This graphics card is fantastic. Initially it was around £500 to buy, when i bought it, and was the best card available. It is several years old now and although updated versions of the card are available this one still holds it own against a vast number of other cards. When combined with a decent sound card e.g. Creative's X-fi sound card and a decent monitor with under 8ms refresh rate the gaming experience you can enjoy is superb.
A game like Battlefield 2142 can be played in superb quality with the 512mb procesing power of the card easily being able to cope with the game.
The drawbacks of this card are that it takes up two PCI slots on the motherboard. It doesn't actually use two it is just so big, with the in built fan it blocks access to it.
Overall a fantastic graphics card which when it was released was the best card on the market. With the new 8800 series 768 mb cards it is a little outdated but with few, if any, games making full use of a 768 mb card this one is a brilliant level to get good results from.
There are cheaper versions of the Nvidia series cards available and indeed some of the 8800 series cards are cheaper than this one. it just go's to show you get what you pay for and with technology you definately do.