Hey, This is going to be my first build and im on a strict budget. Ideally this system can run modern games at 1080 with high settings. I've done some research and managed to select some parts myself but im unsure if its the best bang for the buck and whatnot.
Approximate Purchase Date: This week
Budget Range: $450
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, web design, surfing the internet
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, DVD drive.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca
Country of Origin: Canada
Parts Preferences: None
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: Ideally i want to run modern games on high settings in 1920x1080 resolutions. (Crysis 2, BC2, Starcraft 2) Being future proof isn't really a top concern.
Seeing your spec I'm not really sure it is in $450 range. Whatever, perhaps you should upgrade your PSU to at least 500W if you're planning a quad core processor. HD 5770 is a good choice for 1080p though I prefer a GTX 460 768MB version.
Overall, I think that's a good spec.