Affordable Core i5-750 build?

I'm planning on buying parts for a new system, and I've decided to do it very soon before I lose my nerve. I've picked out components, and am looking for a quick sanity check. Can anyone find any potential problems or incompatibilities here?


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Probably tomorrow, on impulse.

BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.: 600-800) Not much more than $700

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Video editing, HTPC / TV stuff, light gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, DVD-RW (SATA), Hard drives (WD black 1TB and 500 GB)



PARTS PREFERENCES: Really want to try out the P55

OVERCLOCKING: Doubtful. I want this to last for years to come.


MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 now, eventually (1920x1080) X 2

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm a very cheap man, but when I do spend, I want it to be on something reliable.


Parts I've Chosen:

Core i5-750

GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ

EVGA 512-P3-N987-TR GeForce 9800 GT HDMI 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16


OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1250 Hybrid TV Tuner /Video Recorder 1196 PCI-Express x1 Interface

Also, is there anyone out there who has one of these power supplies, who can tell me definitively if I'm going to need one of these:
Or even maybe this:

They should be required to tell you the lengths of the power cables in the specs. I hate the idea of buying these if I might not need them, but if I'm honest with myself, I'm pretty sure I will need one.

Thanks for any advice!
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    looks like it will all fit, you wont need the cables less your trying to do some cable management and then you should only need a 8 pin to 8 pin extender.
  2. Okay I think I'll go for it. I'm not a big cable management guy. If there's any way I can reach the top of my MB with the 8 pin, I will consider it good enough.

    But if you get a bill for a $7 extension cable, it's from me. (Kidding!)

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