is it??? i bet i can get a 1.8ghz northwood to run faster/quieter than your axp2000+, and the price should be very close.
You have no idea what you're talking about do you? Help the guy out. Don't start a flame war. Either recommend a quiet HSF, a place to find one, reviews, etc, or start your own thread about your theories.
The Noisecontrol silverado is an awsome cooler, you can choose the voltage supply for the dual fans to keep the noise down depending on how much cooling you need. My personal experience with it however, is that the clip to fasten it to the socket requires so much force to attach it, that it can damage the ZIF socket heat sink attachments. Perhaps it was just the one I bought.
i noticed that u said quiet SYSTEM... many people seem to be missing that.
1. first an enermax 430W whisper. loads of power, nice and quiet
2. a decent case. crap generic cases dont ventilate well, leading to noisy inefficient fans. antec. enermax. lian li. etc
3. ibm 60gxp or 120gxp hard drive(s). quietest ive heard
4. ask around in the CD-ROM/DVD/CD-RW forum for details about the quietest cd drive(s)
5. cpu cooler. just go for the stock solution, or if thats not quiet enough go for something a bit more exotic like a coolermaster, of a big alpha pal8045 or swiftech topped with a large (but slow speed) fan. also u may want to consider a 60mm to 80mm converter. same airflow, less noise.
sounds good... im looking for a decent new case too, so ill check em out.
as for powersupplies, i and a friend had considerable trouble, thus i learn a fair bit about PSU's.
ive found that the Watt rating is pretty meaningless. the current the psu provides is far more important...
thus in many cases a 300W enermax is far superior to a generic 350W unit. and generic units have a nasty tendency to fail alot.
so u dont need 430W, unless overclocking, 300 or 350W sould be sufficient, but PLEASE choose a good brand such as Enermax, toptower, Antec etc.
people buy high quality components for everything else... why neglect the PSU?