This is my first ever computer build and I will be using it for college work (word etc) basic internet browsing, some movie watching and ripping and of course gaming. so my question is does this combo all work and are there recommendations (I cant get any more expensive). If you think there are better brands or anything please let me know.
(would a 5770 Radeon card do that much worse? just looking at budget and the cheaper option seems intriguing if i can still play games decently...(was used to an old dell laptop so anything is an improvement i guess)
The 5770 will play games on that monitor with high settings, but you will find some games have to have medium setting to run well.
However, "eventually add another video card" does not work. At best, you get a 6 month window to purchase another card before they all disappear or become too expensive or a new card comes along that is twice as fast for the same price.