Best gaming pc under $800

I'm gonna be selling my old pc & want to start building my own gaming rig instead of buying them from a retail store, but my budget is $800 not including monitors, keyboard, mouse etc

I plan to overclock it next year and keep upgrading it one by one when i have the money for it probably making it around a $2000 pc but for now just under the $800 mark.

Also i forgot to mention i own a Case already:COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Can you guys help me with all the best parts i can use for building my gaming pc with a $800 budget.
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    So, IMO your PC needs to meet those things:

    - Good, reliable motherboard for OC-ing, also support SLI/CrossfireX properly. Full support for usb3/sata3.
    - Big PSU to handle a xfire/sli in the future.
    - Big case to put in all your stuffs in the future.


    I think this build would be great, and JUSSST under 800$ mark:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $799.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-22 00:29 EDT-0400)
  2. Thank you this build looks great! :)
  3. I forgot to mention i already have a case, and im kinda new to building pcs. So is this a good case to have, cause i currently own this one. COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case. Is it big enough to fit all of the items you listed?
  4. Great quality, but its depth is not enough to fit in a HD7950 ( 270mm in length while the case allow 267mm or less only ).
  5. So do you recommend i get a new case? Or just use this for now and get another later?
  6. Actually i'll just get the case you said. Thanks :)
  7. Yea just get that Thermaltake case. Your CM Storm Scout lacks some features like cable management and usb3.0 ports anyway.

    And remember to pick the best answer when things got solved :bounce:
  8. Good answer, thermatake case is no need introduction, their case have been good a long time ago. not to say cooler master case is crap, but their budget case mostly are flimsy. Commander sure is best budget case in term aesthetic, quality, price and cooling performance.
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