Building my first PC & it'll be a gaming one

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I don't really want to spend more than £700.

My desired specs:
I want at least 4Gb of RAM
2 HDDs
i5 3GHz Sandybridge processor
A good video card

Oh and I don't want a huge tower.. and I'd like it to be as quiet as possible.. No OC required...

Could someone tell me how I'm doing so far with these parts:
Processor
Intel Core i5 2500 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor


Memory
Corsair Vengeance 4GB 1600MHz C8 Memory

Graphics card
OcUK GeForce GTX 460 OC 1024MB GDDR5

HDD
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 32MB Cache
&
Western Digital Blue 500GB SATA 6Gb/s

PSU
OCZ ZS Series 650W PSU
 
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should give you an idea of a starting point, before ordering check out the "this week only" offers for cheaper options.

realise you said no oc required, but the K version is within budget, and may be useful at a later date to get more out of the system, plenty of people around to help talk you through it if needed :).

Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail with FREE TrackMania 2 Canyon PC Game £167.99 (£139.99)

Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 6850 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card with FREE DIRT3 & Deus Ex PC Games £119.99 (£99.99)

Asrock Z68 PRO3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard £99.98 (£83.32)

Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 650W V2 High Performance '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply (CMPSU-650TXV2UK) £62.99 (£52.49)

Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (CML8GX3M2A1600C9) £59.99 (£49.99)

Antec 300 Three Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case - Black £49.99 (£41.66)

Seagate Barracuda 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (ST1000DL002) £44.99 (£37.49)

Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD502HJ) £33.98 (£28.32)

Gelid Tranquillo CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940/AM2/AM2+/AM3/LGA775/LGA1155/LGA1156/LGA1366) £22.98 (£19.15)

LG GH22NS70 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM £16.99 (£14.16)

Sub Total : £566.56
Shipping : £12.50
VAT : £115.81
Total : £694.87
 
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thanks for the heads ^ on that .. im still considering my options .. but that has helped .. much appreciated ..
 
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