So I am looking at a new build in the next few weeks and any advice or suggestions would be great.
This pc is primarily for gaming but I use it for everything and extra head room and future upgradability is something I want. I realize this is very similar to other builds however making this thing quiet is a priority to me and any advice in that regarded would be welcome.
Future possible upgrades: sli graphics, sound card, 3 hdd in raid and whatever I can think of...
Oh sorry, didn't realize it was AU. In that case, keep the UD5H, you probably will never need thunderbolt anyway. Get i5 3570k, it'll get you the same performance in-game as the i7, only difference is that i7 has hyper threading, which is only useful for video and photo editing. You only need 8gb of memory for gaming. Get a better PSU, that's one thing you don't want to cheap out on. I would recommend a corsair PSU. You don't need a 680, a 670 will give you 95% of the performance for a lot less, or better yet just get a 7970. Other than that, everything looks good.
Sounds like good advice and all things I have considered. Some parts may be a bit over the top but in the past I have gone for cheaper options and regretted it later. If I go the i5 I can get the corsair psu I have had my eye on but I'm not sure about the ram 8g it is enough for the gaming but other than that I would like to be able to multitask without ever having to worry. Would I be able to upgrade the 8g to 16g in the future if I wanted? I have herd there are benefits to getting it all at once.