Going for a ~$700 Gaming Rig, how does this look?

I'm building a reasonably cheap gaming rig, with a total budget of around $700

Here's what i'm planning right now:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.64 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $733

Ideally, i'd like to stick with an Ivy bridge CPU, but i'm open to any advice
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  1. XMS RAM is one of the worst kinds, I would get something else instead of that.

    Otherwise, everything looks ok.

    The Extreme 4 may be a little overkill-ish, though.
  2. Thanks :)

    how does this look?

    Do you have a cheaper suggestion for an ivy bridge compatible motherboard?
  3. Ripjaws is a whole lot better than XMS RAM is.

    The motherboard I have (Asrock Z77 Pro4) is a good one too and a bit less expensive.
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