Need help...Gaming PC under $500!

Hi guys, this is my first time building pc and my budget is only $500 for the meantime. I want to ask if this build is good enough to run games in high settings like dota 2 or steam games. My budget doesn't includes monitor, keyboard and mouse. I'm from Jacksonville, FL and I've never assembled a computer before.

This is the list of the stuffs I will buy:

*MSI H61M-P31/W8 LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS ($
*G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL ($
*LOGISYS Computer PS550E12 550W ATX12V Power Supply ($
*ASUS GTX650TI-OC-2GD5 GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card (
*Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive 89.99 *Cooler Master Elite 430 - Mid Tower Computer Case with Windowed Side Panel and All-Black Interior (49.99

total = $444.44. My budget is $400-$500

Overclocking : Maybe
SLI or Crossfire : Maybe
Monitor Resolution : 1280 x 1024
I would really like to have a quiet PC and to play mmorpg games and Dota 2.
I'm using laptop and can't play anything on it, so I thought that I would build my own.
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  1. please fill this form with enough info so we can help better suggesting build for you

    Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better)

    Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) Before / After Rebates; Before / After Shipping

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

    Are you buying a monitor: Yes / No

    Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**

    Do you need to buy OS: Yes / No
    Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

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    Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to upgrade to Intel CPU)

    Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe

    SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe

    Your Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200 or if you're upgrading please state what you'd want to get)

    Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC. Please also list specific software or games you're using)

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  2. I want to know if this build can run games in mid-settings like dota 2 or LoL(league of legends).
  3. Best answer
    here it is

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ PCM)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.94 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GTS (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $464.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-16 22:37 EST-0500)
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