Quiet gaming pc $2000 budget

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...

Intel Core i7 3770K                                    $335.00

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Overclocked.         $559.00

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3                    $95.00

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H Motherboard.                      $255.00

Silverstone  Strider Plus 750W ST75F-P.                     $145.00

Corsair Force Series 3 240GB SSD.                             $205.00

Corsair Graphite 600TM Mesh Window Case.              $179.00

Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64bit OEM.                           $149.00

Corsair Hydro Series H100 CPU Cooler.                      $145.00

                                                                Total:     $2067.00

 All prices are from www.pccasegear.com/index.php and seem to be reasonable. 

Advice or suggestions would be great and I thank you for your time.
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  1. If it is for gaming the i7 is over kill get a i5 3750k
  2. So I hear... but it's only $100 extra and I don't want to regret that somewhere down the line when I want to do some video editing or something. Thanks
  3. You are WAY overpaying for that motherboard, if you want get the UP5 TH which should be around the same price point but has 2 thunderbolt ports (future-proofing)
  4. Sounds good i will hunt around for a better price. Dont know if i will ever use TH but I guest it's good to have just in case. Cheers
  5. Just had a look and I can't find a better price in the UD5H and the UP5-TH is going for AU$300. So would it really be worth it?
  6. So other than that the build looks good?
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Yes you will be able to add 8gb to 16gb.

    MOBO : http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=19870 (this mobo is really great for its price)

    COOLER : http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=13232 (best air cooler and it is more quiet than the h100)
  10. Will the Noctua NH-D14 Run quieter than the H100? and I like the price tag on the ASRock Z77 Extreme6 but will it OC as good as the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H? Thanks
  11. Thanks
  12. So the updated list is looking like this. Saves me a bit of money which is good more for other bits and pieces..

     Intel Core i5 3570K.                                                              $233.00

    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Overclocked.          $559.00    
    Corsair AX750 Gold Power Supply.                                   $215.00

    Corsair Graphite 600TM Mesh Window Case.              $179.00

    Microsoft Windows 8 64bit OEM.                                     $99.00   

    Noctua  NH-D14 CPU Cooler.                                                $84.00

    ASRock Z77 Extreme6 Motherboard.                             $165.00    

     Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3.                      $46.00

    Samsung 830 Series 256GB SSD Retail Box.            $205.00

                                                                                    Total: AU$1785.00

    Went with the 750W PSU so I can do Sli and whatever later on without having to worry. Thanks For all your help
  13. Great thanks very much
  14. 750W isn't enough to SLI 680s anyway, if you really want to SLI get 850W.
  15. vance09 said:
    750W isn't enough to SLI 680s anyway, if you really want to SLI get 850W.

    Wrong ... see this : http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_680_sli_review,4.html and this

    A good 750w is enough, but theres also the 900w antec for i dunno tri-sli or crazy oc on the cards and cpu.
  16. Not for a 680 or 7970. Those require just under 750, but getting 750 doesn't give you and headroom then.
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