Clearly it's older tech, and it'll be a hot power hog, but I don't see how you can beat the price/performance ratio here. I don't see many other viable nVidia options between $200-300, considering that just about all of red's models beat up on green (until the 670, I suppose, which I've heard still has driver issues - and is a bit out of my price range). Saving some money while still getting roughly the performance of a 570 seems like the clear choice to me.
What do you think?
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Friday, 9/14
BUDGET RANGE: $250
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: XFX GTS 250; Antec Earthwatts EA750
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: i5 2500k, ASRock Z77 Extreme4
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg
PARTS PREFERENCES: nVidia. I've had an unnatural aversion to ATi cards ever since a bad experience with an x1950, and I've had various driver issues with later models. I could buy ATi given enough positive input.