Advice on €625 (-ish) medium gaming system

I almost feel reluctant to ask, since I've done so earlier, but times have changed making all the earlier advice more or less obsolete.
Using the template, here's some basic info:

Approximate Purchase Date: Next 6 weeks
Budget Range: €625 (no rebates where I buy)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming (flightsimulators, fps), modest video editing, internet and office stuff
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)
Preferred Website for Parts: www.alternate.nl (it's dutch, but I'm sure you'll make do)
Country of Origin: The Netherlands
Parts Preferences: thinking of sandy bridge i5 and nvidia GTX460 1Gb. Not bound to the latter tough, maybe radeon 5770 will do the job just as well.
Overclocking: Maybe, but probably not. Reluctance to do so caused by lack of knowledge. I'm no risk-taker.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, but probably not. Simply because it will put too much of a dent in my budget
Monitor Resolution: Preferably 1920x1080, monitor not yet bought, but inclining to 23" HD.
Additional Comments: I like basic, but appreciate decent quality.


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Selected parts as a starting point, I’d appreciate advice on smarter buys or on ways to keep some money in my pocket while not sacrificing on quality/performance too much. Dutch translation of english part-name included. So Motherboard (moederbord) etc. Should help a bit on the website. Current selection brings me to €650, but there's room in memory and case selection to lower that. PSU is hardest to choose.

GPU (grafische kaarten)
GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI
http://www.alternate.nl/html/pcbuilder/productDetail.html?searchClass=graphicscardPCIe&artno=JCXYF7&cn=1&tn=BUILDERS

Intel® Core™ i5-2400
http://www.alternate.nl/html/pcbuilder/productDetail.html?searchClass=cpu&artno=HR5I01&cn=1&tn=BUILDERS

PSU (Voeding)
be quiet! Pure Power BQT L7 530W
http://www.alternate.nl/html/pcbuilder/productDetail.html?searchClass=powerSupply&artno=TN5V26&cn=1&tn=BUILDERS

Case (behuizing)
Antec Three Hundred
http://www.alternate.nl/html/pcbuilder/productDetail.html?searchClass=pccase&artno=TQXA62&cn=1&tn=BUILDERS

Mobo (moederbord)
Gigabyte GA-PH67-UD3-B (rev. 1.1)
http://www.alternate.nl/html/product/Moederborden_Socket_1155/GIGABYTE/GA-PH67-UD3-B3_(rev._1.1)/526224/?tn=HARDWARE&l1=Moederborden&l2=Intel&l3=Socket+1155

HD (harddisks)
Western Digital WD5000AAKX
http://www.alternate.nl/html/pcbuilder/productDetail.html?searchClass=harddiskSATA&artno=A9BW87&cn=1&tn=BUILDERS

RAM (geheugen)
Kingston HyperX 4 GB DDR3-1333 Kit
http://www.alternate.nl/html/pcbuilder/productDetail.html?searchClass=ram&artno=ICIF73&cn=1&tn=BUILDERS
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