A month back I built this...
http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/vi ... hp?t=57894
Now the whine of the Intel stock fan is grating on me. I knew it wold eventually.
I have in my possession a Noctua 9B dual fan CPU cooler. Will only use one fan. So, I have never put a backplate on and want to be very careful taking apart a working machine.
I also have a GigaByte passive Video card with some cool heatpipes on it. Old, but probably faster than my built in solution currently.
I may put that in. I am also "testing" an SSD but will be selling it on ebay and waiting another round of SSD, I think. It is a nice 128GB Corsair NOVA.
I am really hoping the Noctua is as silent as the Noctua case fan i have which would mean my machine wold be an order of magnitude (almost) quieter.