First Custom PC under $250. How did I do?

Hello to everyone at Tom's Hardware, For a couple of years I always wanted to make a custom pc that can be used for gaming. I could not wait any longer and made it before Christmas of 2012. On this custom pc, I do play lots of games but I don't have the need to play everything at the highest resolution. Some of the games off the top of head are Borderlands 2 ,Dead Rising 2: Off The Record, Metro 2033, Saints Row 3, CS:GO to name a few. But like in the title says, How did I do for my first custom pc?
P.S I already owned an old SSD and HDD along with all the peripherals so I did not include them. Got the Video Card for about $5.00 cheaper on Amazon and the Case I bought about $10 cheaper but still from Newegg.

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CPU: Intel Celeron G540 2.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI H61M-E33/W8 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($22.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GT 630 1GB Video Card ($53.57 @ Newegg)
Case: Sentey CS3-3340 TAC2.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $254.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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  1. The PSU is questionable. Usually Coolermaster is a NO-NO for PSU's
  2. Should have done more research on psu's then. That was the only thing that I did not check out to compare as much as the other components.
  3. You only need like 300w for this system. If you come close to the 500w cap on that PSU it will likely fail.

    A Corsair cx430 would have been the optimal choice.
  4. I will keep that in mind when if I change out the components which will not be for awhile. Thanks for your input on PSUs
  5. http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eXtreme-Power-Plus-500-W-Power-Supply-Review/728/10

    This is a review of your PSU. It doesn't seem as bad as some of the Coolermaster PSU's but isn't recommended and I would still recommend you replace it with one from Antec, XFX, Seasonic, Corsair.

    How well does this system run these games? A gt630 isn't a gaming video card by any means at all and I'm curious as to if it can run these games.
  6. I will let you know in the next couple of days. Have not really done benchmarks or what not. All I know is that I am gaming better than my laptop that I have for about 4 months.
    My specs to my laptop
    ASUS U47A-BGR4

    CPU: Core i7-2640m
    GPU: Intel Hd 3000 Integrated Graphics
    RAM: 8 Gigs at 1333mhz
    Screen Resolution: 1366 x 768

    Coming from that laptop. Gaming at least for me is better. I probably keep using my laptop for my college work, video editing, and Game emulators.
  7. CPU: Intel Pentium G645 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($49.99 @ Microcenter) *Pickup only.
    Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($21.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 6770 1GB Video Card ($77.86 @ Newegg)
    Case: DIYPC DIY-5823 B/S (Black/Silver) ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $249.80
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