Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better)) Within the next 30 days
Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) Before / After Rebates $600-750 USD after rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies) Light casual usage: surfing the internet, viewing photos, streaming video, listening to music.
Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using** keyboard,mouse,monitor,speakers, OS (would like to use Ubuntu)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing) newegg.com
Country: (e.g.: India) we need to know where these parts are being assembled USA
Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case) AMD CPU
Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe no
SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe no
Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200) unsure at the moment, but atleast 1440x900
Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC) looking for a small quiet PC. Would like an aesthetically pleasing small form factor case.
That would give you a beautiful little system which should also be very quiet. The only things in the case which should be making any noise are:
The Scythe heatsink (It's extremely quiet on it's lowest setting)
The Seasonic PSU (These are the best PSU's around, very quiet.)
Seagate Hard Drive (This should barely even spin since you will have a SSD.)
Case Fans (See below)
I think that the airflow in the case is a bit overkill since the only thing you really need to cool is the CPU and it will have a $50 heatsink sat on it. Because of this, I would remove one or even both of the front fans and just use the single 120mm exhaust. That will be more than enough cooling for this setup and it will make it even quieter.
In terms of performance this should be great too, that CPU is a quad core with more than enough 'umph' for the tasks you want to put it through and would even cope with some light/moderate gaming due to the great integrated graphics. The 8GB RAM and the SSD should also make it feel that bit quicker.