Date Joined: 09/03/10
Pros: Looks good, good build quality.
Overall Review: Ethernet adapter will crash when you play online games. When it crashes the only fix is to restart your entire PC.
This is with the most up-to-date bios, drivers for the adapter and countless tweaks. Simply put the things broken.
Buy a product without Intel's junk network adapter.
Pros: Cool looking card, some nice perks like free 3 month ESEA subscription.
Cons: Where to start. This card failed to deliver anything to me. Now before you (the reader) dismiss this as user error I'd like for you to know that with this brand (400 & 500 series cards) that there is a thread on the Nvidia forums (look up "400 and 500 series lockup club") that has well over 60 pages of people reporting the same issues I have experienced. I would consider myself a high-experience user and did do every thing imaginable to get this card to just boot. I sent it back for a RMA and will report back if my next Nvidia card I receive has the same issues.
Be wary of certain motherboards (there is a list of known working boards on that thread.) I wish i would've seen this thread before buying.
Overall Review: Will update this to see if my card was a fluke or if it is in fact a recurring issue; I am betting on a faulty device; let's hope so.