The CPU cooler has a fan speed range of 500-1500RPM, and noise rating of 17.8-27.6dBA. It is quieter than the stock cooler and would allow you to overclock if you decide to.
The motherboard allows overclocking and SLI/CF.
I didn't particularly think that you need 16GB for your uses, so I would recommend starting with 8GB, using your computer for awhile and if it's not enough then you can easily add another 8GB to make the total 16GB.
I have included an SSD for the various advantages it has: faster system performance, lower noise (compared to HDDs), etc and it was easy enough to fit it into the $1000 budget. If you don't want an SSD then removing it frees up money to invest in other parts of the build.
I have recommended the Gigabyte 7870 because it has a relatively low price, a good factory overclock and a good cooler.
Decent quality, budget case.
The Rosewill Capstone-650M is a good choice because the fan idles at ~700RPM and the maximum speed of it's fan is 1200RPM, but it is very unlikely to go above 1000RPM.