Need help with a budget gaming PC, budget = $500 CAD

Hi,
I have a strict budget of $550 ALL IN, was wondering what the best budget gaming PC build would be for no more than $500 CAD (assuming my taxes + shipping will be give or take approx $50).. I play NBA 2k13, SimCity, SC2.

I already have a Mid Tower (no PSU), Mouse and Monitor (using my 47" LG LED TV, assume a resolution of 1920x1080 I guess?)

Thanks,
KC
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  2. And you get 3 or 4 free game with this.

    Assuming you got a dvd rw somewhere.
  3. I was thinking a Intel build instead, what do you think of below?

    CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($62.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.82 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Toshiba 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($39.15 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $444.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-28 11:39 EDT-0400)
  4. This would be good as well. It depend what sort of upgrade potential you would like. My build has crossfire possibility and the motherboard is much better.

    Yours is much cheaper tho!

    Good luck i am sure you will make a wise decision:)
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