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The BeQuiet Dark Rock CPU coolers are pretty much as quiet as you get using fans, I had one before my NH-D14 and even with your ear next to it you couldn't hear anything. Unfortunately I can't really recommend them as on my Dark Rock advanced the baseplate wasn't completely flat so it didn't make a full connection with with the top of the CPU.
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Your welcome. What size what? The Kaze Maru 2 should only be 140mm. If you mean size of the cooler, the tips of the heatpipes should have a few mm to spare before it hits the foam lining on the inside of the R3 (excellent case by the way) and it'll have room everywhere else. I didn't see what RAM you're using in your last post?

Also, while there are a couple quiet HDDs out there I agree leaving them out is the best option. If you want local storage, go more solid state. Zero moving parts means zero sound.

The Corsair AX series is a rebranded Seasonic X series. Seasonic is the only company whose brand I'm loyal to - if it's made by them it's good to go. I'll be paying the premium for their PSUs until they do something as a company to drive me away.

For a DVD drive, consider Asus (

as to why). They're pretty darn quiet in general. These two are well regarded in general.
    
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mesez..2 560 Ti's..with watercooling..turned down loww..(the pump) woww never in my life have i recommended that..but for your application..yes!
 
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I can vouch for ASUS DVD drives being quiet. I just switched my lightscribe in my sigrig to a Asus DVD Drive. I must say, I can't hear a thing when it's reading the discs. Unlike my other one where it sounded like a jet taking off. Really annoying.

+1 for Asus DVD Drives.
    
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Your welcome. What size what? The Kaze Maru 2 should only be 140mm. If you mean size of the cooler, the tips of the heatpipes should have a few mm to spare before it hits the foam lining on the inside of the R3 (excellent case by the way) and it'll have room everywhere else. I didn't see what RAM you're using in your last post?
I can't find the Kaze. I'll get the Scythe 120mm ones and then keep the Noctua's middle fan.
   
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This is doing the job for me. One on DisplayPort 1920x1080 120Hz and one on HDMI 1920x1080 60Hz. Brilliant card if you ask me.
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Try

for the Kaze Maru 2; their shipping rates to Australia don't look bad at all (http : // www . amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_navbox_596184_tips?nodeId=596190). Still, if you can get a TY-140 and use the low-noise and ultra-low-noise adapters that come with the D14, that might well replace the Kaze Maru 2 and with a lower maintenance fan.

As for the graphics card, I do tend to agree with the GT430 or similar cards. They're lower profile, have a lower power draw and heat dump, and are better cooled quietly than modern high-end cards. From first hand experience with the reference GT520, I can't recommend it for silent or even quiet builds; that little fan is loud.
Edited by BBEG - 10/29/11 at 10:02pm
    
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From first hand experience with the reference GT520, I can't recommend it for silent or even quiet builds; that little fan is loud.
I had a link to the passive version. No tiny fan there. Also, I decided to use HD 3000.
   
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So... I'm looking into water cooling now. I'll either go for the same build as above, air cooled or a water cooled build. Here is what I have decided for the build. He doesn't need an expensive waterblock as he probably won't be extreme overclocking for quite some time.

Radiator-$99
Res-$59
XSPC Rasa Water Block-$49

I still can't find a quiet pump though...
   
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Have you considered any of the all-in-one closed loops like the Corsair Hydro or Antec H2O lines? If he won't be doing extreme overclocking as you say, something like the H50/60 or Khuler 620 should be more than sufficient.

Add some Noctua fans (I know you can't shop newegg, just showing the specs ) and it should be about as quiet as it gets... and still cheaper than a custom loop.
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