I haven't bought a new system in quite a while and I believe a lot has passed me by since i bought my system 4 or so years ago.
I am buying from Australia (http://pccasegear.com/
) so prices are in AU$
What is the current silent top dog in these areas:
I have done some research but I would very much like to tap the experts at SPCR.
Here is the build I'm considering, if there is any part that you think would serve me better than what I have listed please let me know.
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K $219
Mobo: Gigabyte Z68X-UD3P-B3 $209
RAM: Kingston 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1333 $93
SSD: Corsair Force Series 115GB $219
HDD1: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB $85
HDD2: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB $85
GPU: 1GB Nvidia GeForce GTS450 $113 (replace stock cooler with Accelero S1)
Case: Antec P183 V3 $165 (replace stock fans with Nexus 120's as detailed below)
PSU: Seasonic M12II 520W $113
ODD: LiteOn iHAS324 $29
CPU HSF: Scythe Mugen 2 Cooler Rev B $75
GPU HSF: Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 rev.2 $35
System Fans: 5-pack of Nexus Real Silent 120mm $49 (two for case intake, one for case rear-exhaust
Fan Controller: Scythe Kaze Q 3.5" Fan Controller $20 (control the system fans from 12v to 5v)
Fan Cables: 2x 3pin Splitter Cables $7
Acoustic Foam: Lamptron Noise Dampening Kit $19
Thanks everyone for reading my post!