$600 gaming PC looking for opinions

I'm just starting out. This will be my first build and I was wondering what would be the best $600 budget gaming build that did not include Software, keyboard, mouse or moniter. Of course a build less then $600 works as well. I'm just trying to get some ideas of what people would go with on such a limited budget. I'm looking to play steam games and minecraft at meduim quality and possible 1080p resolution (720p is ok) and get 40-60 fps (not sure if this is doable at said budget). Any help would be much appreciated. I dont want to start any fights between whats better or worse just looking for ideas. thanks in advance.
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  1. This would be my suggestion. Pretty solid build.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($90.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.20 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.39 @ Amazon)
    Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I ID ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($63.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $602.51
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-04 14:51 EDT-0400)
  2. I'd go with this, but I really, REALLY recommend upgrading to a $700 budget and buying a 7870XT.
    That being said, "looking to play steam games" is not helpful at all - some steam games can be maxxed out on a 6-year old video card, and some give a GTX 680 a run for its money.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($51.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($184.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill REDBONE U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($30.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $609.49
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-04 14:59 EDT-0400)
  3. FX6300 OC can get pretty close to an i5 and has a arguably better upgrade path
    mb is good for OC too

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($132.49 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.39 @ Amazon)
    Case: Rosewill REDBONE U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $599.80
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-04 15:19 EDT-0400)
  4. thanks guys

    would anybody else like to help me out
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