First time build advice please

Hi, my current machine is currently on the way out and I am thinking of building an upgrade. As I am new to this I thought a bit of experienced advice would be wise, heres what I already had in mind:

Mobo: Asus P8Z68-V S1155 £129

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K £165

RAM: Corsair XMS3 4GB DDR3 1600MHz £31

PSU: Corsair Memory TX650 V2 650W £65

Case: Antec Dark Fleet DF-10 Mid Tower £55

HDD: Seagate 500GB Barracuda SATA-600 7200RPM £31

Optical drive: Sony DVD-ROM 18X SATA £10

Network card: Edimax WiFi 802.11n 32-bit PCI £15

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium OEM 64-bit £75

Total: £580

I guess I just wanted to check that everything would be compatible, and that I'm not wasting any money anywhere/not budgeting enough. Overall budget is under £600, I intend on gaming on it eventually, things like Left4Dead, but right now its a bit of an emergency replacement so I will add a decent graphics card later.

Thanks a lot :)
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  1. Looks great, seems like you will want to SLI in future though so keep in mind that you wont want to get anything more powerful than a GTX 460/HD 6850 or GTX 560Ti or it is going to eat more than 650W in SLI.
  2. that should be great, thanks for getting back to me :)
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