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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.
I would but the non-custom loop are quite loud regardless. If I can find a quiet pump I'll use that. I'd use the H80 if anything.
   
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If you're looking for a quiet pump, I was using one of these for 6 months;

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=12667

EK DCP 4.0

Couldn't even notice it over the case fans. And as far as pumps go, that is about the quietest one you will find. Most of the other pumps are closer to 30-40dBA where as that is rated for 24.5dBA.

You could also look into getting some noise reduction foam to place on the inside of the case. Just buy something like this (linky below) and then cut it to size as necessary.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=17223

You could even glue some foam inserts to the case panels. That will help reduce noise as well and is relatively cheap and cost-effective.

As far as GPU's go, just make sure its passively cooled. The Gainward GT520 should do just fine for what he needs it for;

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=17851

Other noise reduction methods you could look into is using rubber screws, to help stop case vibrations. I think most aftermarket fans come with a set of rubber mounting screws. So that would also help reduce the noise.
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Thank you. Looks like I've got everything I need from this.
   
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