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Pros: -Factory overclock
-Looks very nice
-Logo pulses blue
-Dual fan setup
Cons: Since it has a dual fan design, part of the heat exhaust inside the case. Seems to be a bit more flimsy than my old GTX 480.
Other Thoughts: This is an excellent card. I got it to replace my old GTX 480. I can run all my games with everything on at 1920x1200 (Skyrim, Bordelands 2, Assasins Creed III, Dishonored). Having a dual fan design keeps the gpu at reasonable temps. Much lower than my old GTX 480 (which ran very hot). Only thing is that it exhaust some of the heat back inside my case. But I got good ventilation, so not really too bad. It also seems to be a bit more flimsy than my old 480.
COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper
Intel Core i7-3770K
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2x4GB)
CM Hyper 212 plus
Galaxy GeForce GTX 680 GC 2GB
OCZ Vertex 4 SSD 256GB x 2 (Raid0)
WD Black 640GB
OCZ StealthXStream 700w
Logitech G510 Keyboard
Logitech G700 Mouse
Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24" LED LCD
Pros: I bought this card (GTX 480) 2 years ago, when it was the top of the line. Haven't had any problems with it. I can run all games at max settings (1680x1050). Planning on keeping it for another year. Will wait for the 700 series to arrive. Probably replace it with a GTX 780.
Cons: Just like everyone else is saying, it does run hot. In the winter is not that big of an issue. But in the summer, watch out. You better crank up the AC. It heats up a room quickly while gaming. You also need a good PSU. I bought a 700 watt just in case.
Other Thoughts: Current system:
Intel Core i7 3770K
G.Skill Ripjaws X series 8GB (2x4GB)
WD Caviar Black 640GB x 2 (RAID0)
PNY GTX 480 1.5GB
OCZ StealthXStream 700W
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
Cooler Master Storm Sniper
This review is from: Thermaltake Big Water SE 120mm Liquid Cooling System
Pros: Very quiet
Cool green tubing and water
Works on almost all AMD and Intel chipsets
Very good price
Cons: Not for beginners
will not fit on some mid-tower cases
Other Thoughts: I bought this kit about 3 months ago and it has been running great since the beginning. My original temps were: 45-idle, 58-load using air cooling. Now they are 34-idle, 52-load. It did take about 2 hours to install. But if you read all the instructions, everything should work fine. I have mine on a Antec P180. Had to do some very minor adjustments, but nothing that a knowledgeable person couldn't do.READ FULL REVIEW