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Can you help me build a silent case?

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Hi, I am looking to build a computer but I am not that familiar with the scene. It will be mostly for 3D/CAD, 1080p content and occasional gaming. With a couple of advices I have come to this point:

Mainboard: ASUS M4A87TD,
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 945,
Video card: PALIT GTS450 1GB Sonic,
Memory: 2x(2x2gb) GSKILL Value DDR3 1333Mhz,
Harddisk: WESTERN DIGITAL Caviar Green 500GB 32MB 7200rpm,
Case: ANTEC 300,
Power supply: COOLER MASTER RS-500-PCAP-J3 500W,
CPU cooler: THERMALTAKE CL-P0539 ISGC-300

The build looks fine but I have some concerns about noise, as I am a laptop guy I can't stand the noise most of the cases leak out. What types of changes can I make to keep the noise to a minimum (preferably inaudible)? Should I go for a better case or cpu cooler or maybe some other additions?

Thank you.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x6 1090T Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 rev2.0 Sparkle Calibre GTX580 1.5GB 2 x Corsair XMS3 2x4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x OCZ Vertex3 120GB + 2 TB Seagate Green LG Bluray Burner Windows 7 Pro 2 x 27" Viewsonic LCDs 
PowerCase
Enermax MODU87+ 900W Antec P183 v3 
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Phenom II x6 1090T Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 rev2.0 Sparkle Calibre GTX580 1.5GB 2 x Corsair XMS3 2x4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x OCZ Vertex3 120GB + 2 TB Seagate Green LG Bluray Burner Windows 7 Pro 2 x 27" Viewsonic LCDs 
PowerCase
Enermax MODU87+ 900W Antec P183 v3 
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post #2 of 4
if you use the True Ultra 120 cpu cooler it's inexpensive (CAN$60) and it's passive cpu cooling so there is no fan on your heatsink...i see you have a 450 there but if you're not needing DX11 and you're ok with DX10 they make HD4850's that are passive cooled aswell, that would take out A LOT of your noise and lastly you can upgrade to an antec 900 case and put low flow fans in it and keep the 240mm fan on Low....it would be dead silent and have PLENTY of air flow and WAY more power than laptops

p.s. - if you are REALLY anal about sound I would recommend getting 2 5200rpm harddrives and put them in RAID 0. really easy to due, LOTS of tutorials and would be faster and quieter than a 7200rpm. plus USUALLY less expensive
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I don't know how well the fractal define case reduces sound - but with the included sound-blocking filters you can place in the fan-spots, it should be better... if you're not looking into buying new stuff, all I can say is - get your comp in another room and buy longer cables!
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passive gpu, fanless psu, less than 15 db fans, sound damp foam. low watt cpu and low volt memory and of course ssd's and you have a silent computer
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Phenom II 555 unlocked 4 cores ASUS M4N98TD EVO 2 XFX GTX 260 BLACK EDITION SLI CRUCIAL BALLISTIC TRACER 8GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD BLACK 500GB ASUS 24X DVD/CD BURNER WINDOWS VISTA 64 BIT VIZIO 32' 720P 
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Phenom II 555 unlocked 4 cores ASUS M4N98TD EVO 2 XFX GTX 260 BLACK EDITION SLI CRUCIAL BALLISTIC TRACER 8GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD BLACK 500GB ASUS 24X DVD/CD BURNER WINDOWS VISTA 64 BIT VIZIO 32' 720P 
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CORSAIR TX950 HAF 932 AMD LIMITED EDITION 
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