[quotemsg=16555588,0,1704233]it depends if you consider killing a fly with a RPG-7 Rocket launcher an overkill or not [/quotemsg]
I would consider that the Right Thing To Do. Those things are pesky.
To the OP: Yes it is somewhat, The 6GB of VRAM should be a dead giveaway on that front. A 970 is a fine card for 1080p and even 1440p, so If you wanted to save, I'd get that.