Audio/Light Gaming Build

Hi, I am currently in the process of building a new PC that will primarily be used for Audio recording/editing and secondary usage will be for light gaming (at no more than 720p - 1360x768). Any advice/recommendations would be appreciated.

Note: I do not live in the US so prices are very different, although by budget for this PC is around $860 (Low Budget due to audio equipment costs) @ the following store:

CPU: Intel i5-3470
RAM: GEIL Blackdragon 2x4Gb 1333MHz *
GFX: nVidia Geforce GTX550Ti
PSU: Corsair CX500 *
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus *
Optical Device: Liteon DVD Writer
Motherboard: MSI H77MA-G43 *
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1Tb
SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 120Gb

1. RAM: Super cheap that's why I went for the GEIL vs other brands. Will it perform?
2. PSU: Will 500W be enough? I know this is a budget PSU..that's why I've considered it :P
3. Case: Any objections?
4. Motherboard: No Overclocking of any parts will be done.

Any tips/advice will be much appreciated :)
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    You look all set, that is nice choice of parts. One notice though, lite-on is not reliable opt. drive may die on you (judging by what other people on this forum written)
  2. Thanks butremor,

    I chose the liteon because I've had liteon's in the last 3 PC's I've had with no problems whatsoever (I burn looootsa dvd's for my home theatre collection). Whereas my samsung's have burnt out twice. Guess it's just a good batch/bad batch thing perhaps?

    I've heard some of the ASUS stuff is actually manufactured by liteon...

    Any other suggestions? :)
  3. I would've told samsung, but , heh ...
    Actually i have samsung writemaster myselef, but i don't sue it that often and it's still working 6 years in two months =)
    But here's link, on the side panel there's lot of options, may choose something for your liking
  4. Lol perhaps Samsung and Liteon have an guys get the good samsung stuff and we get the first grade liteon products :P

    Your help is much appreciated butremor I just needed someone to give me the go ahead :) Placing my order now. Ciao :)
  5. Best answer selected by songoku619.
  6. UPDATE: Just to let you know I ended up buying the Samsung writemaster in the end coz the supplier was "out of stock: xD aswell as my cheapie Geil Ram..No wonder it was on special, swapped it out for Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz :)
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