When I built my computer, I looked at cards at NEWEGG and only looked at cards with ABOVE a 4-out-of-5 rating
Look at the warranties.
I have done a lot of testing very recently and strongly suggest (if money is a factor) look at the GTX 1060 if you can get by with the 3GB model. I have the 6GB model. If you are not using 4K media and do not plan on it, the 3GB version for $200 should be good for you. While it is too new for John''s criteria it is the latest and greatest so it will have a longer usable life time. I personally have had great luck with EVGA. But you better move fast at this price they probably will sell out fast.