Brand new system, need a graphics card, between GTX 650 and HD 7750

I followed the how to ask for help guide so here are all the specs and stuff:

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within the next 2 weeks
BUDGET RANGE: Before/After Rebates: $75-$120/$50-$100

(I'm listing almost all the hardcore games from my steam library. I know the card in this range won't be able to run a lot of these, but I hope OC'ing will be able to help that. So, I just want to be able to run a majority of these games. Just Cause 2 is an extreme plus!)
Alpha Protocol
Anno 2070
Assassin's Creed Revelations
Batman: Arkham City
Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor
Crusader Kings II
Deus Ex: GOTY Edition
Deus Ex: Invisible War
E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy
Fable - The Lost Chapters
Far Cry 1 & 2
Hitman: Blood Money, Codename 47, and 2: Silent Assassin
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Just Cause 2
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Legend of Grimrock
Mount and Blade
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, SHIFT, Undercover
Portal 2
Rayman Origins
Saints Row: The Third
Sid Meier's Civilization V
Sonic Generations
Total War: SHOGUN 2
Torchlight I, and II
Universe Sandbox
Tropico 3
The Witcher: Enhanced Edition
The Witcher 2: AoK Enhanced Edition

Home Theater: for high def movies eventually

New build so no current GPU, Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

CPU: AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX
MoBo: ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg is really the only thing I use, but I am open to other websites.

PARTS PREFERENCES: I don't have any preference.


MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080,

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I need it to last a long time, and I want it to be able to play almost every game up above. If I can't get a graphics card that can play most of those games above for less than 120 I might be able to go up a bit, but not much. I've researched the best cards around that price and it seems like a GeForce GTX 650 or a Radeon HD 7750 will be the best choice. Unless there is some other card I should choose to be able to run those games, what I'm having trouble choosing now is what brand. I do want to be able to overclock, but really only if I can't run most of the games on my list above.

So to reiterate, I would like a card under $120, unless it won't run a single game above. I think I've narrowed it down to a GTX 650 and a Radeon HD 7750, but now I need to choose a brand that will last and be able to be overclocked (if necessary). I want it to be able to last and to also have a good warranty and good customer service. I do not have money for a case currently, but I will be choosing one after I get the graphics card. Thank you in advance for all your help.
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  1. id go with a radeon 7770. its about $120 and will play all those games at upto 1080p with high settings for 2-3 years
  2. That's not possible imo because nobody can see into the future.Two years from now games will be different more demanding no doubt.If i was you i think about saving a little more money and getting a 7850.
  3. So I won't be able to run many of those games on a 650 or 7750?
  4. What your monitor res?
  5. 1600x900
  6. But I don't have to run games at that res, I'd be fine at a lower res
  7. You could run all those games at that res on low or mid settings with a 7770 or 650 no worries!
  8. Thank you guys for all the help! I hadn't heard of that website before and that helped a lot too. I guess I'll just wait a little longer and get the 7770. But still on that topic, how do I choose what brand to get? EVGA, HIS, Sapphire, etc.?
  9. Well Sapphire /Asus/Gigabyte/Msi.
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