USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: productivity (programming, Photoshop/Illustrator, research, word processing/spreadsheets), gaming (Fallout: New Vegas, Shogun: Total War 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops.), casual internet
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: N/A, Seasonic S12II 620W
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: ASUS P8Z68-V LE (Z68), i5-2300
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States
PARTS PREFERENCES: fan of EVGA, but others are fine
MONITOR RESOLUTION: dual 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This is for a new build, and it will be in the living room so noise is an issue. I'm building out the Antec Three Hundred case with additional quiet 120mm fans for maximum airflow and would prefer a GPU that is well-made with a reasonably quiet fan. I understand that the cards I'm looking at tend to run a bit warm on dual monitors, so I expect this to be an issue. Keeping noise down and cooling effectively is a higher priority than having the most powerful card or playing on maximum settings, and I don't mind recommendations for additional components to help with that.