This is an update from my original build. I have had to wait to make time and money to put it together in such a way where there are no borrowed parts.. This is complete for now, until the games I want to play need more power. I'm very sure it will serve me well for years to come and I will continue to upgrade when it needs it. Please comment and read my reviews on the parts I used :)! Please also remember I am relatively new to all of this, and this is my first "complete" build.
A few weeks of use and the auto-overclock held up with my system pushing 4.3Ghz cpu. The blue color looks pretty with my already blue themed parts and lights. No issues with these and they come with yet another net sticker to plaster on your case. Heat spreaders are on there nice and tight. You will not have issues with them wiggling unless you get fluke parts, or you mistreat your equipment.
I bought this card from a good friend who had it in a working system for a long time, and I have to say I am not disappointed whatsoever. It was a fantastic upgrade from the previous card I had in there before. Everything about it is sturdy. The plastic cover, fan blades, chipset and heat distributors are not going anywhere at all. This card vents heat out of it's own cut out spaces in the rear (where the video inputs are) which helps immensely with overall system air movement. It is a long card though, so if you intend to use it in a build pay attention to the available space your tower has. I would suggest having an intake fan on the side of your case if you use one of these as well, as it's length will make it suck up the air from the front fans and cut it off from the top of the case.. Games are nothing to this card.. Get one, and save your money by not getting the new overpriced stuff. This card can handle all games I play on ultra high HD and it wont slow down a fraction of second at full load (which I have yet to find).