$1500 Quiet Gaming System - Final Check

Hey guys, so this is the build that i've come up with for my friend. He'll be ordering it next week. The system needs to be as quiet as possible without sacrificing performance. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Approximate Purchase Date: Next week, the week after that at the latest.

Budget Range: $1500 (can push up to possibly 1600 or 1700, but lower is always better)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Skyrim, WoW, GW2, LoL), Internet Browsing/Youtube, Schoolwork, etc.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, Monitor, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: pccasegear.com

Country of Origin: Australia

Parts Preferences: Quiet parts

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: PC needs to be as quiet as possible, without sacrificing performance

This is the build i've put together for him. Feel free to suggest any changes etc. You can find all the parts on pccasegear.com

Case: CM 690 II Advanced nVidia Edition - $135
(i know this isn't really a quiet case, but he likes the looks... perhaps change the case fans?)

CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow - $89

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k - $229

GPU: MSI GTX 570 Twin Frozr III PE/OC - $399


GPU: Gigabyte GTX 570 SOC - $419
(both look like good choices)

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB - $109
(for apps and OS)

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB - $149
(for storage)

RAM: G.skill Ripjaws X 8GB 1600Mhz 9-9-9-24 - $65

MOBO: ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 - $135

Optical: Asus 24x DVDRW - $25

PSU: Silverstone Strider Plus 750W - $145
(read some great reviews on this)

Total: $1480 ($1500 with Gigabyte GPU)

Tell me what you think guys, thank you so much for reading

Ludi :bounce:
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  1. Here you go! Have fun

    CM 690 II Advanced nVidia Edition - $135

    Silverstone Strider Plus 750W - $145

    Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99

    ASRock Z68 Extreme4 - $189.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157250

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB - $139.99

    LG CD/DVD Burner - $18.99

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus - $25.99

    GIGABYTE GV-R697OC-2GD Radeon HD 6970 2GB - $359.99

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $48.99

    Total: $1283.93
  2. Uhh... i'm from Australia. I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic or not. :P
  3. SILVERSTONE Temjin Series TJ08B-E

    PNY GeForce GTX 580 VCGGTX580XPB-LC-CPU 1536MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card - with CPU Cooling

    ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z LGA 1155 Intel Z68
  4. no sarcasm intended umm damn that destroys my rig /cry
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