I've been lurking for some time getting info from the various threads and now I finally think I figured most of it out. However, before ordering the parts, I would love to hear your opinion on these components and whether they're going to work together. I am aiming at a relatively low-noise, cheap and small gaming system, and since I haven't build a computer since my amd "thunderous" thunderbird, I think I keep the expensive silencing parts out of the equation until I've actually heard how much noise it makes. I just want to limit the most annoying high pitched or constantly pitch changing fans in the build. As far as I can tell from the forums there's always another noise to silence.
oh, and if you have a link to a (very) detailed guide to putting all the things together in a modern computer that would be splendid.
Here are the parts:
Antec NSK3480 with included earthwatts power supply
Intel core 2 duo e8400 with included cooler (do anyone know of a noise test of the stock cooler?)
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB
Club 3D HD 4850 Overclocked Edition (512 MB)
(it seems to have the same low-noise cooler as Powercolor PCS HD 4850 512 MB according to techpowerup, anyone owns the card and can confirm its silence-ness?)
2x2gb 4GB PC6400 DDR2-800 SDRAM (manufacturer depends on what the online shop has, but if I stick with a known brand, I guess I'm ok?)
Pioneer DVR-216DBK, SATA
Finally, I have no idea what motherboard to choose. What would be suitable for these components and the earlier mentioned aim?
(btw I imagine to extend its life in a few years with an upgrade to a quadcore+new graphics card and I think I'll be fine with space for only one harddrive at a time as space for it seems to be an issue.)