my buddy wants to order a new pc through cyber pc and i told him he would get more bang for buck if he built it. budget $1400 and only pc needed and he could probably reuse his dvd drive.He likes amd for video card and wants ssd for boot drive. Im thinkin a I7-3770k for cpu would be better then an I7-3820 that comes with cyber pc build and if possible less then $1400 WOULD BE GREAT.
you don't really need a 3770k for gaming. if you are not going to overclock you don't need the unlocked cpu and cpu cooler. added 2 7970's probaly overkill and he could do with just 1. 180GB ssd and 1TB hdd. you really wont beat that as just a gaming pc. and yes you will get double the pc building it yourself.
For a budget of $1400, this build is pretty good in Price/Performance.
For strictly gaming, there is no need for a i7 at all. For a lot less, an i5 will give you the EXACT amount of performance. The i7 is only really needed when doing heavy video editing/multi-tasking. Even when doing regular video editing and multi-tasking occasionally, the i5 still suffices.
With the build i proposed, he should be able to run almost all games at max at at least 60fps, and overclocking the 3570k should yield and extra few FPS. Of course, if he wants the most more FPS (which this is only necessary if he is gaming about 1080p, otherwise, don't do it) Drop the the motherboard down to a Extreme 4 and grab another 7970. If you really want to stay under budget though, get the Extreme 3