I am building my first computer, and have made my parts selection. I am nervous that these parts aren't all compatible or aren't really what I am looking for. My budget has a cap of $1300, with these parts coming just under the maximum. The computer will be used for gaming, watching videos, some everyday use, and some audio (MIDI) recording.
Tower-RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 500W Power Supply
RAM-CORSAIR DOMINATOR 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMP16GX3M2A1600C10
MOBO-ASRock Z77 Extreme3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Hard Drive-Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - OEM
Optical drive-ASUS DVD Burner 24X Black SATA Model DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS
First off - NEVER EVER purchase a Raidmax case, they are among the worst vendors you could buy from. And that power supply that's supplied with that case will be disastrous. Second, the Dominator is ridiculously overpriced. You could do this for less: