Purchased this to replace a bad card in a compact case. It came with 2 extra plates, but I just used my old one. So far, it's working flawlessly. There are a few quirks/irritations (I won't call them "Cons"). Because of the configuration inside the case, the video fan was partially blocked, so I don't know if that will eventually be a problem or not. The card was usable right away without the driver install, however, whatever generic driver Win7 used would only use 64M RAM on the card and wouldn't play video until I installed the CD. I installed the CD which required a reboot, then it installed .NET...not thrilled about it. For a video card driver? I didn't pay attention to the initial driver install size, but when I went to update/install the latest version, it was a 250M download. No thank you. I'm not gaming, so the cd install was sufficient without the update.