Been looking for a solid Used GPU and the GTX 970s are a bit over my $200 budget, However I have come across the GTX 690 and the average price seems to be about $175.
Will this card last me two years and still manage to keep up with AAA games @1080?
The 690 was a powerhog, over-heating monster that was awesome when paired with a game that actually used its abilities, in a pc that could handle its physical characteristics and quirks. Other than that, it was temperamental at best and gave some ppl fits. On the spec sheet, the 690 was great, in reality it was really a toss up, overall the 970 is quite superior, more solid, more stable and a whole lot less hassle. A card like a 980 would be a better choice, stay on the lookout for those too.