"What ASUS' card does offer is extremely low noise when at idle. It's so quiet... you'd swear it was using a passive cooler. Still, given the cost, it almost would have been nice to see an actual passive cooler, because at least then, this card would have a very important redeeming feature.
All in all, the 9800 GT is a good card for the money, and delivers a great value. But for even better value, this particular model should be avoided. ASUS themselves offer other 9800 GT's that cost less than this (one is $109.99 after MIR at NewEgg, currently), which aside from the cooler, has almost identical specs to this one."