500 dollar gaming pc

Noob to pc's here, would like some help with a 500 dollar build. Mostly for diablo 3, maybe crisis, minecraft, possibly battlefield. Purchase: next couple of months. May be able to get os free, monitor,etc not needed. Thanks for any suggestions.
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G2020 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($64.93 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $456.84
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-24 20:41 EDT-0400)

    if you can stecth more to 600

    you will get amd fx6200 and GTX 660 :)
  2. ^thanks dude! Question, would it be better for me to cut down on the hard drive, say to 500gb instead of a tb and try to get a little bit better cpu, or is this build all around good for my needs?
  3. yes you can cut the hdd but not by much, 500GB is only 15 bucks less
    while the next level CPU are core i3 3220 $110 and amd fx 6300 $130
  4. fx 6300 is better for gaming as many games now recommend a quad core cpu
  5. Ill try to add money and get a better cpu then, thanks for helping.
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