HAS TAKEN A BEATING and its still running just fine for me. I had this hit with water countless times.. drowned in automatic transmission fluid.. overheated.. rusted.. all of it.. and she's still alive after about 4 motherboards. Plays about every game out there on max settings without any issue and cracks passwords extremely fast both due to the excellent memory. If you wanna be flashy.. go ahead and buy a thousand dollar unit.
Summary: I installed this on a media center computer build, I use this to run a 20" monitor and a 42" flat panel TV. I have used it to stream movies from Amazon Prime and have had no issues from the card or picture quality. Have also used it with You Tube and other web surfing. The quality is excellent and I would recommend this to a friend. Only word of caution is this card does not come with a fan and graphics card can get warm.
Summary: Since most of the questions concerning this card have already been addressed I would like to write something about this card (and other tall cards) that might cause you trouble. I installed this card to replace a 5550 card that was low profile. After repeated crashes I found the cause. It was not the card it was my CPU that was shutting down. The card had blocked the input air flow to the CPU fan. I reversed the input/output case fans and have not had a crash since.
Summary: Nice card, good to have something relatively beefy that is still air-cooled. This fact is doubtless in the documentation or other reviews somewhere, but I didn't see such, so to bring it to the forefront in case it's a deal-breaker for someone (it might be second nature to vidcard enthusiasts, but I haven't owned a card this big before): with the radiator assembly, the card occupies not only the PCI-e(X16) slot it plugs into but also covers the card slot immediately...