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Looking for a Cheap Gaming PC

Hi guys, I'm looking to get into the pc gaming world, but I'm not sure about it and I don't want to be spending too much money on a new computer. I would like a computer that would run something like left 4 dead, gmod, counter strike, and maybe even skyrim at the higher settings and at 60 fps. I would also like to run some mods to the games. I probably won't be getting newer games. My budget is around 500$
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    This should be a pretty good build for you :

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1s5Nb
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1s5Nb/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1s5Nb/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($165.38 @ Newegg)
    Case: Silverstone Redline Series RL04B ATX Mid Tower Case ($32.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: OCZ Fatal1ty 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.50 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $526.81
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-14 22:47 EDT-0400)
  2. +1 to the guy above me. Fantastic build, however if you can squeeze it, try to go for a Seasonic or XFX PSU. But the OCZ Fatality isn't that bad.
  3. I picked OCZ cause right now they got crazy deals on all of their PSUs, like 60% promo...
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