Originally Posted by Pilpup4
It wouldn't be hardcore gaming I'm about in the middle manly modded minecraft, skyrim, far cry 3 those sorts of games I just want something that can run these games at decent frames for a max of $500 AUD
For 500 AUD maximum you will only get a good entry level laptop computer. Just look for a good brand , namely Toshiba, HP or Asus and buy one which offers you the most RAM and hard disk capacity, with Intel processor ,(in the screen size you want), for the money you have. There are always superseded models being sold off cheaply so with that budget you are best picking up one of these.