The only things that I think may have been mistakes are the CPU and RAM. Many of the reviews say the the ram runs hot and needs active cooling, especially if it is going to be OC'ed. I'm not to worried about the timing as from what I've read there is little performance boost between 4-4-4-12 and 5-5-5-15 timing when it comes to high res gaming and some have said that it will run stable at 4-4-4-12. So I don't think it is a big deal, at least not enough to warrant being upset about buying it. I'm afraid that the CPU will be too much of a bottleneck, even if it is only is for a few months. As you said, the rest of the stuff is just more expensive, at worst they will perform as well as the other parts if not better.