Gainward GTX285 2GB for my XP rig:
Found this beauty (which has seen better days) for 10€ on Kleinanzeigen (Craigslist in Krautland).
Seller pulled it from a broken machine and didn't knew if it works. Originally he wanted 10€ + shipping. But I wasn't happy because untested + broken fan. I did ask him, if he can at least check if it posts. He said he only has a laptop. Then he reduced the price to 10€ with shipping included. At that price I was willing to take the risk. 2GB variants run for around 50€ here.
Well, it works! No artifacts in 3DMark.
Told my retro buddy, that I'm looking for a watercooler now.
"I have one!"
"You did have a 285 back in the day?"
"Yeah. It broke, but I kept the cooler. You can have it."
The red PCB bothers me a bit. Will probably get one with black PCB one day.
But for now this is good enough. Like many of you I pick up whatever I can get, if it's an upgrade and the price is reasonable.