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Pros: Low cost: didn't need any of the extra's that typically come with a retail version of the card, just the card to upgrade an old c2d based system. Card arrived well packaged (exactly as show in the last picture) and installed flawlessly. Windows 7RC recognized it, installed the drivers, re-booted and I was up and running in about five minutes. Even at increased fan speeds it still runs nearly in-audibly.
Cons: Runs fairly hot at around 64c at stock fan speeds. I simply adjusted the fan speed from 30 up 60% in the default profile in the EVGA control panel and that solved the problem. That definitely limits any oc'ing head-room I might have had, but I wasn't really planning on oc'ing it anyways.
Other Thoughts: Wasn't really planning on upgrading this older system but for the price, why not?