MikeInBA, on 10 January 2013 - 19:41, said:
Ive been out of the hardware scene for a while, so im not up to speed on a few things. Back when i kept up, it was easy to tell what was the "better" gfx card because of the number. So its odd to hear that a 460GTX is better than a 650GTX.
The only option i have for an SSD is a SanDisk (sorry i dont have the model# for it, its a 128GB (its listed as having 490 MB/s Read & 350 MB/s Write if that helps)
The 650 and 77xx series of cards are mostly for HTPC.
The 7770 and 650ti can be used to play games but only the less demanding ones (the 650ti is better).
A 6950 will likely perform better than a 7770. And a 560ti will likely perform better than a 650 too.  i just checked and a 6950/560ti will indeed perform better than both the 650ti and 7770 /
If you don't have enough money you should look to buy a used card from previous generation. 6950/70 and 560 ti are still very good cards. In fact according to reviews even the old 5850 and 460 will occasionally outperform them here and there
460 and 5850 are mostly equal to 650ti and 7770
470 and 5870 are still slightly better than 650ti and 7770
6950 and 560ti are better
6970 and 570 are clearly better by a safe margin
Try to find a used 560ti or 6950 for a good price. imo buying a 7770 would be a mistake. I just sold last decembre a used 6950 xxx for 120$. Most of the people are still selling those for 150+ but if you wait you'll surely find a bargain in the 120-140$ for a used one.