Joined on 01/21/10
Great card! Best I ever owned.
Pros: -Works great. I can run games like STALKER Call of Pripyat and Red Alert 3 with full Resolution, AA and DirectX 11 lighting no problem. Games such as Crysis and Fallout 3 run at full settings smoothly as well, albeit with Anti-Aliasing turned down or switched off completely. -Quiet (for me, at least). Didn't increase the noise of my PC noticeably. -Came with a free 16GB flash drive and a new sticker to put on my tower! How can you go wrong there?
Cons: -It is a big card. I had no problem fitting it into my case (I did have to remove one of those little metal plates in the back to make room for the second DVI port, and my case is quite large), but it could be a problem for those with smaller cases. -Instruction manual is completely worthless.
Overall Review: I made a stupid mistake when putting this thing in that I want to make sure no-one else makes. When hooking this thing up to the power supply, make sure you have two power cables (preferable two cables already built in to the power supply labeled "PCI-E" as is the case with my power supply). Otherwise, you won't be powering the whole card. I say this all because the instruction manual doesn't bother to. Plus, I read one of the 1-star reviews saying that the card arrived DOA and the fan was "screaming." It could be because only the outermost socket on the card was plugged into, as was the case with my failed first attempt to get it working. The fan screamed and I got no display signal because only one was plugged in. When I plugged both in, the display signal worked fine and the fan was MUCH quieter.
Great card; highly recommended
Pros: -Great build and easy to set up -Runs super quiet and cool for the amount of performance it cranks out -Even with a gimpy CPU (AMD Phenom II X4), it runs any game I throw at it on max settings (including Witcher II with Ubersampling) at 1920x1080 with a smooth framerate
Cons: -Promo for free copy of Metro: Last Light didn't start until literally the day after I received my card. I am waiting to see if NVIDIA customer support can help me out. -Lousy rebate ($20 is great, but not on a prepaid AmEx card you have to wait 2 months for)