First build almost done.

A few weeks back, I posted about building a new PC. I got a lot constructive criticism and good feedback. Now, after doing some research on finding the cheapest components, I present you the final list. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. My original budget was around 1000 euros but it has gone up from that a bit. Everything should be compatible.

Usage from most to least: Composing (using a lot of VST plug-ins), gaming (Guild Wars 2, SW:ToR, Skyrim with rather high settings), basic computer stuff

Parts not required: Mouse, speakers, keyboard, external sound card

Country: Finland

Monitor Resolution: 1980x1080

OS: MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SB-Version: 88 e

MOBO: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3: 121 e

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K: 196 e

GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti OC: 202 e

HDD: WD Caviar Green 2TB Sata 6Gb/s: 111 e

SDD: OCZ Agility 3 120GB: 139 e

RAM: 8GB-Kit Corsair DDR3 PC1600 C9 Classic: 53 e

Case: CoolerMaster Storm Enforcer - black: 84 e

CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 13: 19 e

PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX600 V2, 600 Watt: 59 e

Optical Drive: LG CH10LS Blu-Ray ROM Bulk: 59 e

With shipment and such, the final price would be slightly under 1200 e. The reason I'm ordering from German is that they sell components cheaper. Of course, if there're better sites, I'd be more than happy to order from them. The Finnish site I was gonna buy from - Jimm's PC Store - increased their prices by some 20 percent at the worst so it would become unbelievably expensive to buy from there.

All I'm missing now is a decent monitor. I would like it to be around 27" or so, so I can also use it for watching movies with friends from farther away.
Is there any point of getting more RAM for music software? Does anyone have experience with that?
Also, if I can cut corners somewhere a bit it's never a bad thing.

The reason I'm going for SSD is simply for better performance with music software and the VST plug-ins and the Blu-ray reader would become handy because we don't have a player that reads them in our household.

Thanks in advance!
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  1. Looks good, but OCZ is not very reliable when it comes to SSDs. The Crucial M4 or Samsung 830 are more-so. For Music, if you are doing extreme music editing, 16GB of RAM might be justifiable. For the Monitor, try: or or
  2. Alright. Thanks for the heads-up concerning the SDD. I will check what kind of feedback OZC has gotten.

    I almost forgot, btw. I also wanted the rig to be silent and have good air flow. Do you guys think that these requirements will be met?
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