Im building a computer and I am trying to pick between a gtx 650, or a 7770/7770 ghz ed. Would these be suitable to run a game like planetside 2, metro, or bf3 on med or high graphics. I am willing to spend a bit more money for a graphics card that will last longer, use less energy, and most importantly perform. If I can save money on a gpu without compromising my performance, I might go for that. Anything would help, thanks.
So are you saying the GTX 650 ti (I forgot to put the ti in)would be better, because at tiger direct I can get one for 110, so if it is better, I will go with that one. At the same website I can get a GTX 650 ti 2gb for 150, but for $10 more I cn get a 7850 1gb, should I go for the 7850, or the gtx with more GDDR5?
In that case the most performance for $150 is the HD 7850 1GB or a bit more for 2GB at $175 (I've also seen the GTX 660 for close to the price too). But if your resolution is less than 1080p, then you'll be fine with with the HD 7850 1GB. Whatever card you decide to go with make sure you have a quality PSU with sufficient power and cables.
Unless you were referring to the regular GTX 650 (non Ti) the cheapest 650 Ti I can find on Tiger is $139.99 after rebate and on Newegg the cheapest 650 Ti is $134.99 with no rebate.
As for a 2GB GTX 650 Ti, it's not really fast enough to use the extra memory so it's kinda pointless. There may be a very slight benefit at high resolutions but nothing that will come close to overcoming the performance gap to a 1GB 7850.