System upgrade to I5-750 need some help

I am looking at updating my system. I am going to keep my case, hhd, and dvd +/-r. The rest I am replacing. I need some help on what is good for the system, including product reliability and compatability, and that I won't have to do this again for a while.

First I have a:

Cooler Master Centurion 5 - Blue ATX Mid-Tower Case with Front USB, Firewire and Audio Ports [...] =C283-1086
I do want to keep this case, as it is built well with a lot of room for what I need, and is able to fit microATX and ATX factors.

Primary HDD:Seagate ST3250318AS Barracuda 7200.12 Hard Drive - 250GB, 7200, 8MB, SATA-300, NCQ [...] 50AS8%20SY

Secondary HDD:Seagate ST3160215A Barracuda 7200.10 Hard Drive - 160GB, 7200rpm, 2MB, EIDE [...] &CatId=134

DVD Floppy:Lite-ON IHAS220-08 SuperAllwrite SATA 20x DVD Burner with Lightscribe OEM - 20x DVD±R Burn, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD±R DL, 12x DVD-RAM, 48x32x CD-R/RW, Black [...] 1166%20OEM

These items will stay in the system.

This is want I want to get:
Mobo&processor combo
ASUS P7P55D Pro Motherboard & Intel Core i5 750 Processor Bundle [...] u=B69-5010

My first question is: anyone have experience with the new ram clips? They only clip on one side, so I am kind of leary about that.

Corsair Dual Channel 4096MB PC10600 DDR3 1333MHz Memory (2x2048MB [...] u=C13-8052

This IS on Asus's QVL

CPU fan:
Cooler Master Hyper N520 CPU Cooler - Socket LGA 775, AM2, AM2+, 1156, AM3, 1366 [...] =C283-1202

On this, some sites say it is for an 1156, some do not show it. I also want to know if it will work with the I5-750, and if it will work on the 1156 platform. Based on reviews I have read, it seems this cooler will do the job, but I sure would like someone to let me know if this is for sure. I would hate to burn this processor up.

Power Supply:
Cooler Master GX Series 650W Power Supply - ATX, 650-Watts, 80 Plus, 120mm Fan [...] CatId=5432

This is a 650W power supply. I would love to know if this will be enough to handle what I will have. I tried to figure it out, but alas, I must be too stupid, as I can't.

Video Card:
1)Sparkle SXG210512D2-NM GeForce 210 Video Card - 512MB DDR2, PCI-Express 2.0, DVI, HDMI, VGA, Low Profile [...] CatId=3585

2)Sparkle SFPX94GT1024U2L GeForce 9400 GT Video Card - 1GB DDR2, PCI Express 2.0, (Dual Link) DVI, HDTV, VGA Support Low Profile [...] CatId=3585

3)Sparkle SFPX94GT1024U2 GeForce 9400 GT Video Card - 1GB DDR2, DVI, VGA, PCI-Express 2.0 [...] CatId=3585

4)Sparkle SFPX95GT512U2HP GeForce 9500 GT Video Card - 512MB DDR2, PCI Express 2.0, Dual Dual-Link DVI, HDCP Capable, HDTV [...] u=S15-9504

I think I prefer #4, as I will not really be doing any gaming, but more photo and video editing, watching movies, basically medium duty media applications such as photoshop, etc.

Operating System:
I want to go with a 64 bit Windows 7 retail or OEM full install (not upgrade) more than likely home edition.
I don't think I will have compatability issues going with this, but if anyone thinks I will, please inform me.


Thanks for any help I can get on this. It's slightly over my budget, but i will buy what I can when I can. Thanks folks
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  1. Anybody have some info?
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    1. If you don't wanna do gaming and will only choose one of those graphic cards you have listed, you can lower your PSU rating let say between 450W - 550W. BTW : Corsair is better.

    2. I have built many system using various mobos, i5s, i7s, DDR3...what do you mean by new RAM clips? No problem here.

    3. If you are not going to OC your system, extra fan won't be necessary...sorry I can't open those links, so I assume you choose to get the boxed/retail version of the proc, which will includes the stock fan.

    4. Choose better HD5670 or HD5450 since they are already DX11 cards.

    5. Corsair is a very good RAM brand, but if you don't use it to the fullest, you will just wasting money and Corsair usually a more expensive than G.Skill. G.Skill is also a very good brand, you might want to switch to G.sKill to save some money. (here where I live, the price difference between corsair and g.skill is quite significant)

    6. You might want to consider having one of those X3s from AMD, which you can unlock their fourth core or directly one of those X4s. This will perhaps solve your budget problem.
  3. Best answer selected by rugman1969.
  4. Very well. Thank you very nuch for the info. and help.
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