Any reason you bought a 5400 rpm hdd and a 7200 rpm hdd? Doesn't seem to make sense to me. If anything, you could have gotten rid of the 5400 and gotten yourself a non-k 4460. That, or you could have bought a 256 gb ssd like the mushkin reactor for a cheaper price.
Congrats on the new build. Here are a few things I would've done differently:
With the first 2 you'd be up $229. Take away $10 for the upgraded PSU ($219), then add the $198 you spent on that 960 and you'd have $417, enough for a top of the line 970! or thrown in an extra $100 for a 980!
That's just me though. It appears some of the parts may have been re-purposed but you've provided little background.
I see that link is referring to the article from Blackblaze which is a bunch of BS... please educate yourself with the following link before bashing a product you likely don't own: http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/6028/dispelling-backblaze-s-hdd-reliability-myth-the-real-story-covered/index.html
That's like taking a civic to tow a trailer... not the tool for the job.
(I own both a WD 1TB and a Seagate 3TB... the only difference? My Seagate has 3 times the capacity)
You would choose an SSD over a GTX 970 in this scenario?
True enough, it's definitely worth the extra few bucks to have both the SSD and 970 in that scenario.
I like how this person purchased the red pack of G.Skill 8GB DDR3-1600 and then shows on the parts list that the person has the G.Skill Ares DDR3-1600, blue as well. Another thing is that the image only shows a single channel of red G.Skill Ripjaws, and not blue. Nice fake build ya got there. (Insert salty reply here)