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Suggestions for making my PC less noisy?

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I built a PC a few months ago, see build log here.

The relevant parts to my current problem are:
  • Corsair Hydro Series H90
  • Gigabyte R9 390
  • Silverstone SFX SX600-G
  • Fractal Design Node 304


Whenever I load up a game the thing sounds like a bloody hair dryer frown.gif

What would be the better investment to make it quieter?

I've already swapped out the H90's 140mm fan for something quieter, but I don't think that was the problem.

Should I be considering swapping out the PSU for one of the newer SFX-L ones with larger (and quieter) fans?

Should I be considering getting a quieter GPU - say one of the new RX480s or maybe a 980 if they drop in price?

Anything else I should consider?
Houston
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Houston
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CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Celeron G530 Gigabyte GA-H61M-S2H mATX Mushkin Silverline 4GB DDR3 Corsair Nova Series 2 30GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSKeyboard
Western Digital Green 750GB Western Digital Green 2TB Windows 7 Logitech K400 Wireless Slim Keyboard w/Touchpad 
PowerCase
Cooler Master Elite Power 460W ATX Power Supply Silverstone ML03B HTPC Case 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700k GIGABYTE G​A-Z170N-Wi​fi Gigabyte R9 390 Kingston HyperX Fury 2x8gb DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850-EVO 500gb SSD Corsair H90 Windows 10 BenQ GW2765HT 27in IPS 1440p 
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Silverstone SX600-G 600W SFX Fractal Design Node 304 
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Well the GPU change will lower power consumption so PSU fan will spin less and less heat in the case. I think that't your best bet.
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Ishimura
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Silent Knight
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770K @ 4.6GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX eVGA GTX 1080 Ti Hybrid AVEXIR Blitz 1.1 16GB DDR3-2400MHz CL10 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB Toshiba X300 5TB Corsair H100i GTX eVGA Hybrid Water Cooler  
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
4x GentleTyphoon AP-15 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Philips Brilliance BDM4065UC 4K Razer BlackWidow Chroma  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
eVGA SuperNOVA 750 G3 Define Nano S Logitech G502 Proteus Core PECHAM Gaming Mouse Pad XX-Large 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Audioengine D1 DAC Mackie CR Series CR3 Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Sennheiser HD 598 
Audio
Sony XB950BT 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 4.2GHz ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB @ 1200/1500 2x 4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 60GB WD Caviar Green 1.5TB 2 x Seagate Barracuda 2TB XSPC Raystorm 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
EK-FC7970 XSPC RS360 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Corsair TX750 
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NZXT Switch 810  
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