PSU - Corsair AX650
Case - Bitfenix Prodigy
Mobo - ASUS P8Z77-I
HDD - Samsung 830 Series 256g
RAM - Kingston HyperX 8G Kit
GPU - 3G Gigabyte OC 7970
CPU - i5-3570K
Nice build! Especially like the no HDDs approach, first step on the road to true silence, if you ask me.
- Am I right in assuming that mobo is the Deluxe? I can't find the "bog-standard" P8Z77-I on Asus' site.
- Biggest noise source three-fan GPU cooler. Gigabyte WindForce has a good rep, but three fans + powerful GPU is not ideal.
... How about a cooler GPU, like a 7850? Plays modern games, some 80-90 W less power consumption on average under load.
... Cooler card also means cooler workspace!
- PSU wattage over the top. That rig should peak at 300 W draw or thereabouts.
... Less wattage might even mean compact dimensions. Shop around!
... If you change case, you could go with a passive PSU for true silence.
+ CPU cooler: Cooler Master EVO 212 or Noctua NH-U12P or Thermalright HR-02 Macho. All SPCR approved.
... EVO cheap, questionable fan. Your basic good cooler.
... NH-U12P solid all-rounder, expensive, comes with 2 excellent fans.
... Macho is super for low-airflow cooling, i.e. less RPM, less noise! Can even try semipassive cooling if you have the control.
... Bitfenix promises a whopping 175 mm of clearance so most 120 mm tower coolers should fit.
+ 1 case fan, exhaust. No HDDs to cool, so GPU cooler just needs an intake, not necessarily a fan.
... Scythe Slipstream might be nice. Check SPCR reviews to pick your poison.
- Case is leaky. Looks nice, but too many holes and no padding.
... No padding common issue with ITX cases.
... Quiet components still need a good case to become silent.