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Nvidia GTX 650 VS. AMD Radeon 7770 for my PC, aswell as help choosing a Headset!

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May 3, 2014 7:01:41 AM

Here is the PC I am going to be buying.
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/cyberpowerpc-cyb...
It comes with the GTX 650 (2 gb, NOT TI.) I found another pc that is more expensive, has all the same specs but provides 600 watts instead of 350, and also comes with the AMD Radeon 7770.

I was wondering if someone could analyze both the graphics cards for me and tell me if it's worth the hassle and extra cost for the AMD Radeon 7770 if I want to play the following games:

-League of Legends
-Counter strike: GO
-Garry's Mod
-Minecraft
-Other future single player games (Assasins Creed, etc.)

So does the 2GB on the nvidia card aswell as the physx make it better than the AMD, or does AMD trump the nvidia for the games i mentioned?

Second part of my thread; Headset.
Since im buying a PC just now, I dont really have the cash atm for a headset. I have around $25 to spend, a little over but preferably under. I found the following 2 headsets and would like to know if anyone knows if they are durable, and will last me a long time (Mic and sound quality is important, too, but i dont wanna have to buy another after like 4 months...)

First headset:
http://www.amazon.com/Sades-Stereo-Headset-Headband-Not...

Second Headset: http://www.amazon.com/Generic-Comfortable-Headphone-Mic...

OR, if anyone else can find another headset that is under around 25 dollars and has a good build quality with okay mic and headset, i would really appreciate it.

Thanks a lot to anyone that can help me! I really would appreciate help because I'm not very good with this stuff :p 
May 3, 2014 7:12:03 AM

This will give a picture of what to look at. Don't the BS of 2GB on low end cards, they wont even be able to use it! You first need a higher end GPU to be necessary to use those 2GB. While the HD 7770 is marginally better, still it can be overclocked to open up the gap and has some advantages as Mantle. Also the 600w PSU will end up being a better idea than a 350w for a gaming machine.

Edit: Added video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT8iIObGEn4
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May 3, 2014 7:25:27 AM

Yeah i heard the 2gb wont help for some GPU's, but since I don't know exactly what that is, I was wondering; Is my GPU good enough to make a differance with those 2gbs? Also, doesnt PhysX help close the gap?

I saw those Headsets but they're kinda outta my budget... Will the ones I posted last a while? I don't really care too much about mic / sound quality... But the headsets you showed, How long (On average) do you think they willl last? I saw a video of them, and they seemed so flimsy because the headset pieces rotate up to 180 degrees... Is there any way to lock them into place?

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May 3, 2014 7:31:46 AM

The headsets will last as long as they are taken care of and my experience is that you have to be careful pulling on the cables. PhysX will not make any performance difference just enhanced visuals in the few games that support it. The GTX650 will run out of processing power to create FPS before running out of Vram with 1GB installed.
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May 3, 2014 7:40:47 AM

So for the games I listed, do you guys think buying another PC with the AMD Graphics card is worth the extra $60?
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May 3, 2014 7:45:53 AM

Yes it is because of the increased PSU size if quality PSU!
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May 3, 2014 2:23:01 PM

Okay, but now about the headsets... Are they viable to use, and i mean how long do you guys think they will last me? are they good, or are they other cheap headsets around the same price that are better?
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May 3, 2014 3:33:22 PM

They look OK and as I said the will last if you are careful with them.
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May 3, 2014 4:03:03 PM

alright thanks but how long do you think they might last if i take reallyyyy good care of them? because im always really careful with this type of stuff :p  Also, which headset do you think is better? Is Sades a good company? if it is, that means they're probably higher quality, if im not wrong?
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May 3, 2014 7:11:22 PM

I know neither company so i can not really tell, on how long they last it is the same thing I have seen a $80 headset break prematurely in a few months and a $30 last 3 years, now I use only wireless from Sony that cost $100+ and I am talking 4 sets in the household.
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