Yeah, I too jump to the forum new section and have the RSS in my feed.
TBH, in my last round of upgrades, I've had problems with cooling, as in cooling as silently as before. It seems pursuing margins and the process shrinks have eroded some of the achievements.
My i7-4770K was one of the first CPUs with the thermal material between the IHS and the chip, meaning even with a bigger CPU cooler, it is not kept as cool as the A8 I switched from. The newer i7s are even smaller, meaning it is even harder to extract all that heat. Maybe I should try delidding....
My GTX1080 with the same giant aftermarket Arctic cooler as my 290X has to be run at higher fan speeds (with noticeably higher fan noise) due to it artifacting at roughly 74°C. (It's OK at 71°C, but the difference is startling in sound.) The 290X had no problem like that with waaaay higher power draw and ran practically silent during gaming.
I did not replace my old, GOLD Seasonic X series 400W PSU, as Seasonic's newer Platinum versions all have a small electronic whine. I had no such problems with the gold one
With that said, SSDs are here to stay and are wonderful, and HDDs have also become steadily more quiet.