The build quality and ability to overclock for all of these cards is above average. The cooling ability combined with low noise operation is another big advantage for all of these cards. Asus offers a very good warranty, and the included bundles are decent (though not necessarily outstanding). The prices for these cards is above that of reference boards, but I do believe the unique designs and better cooling performance set these well apart from reference cards. They are certainly worth the extra price."
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips