Yeah, I'm going for it all
I've been looking at barebones kits...the closest match I can find is the new Soltek EQ3801. It has all the features I want, and the SFFtech review of it gave it a rating of 51dB at 12" using noisy parts, but I don't know what that translates to at the 1m and silent parts SPCR would use. I'm planning on using the quieter/less powerful parts and putting it under my desk, which will also help keep down the noise, but I won't really know until I order the thing
If I went with this I would get a 2800+ and Barracuda IV, and use a passively-cooled video card and the stock fans with Arctic Silver 5 to bring the fan speed to the lowest possible point..
Also, I don't really like the vent design Soltek has going there. I really think that an external PSU would be better, but they don't seem to be offered for A64s. Would I be able to replace theirs later?
I can hold out for about another month before school starts. Any new products coming by then that might help?