I bought this card in march 2013 because it was the cheapest GTX 660Ti available at that time. The graphics performance of the card is very good (as expected from a GTX660Ti), but it seems that the cooling solution was the cause of the bargain price. The cooler consists of a simple aluminium heatsink (no copper, no heatpipes) for the GPU, another alu heatsink for the VRM Chips and a noisy radial fan that blows the heat out of the card, all these hidden behind a black semi-elastic PVC cover. This is by far the shabbiest graphics card cooling solution I have seen in years.
In addition, the noisy radial fan is changing its speed every few seconds, not only in games, but also on the Windows desktop, avoiding me to accustom myself to the noise. It's a torture to work under such conditions.
I decided to make an end to the drama and ordered an Arctic Cooling Twin Turbo II cooling solution. Now the noise is gone, but also 30 more bucks and the warranty, because I had to remove some "warranty void if removed" stickers from the memory-chips to fix the heatsinks on them.
I must agree that I'm a bit allergic to noise, and it's not the first time I changed the cooling solution on one of my graphics cards. Even older, at that time very expensive cards had very loud coolers, so the price of the card is not a guarantee to get a silent one. But it's the first time I had to remove warranty stickers from a graphics card to mount a better cooling solution on it.
I give this card 3 Stars (One star is lost for the bad cooler and the other for the idiotic warranty sticker)