I did a day's worth of research into this and with the help of the sales guy at my local audio store I put together this setup. I'm on a budget and frankly this is already pushing it. The setup is meant for a smallish apartment for a wide range of genres. I should also point out that I'm from a small European country, which means that some brands are not accessible to me. Which means, if you suggest alternatives, less obscure is probably better.
HP Windows 8 laptop + FLAC library
Arcam irDAC connected through USB
2x Guru Junior
So, tell me: how bad did I do?