First HTPC Gaming Media Server Build, Help Appreciated

Hello. I'm building a Gaming Media HTPC to play Civ 5 (or 6) and Heroes of M&M; not a lo of FPS though. I want it as quiet as possible. I've got some starting hardware: 1 Sapphire HD 7850 and 2 WD10EZEX Hard Drives. I already own this hardware; I need help with the rest. I want to use this on a 55% LCD TV at hi-def. Big deal is: I want it QUIET and to fit in my Media Center. I'd appreciate any and all help. Here's what I built on my own:

Thank you!
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($183.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($126.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($153.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Silverstone SST-GD05B-USB3.0 (Black) HTPC Case ($107.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Pioneer BDR-208DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($57.99 @ Adorama)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.88 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Samsung 460DX-3 46.0" Monitor ($1599.00 @ Adorama)
    Total: $2531.74
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-06 23:24 EDT-0400)
  2. Thank you for responding.

    Can you clarify your changes?

    Is your proposal quieter or ?

  3. The changes I made were only minor. I upgraded to Haswell because the price was very close to IB. I swapped the RAM for a cheaper yet faster pair. I also changed the PSU as 850 watts is extremely overkill for a 7850.
  4. Thank you, I truly appreciate your help. One last question; will all of this fit in the case?

  5. Best answer
    It should fit nicely. There wont be much room leftover, however, this is true for most SFF PCs
  6. Thanks again
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