Yep, I did it. Found a new sealed ASUS GTX 970 DirectCU Mini gathering dust (literally) at a local computer shop. It had the usual over-inflated price tag on it (well over $300) but I negotiated the owner down to $185 reminding him it was last gen what its performance compares to now. I figure for something that's about like an RX 470/570 that's an OK price. Its a great little card for DX11 games (which are about all I own). Paired it with an i5-4690k @ 4.5 Ghz, 16GB of DDR3 2400 RAM and a 1920x1200 monitor and the performance is very nice. I'm most surprised at how quiet it is being a mini ITX card with one 90mm fan. I barely hear it ramp up while gaming. Got a nice backplate too. Plus there is not an iota of coil whine or buzz which is something I can't say for my other two PCs with a GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 6GB. They're not terrible, but definitely have it at times. So yeah, nice little purchase for something I would have never really considered this long after its release and the whole 3.5/.5 GB VRAM thing (which doesn't seem to be an issue for me). Just an impulse buy. Nothing important here - just happy with my little find. How many of you guys are still using a GTX 970?