Gigabyte Radeon HD5770SL 1GB (fanless)
Just throwing some more options in case your looking for alternatives,
I havent been able to find avialable yet, but just in case, Sapphire Ultimate Radeon HD 6670 Review
(Dimesions according to the another review, 18cm x 13cm x 5cm)GIGABYTE GV-R677SL-1GD Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5
(Dimension according to newegg 10.8" x 5.9" x 1.5")PowerColor SCS3 AX6850 1GBD5-S3DH Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
(dimensions according to powercolor web 223.3mm x 111.2mm x 62mm)
INTEL Core i5 2400S / 2.5 GHz processor (BX80623I52400S). 2.5 GHz, quad.
(S for slower clock, I suppose. It specifies 65 W of Thermal design power, which is why I chose it above the 2400K).
GIGABYTE GA-H67MA-UD2H-B3 (micro ATX)
Here i agree with CA_Steve, i would go with better cpu, like 2500K, and as he says most of the Sandy Bridge will idle very low and similar, so to me extra power of the 2500K and the abillity to OC in case you need it imo its worth it, and the price difference is so small. On the mobo, i always like to invest a little more for features and quality, and having a 2500k, i would go with ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
, beautiful mobo. Btw this isnt that mobo but for you to see how Asus mobo are controlling the fans and for a peak into UEFI bios, ASUS Sabertooth 990FX Motherboard Overview (AMD Bulldozer) | JJ's Corner
also here is a video of the mobo, really nice, Official ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z Motherboard Unboxing - Episode 16
Antec LifeStyle SOLO.
Nice rubber band fastening of HDD, one of the preferred boxes at silentpcreview.
An alternative is to reuse my Antec Sonata from 2005.
I would go with Fractal Design Define R3 Black ATX Mid Tower Silent PC Computer Case
beatiful mid tower case, has a good clearance for heatsinks, comes with fan filters, good cable management, and comes with sound dampening material. Its been reviewed here in SCPR, Fractal Design Define R3 ATX Tower
, and its recommended. If you want something smaller and if you liked the Asus mobo since its micro itx, you could also go with the Fractal Design Mini
, which is almost the same as the Define R3 just smaller, since its design for micro atx, i read somewhere that around mid july eta, but dont quote me on that, there is Fractal Design representative
here on the forums you could ask.
Seasonic X-560 560W
No suggestions here, the X 560 is a wonderful PSU.
Corsair XMS3 4 GB 1333mhz DDR3 (4GB)
I would second CA_Steve, go with 8GB.
not decided yet. Probably an SSD for the OS(es), and a spinpoint for data.
For Sata III, I would go with Crucial M4 64/128/256GB depending on your budget and needs, but most of the macbook pros are coming with Samsung 470, so that might also be a good option for hackintosh, but its only sata II. And for Storage HDD, i would go with Western Digital Green Caviar.
As an extra suggestion, if you go with Fractal Design R3/Mini + Asus mobo + 2500k, i would also consider a quieter and more capable cpu heatsink, this might even allow you OCing down the road in case you need it. Sandy Bridge mobos, come with 4pin PWM fan connectors, so i would buy a CPU cooler with PWM fans, Scythe MUGEN 3
, comes with pwm slipstream that can be control via bios with pwm fan between 300rpm and 1600rpm. Check the SPCR Scythe Mugen-2 CPU Cooler Review
, it even got the Editor Choice Award (this is the predecesor but seems the same, just with an extra heatpipe).
And just in case you like the sound signature of the slipstreams (a lot do), and you like to control the fans via bios, you could replace the case fans with Scythe Slip Stream 120mm x 25mm PWM Mid Speed Fan - (SY1225SL12LM-P) 200rpm to 1300rpm
, the Asus mobo only has 2x 4pin PWM, use one for the CPU so you can control it independantly, and use the second with Akasa PWM Splitter - Smart Fan Cable (AK-CB002)
to connect the case fans to the mobo PWM connector it will draw the power from the PSU 4pin "Molex", but the mobo will still control them via BIOS with the 4pin mobo connector, the Define R3/Mini even has a optional bottom case fan (next to PSU), mentioning this out of you going passive with the gpu, so you could even adds this and control it via bios, etc.