Originally Posted by evilchris
This thing needs to be quiet and perfect with video/desktop @ 1080. Gaming performance is a just a bonus.
You know I built a rig with that exact same criteria about 6 months ago.
I'll take some pics of it and post them later. Everything is watercooled. The only moving parts are the pump (virtually silent. rated at around 2db), the Hard Drives (have them suspended in sewing elactic so they make practically no noise), the PSU (a corsair 620HX - virtually silent), and a small fan over the memory (rated at around 12db). Anything below 20db can't be heard over the background noise in a silent room, and I can never hear the thing running.