I'm building my nephew a budget gaming PC in order to play some games. He's mostly into flight sims, but would like to play other games also. He also needs to be able to do his homework on the PC, a given I know. He's 13, so he has a lot of homework coming up in the next few years. I need most everything and haven't built a PC since 2013. I know basically nothing at this point. Budget $600-$800 and we may or may not need a monitor. It'd be great to fit one into the $800, but I'm not hopeful. Anyway, I'll update the questions. 1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Gaming, browsing. Flight SIMS. 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? Topping out at $800 after tax and shipping and hoping to include a monitor. 3) Which country do you live in? If the U.S, please tell us the state and city if possible. Minneapolis, MN. I can get to MicroCenter in 15 minutes. I also can order online anywhere. 4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? CPU, RAM, case, etc. The word "Everything" is not a valid answer. Please list out all the parts you'll need. Why isn't everything acceptable? CPU, preferably one that comes with its own HSF unless a good aftermarket one fits the budget, RAM, GPU, MOBO, case, OS, Hard drive, hoping SSD. Monitor. PSU, Blu Ray Burner. 5) If reusing any parts, what parts will you be reusing? Please be especially specific about the power supply. List make and model. Keyboard, mouse, maybe an old monitor if a new one doesn't fit the budget. 6) Will you be overclocking? If the chip OC's easily and stably. I won't be pushing boundaries. 7) What is the max resolution of your monitor? What size is it? I don't know yet. If within the budget, I'm sure it'll be low end. 8) When do you plan on building/buying the PC? I need to put this together this week or next. His birthday is March 1st, and his mom would like it in hand by the 10th at the latest. I'll likely start purchasing today and/or tomorrow. I could go to Microcenter tomorrow. 9) What features do you need in a motherboard? RAID? Firewire? Crossfire or SLI support? USB 3.0? SATA 6Gb/s? eSATA? Onboard video (as a backup or main GPU)? UEFI? etc. Whatever is suggested. Onboard audio for sure. 10) Do you already have a legit and reusable/transferable OS key/license? If yes, what OS? Is it 32bit or 64bit? I need an OS. My sister-in-law has just sprung this on me right now, so I haven't researched at all. Both PC's you guys have helped me build 4 and 5 years ago are still working perfectly. If there is an OEM system to buy that is good enough within the budget, I'd be fine with that also. As I said, no research was done. I trust you folks. Thanks for your time.