Looking for $500-600 gaming pc build

Hi, Im am 17 years old and trying to get into building a gaming pc. I have no experience or background knowledge of the compatibility of parts. I have done a little bit of research on building a pc but i could use some help getting a list of good parts for my needs. (preferably I usually use my laptop until it overheats so i'm looking for a build that minimally overheat at all. Im looking to build a pc for the following games and activities:
Maple story
Gun bound
Skype chatting
watching movies
typing essays for school

I am not a heavy gamer so i don't need a very strong build but one that could handle these games with no problem. I do not wish to over clock. I want windows 7 as my operating system. i do not have a monitor, keyboard, or mouse. Could someone give me a solid list of parts you would highly recommend? I will not be recording or be making videos. Just homework, video chatting and light gaming.

Hoping for positive advice! help a rookie out ^^ thanks in advance if you respond to my post. P.s. i live in the USA.
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    here is what you get for $604
    LED 23" full HD
    AMD quad core low end
    7790 1GB DDR5
    2x 4GB DDR3
    keyboard and mouse
    good PSU

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($77.00 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($59.98 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.75 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill RANGER-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Monitor: Gateway FHX2303LAbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($13.49 @ B&H)
    Total: $604.15
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-03 07:46 EST-0500)
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