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Need a new quiet build.

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Thread Starter 
Hi folks.
That time again where an upgrade is due.
Would like your help on choosing parts.
Need CPU, mobo, RAM, GPU, CPU fan. case. PSU if appropriate.

What I require:
  • Quiet build. Lowest decibel reading within budget reasoning.
  • Doesn't require overclocking, CPU or GPU.
  • Air cooled.
  • Cheap I guess
  • Does PLEX transcoding.
  • Only plays games one or two generations old, and will not need to futureproof, as I don't need to be so enthusiastic about new games. But at minimum a GTX 1060 / AMD 480. Currently on 1080p monitors, and don't plan to upgrade them for another 2-3 years.
  • Prefer non-reference GPU, for low noise.
  • Peripherals not required. But need a new mid tower. A BeQuiet preferably.
  • HDD not required.

Budget: Within £500-£1000

Thanks guys!
Edited by Snownation - 7/28/16 at 8:59am
Current Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz (Ivy Bridge) Socket... GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) AT... XFX DD Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 Graphics Card [... Samsung Green 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C11 16... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
250GB Samsung 850 EVO Series 2.5" SATA 6GB/s (S... Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB 64MB Cache Hard D... Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB 64MB Cache Hard D... Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (120mm) 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 8.1 Pro LG 23MP65HQ-P 23" LED IPS HDMI Monitor LG 23MP65HQ-P 23" LED IPS HDMI Monitor LG 23MP65HQ-P 23" LED IPS HDMI Monitor 
PowerCase
500W Corsair Builder Series CX500M 80PLUS Bronz... Antec Nine Hundred Ultimate Gamer Case 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz (Ivy Bridge) Socket... GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) AT... XFX DD Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 Graphics Card [... Samsung Green 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C11 16... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
250GB Samsung 850 EVO Series 2.5" SATA 6GB/s (S... Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB 64MB Cache Hard D... Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB 64MB Cache Hard D... Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (120mm) 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 8.1 Pro LG 23MP65HQ-P 23" LED IPS HDMI Monitor LG 23MP65HQ-P 23" LED IPS HDMI Monitor LG 23MP65HQ-P 23" LED IPS HDMI Monitor 
PowerCase
500W Corsair Builder Series CX500M 80PLUS Bronz... Antec Nine Hundred Ultimate Gamer Case 
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How much storage space?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770 Z77N-WIFI GTX 970 Turbo Kingston Valueram VLP 2x4GB  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Kingston UV400 240GB ADATA XPG SX900 64GB Thermalright Macho Rev. B AC Accelero Mono Plus 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Thermalright TY-147A Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit Dell P2416D Cooler Master V450S 
Case
Jonsbo U2 
MotherboardRAMHard DriveCooling
MSI N3150I ECO Samsung DDR3 SODIMM 2x2GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 500GB CHECKMATE. IT'S PASSIVE 
OSOSPowerCase
Windows 10 Professional Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Thermaltake 220W Jonsbo U1 
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i7 3770 Z77N-WIFI GTX 970 Turbo Kingston Valueram VLP 2x4GB  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Kingston UV400 240GB ADATA XPG SX900 64GB Thermalright Macho Rev. B AC Accelero Mono Plus 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Thermalright TY-147A Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit Dell P2416D Cooler Master V450S 
Case
Jonsbo U2 
MotherboardRAMHard DriveCooling
MSI N3150I ECO Samsung DDR3 SODIMM 2x2GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 500GB CHECKMATE. IT'S PASSIVE 
OSOSPowerCase
Windows 10 Professional Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Thermaltake 220W Jonsbo U1 
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post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smanci View Post

How much storage space?
Forgot to mention. HDD not required. Already have a 850 EVO, and 2 Barracudas.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz (Ivy Bridge) Socket... GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) AT... XFX DD Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 Graphics Card [... Samsung Green 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C11 16... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
250GB Samsung 850 EVO Series 2.5" SATA 6GB/s (S... Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB 64MB Cache Hard D... Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB 64MB Cache Hard D... Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (120mm) 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 8.1 Pro LG 23MP65HQ-P 23" LED IPS HDMI Monitor LG 23MP65HQ-P 23" LED IPS HDMI Monitor LG 23MP65HQ-P 23" LED IPS HDMI Monitor 
PowerCase
500W Corsair Builder Series CX500M 80PLUS Bronz... Antec Nine Hundred Ultimate Gamer Case 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz (Ivy Bridge) Socket... GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) AT... XFX DD Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 Graphics Card [... Samsung Green 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C11 16... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
250GB Samsung 850 EVO Series 2.5" SATA 6GB/s (S... Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB 64MB Cache Hard D... Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB 64MB Cache Hard D... Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (120mm) 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 8.1 Pro LG 23MP65HQ-P 23" LED IPS HDMI Monitor LG 23MP65HQ-P 23" LED IPS HDMI Monitor LG 23MP65HQ-P 23" LED IPS HDMI Monitor 
PowerCase
500W Corsair Builder Series CX500M 80PLUS Bronz... Antec Nine Hundred Ultimate Gamer Case 
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post #4 of 4
I'm running my rig in a Fractal Design Define R5 with the fans that come with the case. It sits about 12 inches away from me on my work desk which is somewhat small. I can tell you that the thing is stone cold quiet. I keep the fan setting on the medium one during warm months and during the winter when my room drops in temperature I can drop the fan setting down to the lowest one. You can see the rest of the components that I have in it. I don't do any transcoding, just lots of photo editing work with Photoshop and Lightroom. I'm not a gamer but have played a couple of the free games that come with GPU purchases such as Metro Last Light.
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Intel i7-4790k  ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 ASUS GTX 960 2GB STRIX 16GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
256 GB Samsung 850 PRO WD 2TB Caviar Black Noctua NH U12S Win8.1 
MonitorPowerCase
NEC MultiSynch P221W SeaSonic G 650 Fractal Design Define R5 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel i3-3225 Gigabyte H77N-WiFi 8GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR3 1600 120 GB Samsung EVO 840 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB WD Blue LG Blue Ray DVD Reader Noctua NH-L9i Win7 
KeyboardPowerCase
Logitech K-400 Seasonic G360 Fractal Designs Core 500 mITX  
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Photo Editing PC
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HTPC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4790k  ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 ASUS GTX 960 2GB STRIX 16GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
256 GB Samsung 850 PRO WD 2TB Caviar Black Noctua NH U12S Win8.1 
MonitorPowerCase
NEC MultiSynch P221W SeaSonic G 650 Fractal Design Define R5 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel i3-3225 Gigabyte H77N-WiFi 8GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR3 1600 120 GB Samsung EVO 840 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB WD Blue LG Blue Ray DVD Reader Noctua NH-L9i Win7 
KeyboardPowerCase
Logitech K-400 Seasonic G360 Fractal Designs Core 500 mITX  
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