Happy New Year! When it comes to being a position of great importance, it is easy to think being the first in command is the most desirable job. However, I would like to propose today that, while being at the top does have its perks and benefits, being second-to-one may actually be better than being second-to-none in many ways. For example, in US politics, it seems to me that no matter who the President is, or what he does, at least half the country will disagree with him; and in this endless cycle of vote-and-regret, the President gets blamed for pretty much everything that goes wrong. Recession? Blame Obama. ISIS? Blame Obama. Ebola? Blame Obama. Hurricanes? Blame Obama. The list goes on. While I am not here to debate the merits of President Obama, or are even remotely interested in debating US politics (I am not even American), the point I am trying to get across today is, the President gets blamed for everything, whether it is within his control or not, while nobody really cares about the Vice President. As such, I personally think it is much better to be the Vice President than the President. You still get more power than you would ever need, important enough to make a difference, yet you can slip under the blame-radar of most people if anything goes wrong. Simply put, the price for being the President of the United States is exponentially higher than being the Vice President. Similarly, the price you pay to buy the fastest video card in the market is usually quite high. But if you are willing to sacrifice 10-15% of the performance and go for the second best, how much money can you save? For about 40% less cash than the GTX 980, the Gigabyte G1 Gaming GeForce GTX 970 4GB promises to deliver near-flagship performance at a fraction of the cost. Combined with Gigabyte's factory overclock, WindForce 3X cooler, and Ultra Durable components, have we found a good Vice President of video cards today? We have one in for nomination here at APH Networks.