Thanks for your reply!
Case: if the budget is tight, this is a big expense. Any reasons for the R4 in particular over something cheaper?
PSU: The prices I have seen for the Fractal Design Tesla are quite high, again if the budget is tight, this is a big expense. Perhaps consider the Seasonic G450 instead?
We live in Sweden so Fractal Design seems pretty price worthy!
Motherboard: If budget is tight then a uATX board may save a small amount (plus maybe allow a smaller, cheaper case?) and don't be afraid of going for something other than a Z77. Are all of the features of the Z77 really a requirement?
Perhaps MSI B75A-G41 B75 ATX would do the job? It's much cheaper than the ASRock one I posted previously. or a MSI Z77A-G41 ATX?
CPU: Is it going to be overclocked heavily? If not, you don't need the K version.
Do you think I should pick Intel Core i5 3450 3,1Ghz instead?
CPU cooler: Is silence important? If so, the Coolermaster stock fan has received bad feedback here before. Is anything else available to you for a similar price?
Silent system is something that is nice but not totally necessary. Perhaps I should go with a Scythe Mugen III Rev.B instead? or Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev. 2 (much cheaper)?
SSD: What will the SSD be used for? If it is just for a system drive and only 1 OS is to be installed then will a 64Gb do? SSDs will continue to get cheaper, faster and more reliable so futureproofing does not apply.
We're happy with a 128gb. Will put Windows, a few programs and a game or two on it.
RAM: I'm not convinced by massive spiky heatspeaders. Heaspreaders themselves have a purpose beyond basic thermals but adding giant metal teeth just seems like it's more for visual impact rather than performance, plus it will make working in the system more difficult and may compromise other component layout. If they really were that vital to the design of RAM, all server RAM would have them. There's a certain amount of marketing going on here and just dropping down to RAM with basic heatspeaders will be better value.
I really can't find any ones that seems more price worthy than the ones I posted. Plus they are LP, low profile. http://www.inet.se/produkt/5315124/cors ... nce-lp-bla