As someone that has had very little experience with upgrading computers, I'm over the moon with this buy. Previously all I've done is add a capture card and added a bit of RAM into a laptop.
Easy installation, uninstall old drivers, plop in new card, install & you're done. The process took 25 mins tops.
As for the card it drawfs my old GeForce GT 440. With its dual cooling fans it runs around 30C on mid-idle working & around 40C so far after 2 hours of Skyrim, which it will play without breaking a sweat.
It promises 27db under full load, and delivers, very quiet, I can't tell the difference between this and the tiny single fan of the GT440.
It does take up two slots, so careful if you're running out of space. It requires just one 6 pin power cable which is a positive point, requiring less power & it comes with a Molex to 6 pin adapter if your PSU doesn't have a 6 pin cable like mine didn't.
Overall very good quality, very cool, very quiet & it'll run Skyrim, Battlefield 3, Crysis & most top games on ultra without a problem.