Hey guys i'm really new to building computers and would like some advice on a new build for my parents. They'll mainly be using it for work wich includes tons of webpages and word files being open at the same time, there is also that they might use it for video editing and rendering. Their last computer lasted them over 7 years and they'd like this one to do the same. One last thing, the computer needs to be extremely quiet, fans drive them mad.
Here's what i'm thinking:
Case: Corsair Obsidian 650D
Motherboard: ASRock z77 EXTREME 4M
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570k
CPU cooler: NH-D14
Graphics card: XFX AMD Radeon HD7770 1GB
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB)
Storage: SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive + old 250GB HDD
Power supply: Kingwin LZP-550 Lazer Platinum Series ATX 550W (do i need more Watts?)
Fans(remember extra quiet): 3x Scythe gentle typhoon 2 for the back and 1 for the top and 1x BitFenix Spectre Pro 200mm Fan for the front intake.
Extras: LG Electronics 10X Blu-Ray SATA Writer and
NZXT SENTRY 2 Accessories 5.25-Inch Touch Screen Fan Controller
So there you have it, I just want to know if im overkilling it. Any advice or tips would be very much appreciated.
P.S. the fans are to replace the ones that come with the case; i've heard that the case fans are loud.
This gives them i7 for maximum performance, especially with video editing, plus a decent nVidia graphics card, which will assist, especially if they are using high level Adobe software.
The Fractal case is totally adequate, and is one of the best soundproofed cases around. Although the i7 does not overclock (I think the only thing overclocking will achieve, unless your parents are particularly keen, is more noise), I have included one of the quietest aftermarket coolers.
The Asus mobo, has one of the best fan control software packages. I'm reasonably confident your parents will be able to run this sufficiently quietly, as to not need any additional measures. Of course, even quieter fans could be fitted, but I doubt they would be necessary.