Hi everyone. Im putting together a new gaming rig. Keywords in weighted ordering: Silent, Performance, stylish
Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as possible.
Budget: Almost any, but want good value for the money.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (swtor, D3)
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
Preferred Website(s) faor Parts: newegg.com
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 2560 x 1440
As silent as possible without sacrificing too much performance.
The motherboard is the only thing written in stone - I want thunderbot (Got a apple display that needs it).
Things im least sure about: CPU fan and PSU
For 2560X1440 you need to crossfire a pair of 670's or 680's. They are more powerful and quieter than the 7970. If money wasn't critical, I'd go with the Core I7-3770K, give you plenty of room for performance over the next few years.
Also, if you want quiet, go for larger case fans. They come in 140mm, 200mm, even 240mm. The larger the fan is, the slower it spins, the quieter it is, and the cooler it is.
You don't have enough disk memory. If you want SSD only, you should at least buy two of those and RAID 0 them or get a 256GB one. Perhaps you simply forgot the HDD. For ultra performance, two 256GB in RAID0.