Summary: Recommend buying another video card in addition to this one. I was not an expert in video cards but I thought that a 500$ video card was plenty for playing video games on ultra settings without any problems. It came to a point where i couldn't play for more than one minute before the card gave up.
Pros: Amazing look.
Cons: Overheated constantly, fans ran at 100% all the time.
Summary: This and other Zotac cards are often a few dollars cheaper than their competitors, which is enough to sway me most of the time. I was pleasantly surprised to find a solid cooler on this unit as well. It'll run any game that I throw at it pretty easily, however I do still think all 780s are a bit overpriced and would like to see them come down a bit.
Summary: First time buying a Zotac product, and I'm very happy with the card. No issues at all so far. The card is built very solid, and I like the orange and black look. My only con would be that the fans do get fairly loud when you ramp up past 40%. But it's a small price to pay (other than the $$) for the performance the 780 puts out.
Summary: Very nice card, does a fine job with my new 2560x1600 monitor, runs nice and cool and is very quiet. Edit: I should mention the service. Impressive. Shipped 1 1/2 hours after I paid and Xpresspost got it to me 23 hours later!
Pros: Well made, useful stuff in the box, the whole side is fans.
Cons: Just got it. This is not a long term review.
Summary: I bought the card from another vendor but I would like to drop a review because I think Zotac has delivered a very good product at a very competitive price. Runs super cool, under 30 C idle and stays under 60 C while under 100% load. To my surprise when I play BF 4 the card is automatically boosted to 1045mhz which is great.
Pros: Quiet, Runs Cool, Great Price/Performance ratio if you can get it under 500$
Cons: Nvidia could include a few more games for a card of this price, No backplate but obviously this is not a really a con since you are not paying a premium price for this card (as a matter of fact this is the cheapest GTX 780 at the moment).
Summary: I caught this card on sale before Christmas for $499.99. I upgraded from a GTX 670 and the GTX 780 is leaps and bounds above the 670. I have a fairly small case, so this was the only card that would fit of all the other 780's out there. There are some EVGA cards that are 13.5" long which would probably only fit in a full tower. I would have preferred to buy MSi or EVGA since they overclock better and have better software included, but none of them would fit in my case.