Mid-Range Gaming Build aprox. £500 (need advice)

Hey all, I'm looking for some advice on a build I'm doing for a friend of mine.
The current (and very rough) specs I've gone for are:

pcpartpicker link: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/cUxS

MB: MSI H61M-P25 (B3) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
If there is a better one for around that price point do tell.

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor
Was thinking of going with an i5-2400 instead, any thoughts?

GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card
Was originally going to go with a 6870 so yeah, not sure what's more cost efficient.

RAM: Kingston 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
He's probably going to upgrade to 8GB soon hence the 1 x 4GB

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer

PSU: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply
Would that be enough for this build?

Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha ATX Mid Tower Case
I like how it looks lol.

If you need any more info please let me know.

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  1. Does your friend want to Overclock? if yes i suggest a 2500k i5 with a P8Z77 board for future upgrades
  2. No he's not planing on overclocking afaik.
  3. Also, is there any reason to get a CPU cooler if he's not overclocking.
  4. no, Stock ones work just fine
  5. Can someone give some feedback on this build in general (i.e. cost efficiency, part changes, etc. etc.)
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