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$800 quiet but not silent build?

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Hello all,

I am looking to make a pretty quiet (silent not necessary) build. What I would like is something that will play some games (Total War series is a particular favorite) and probably act as a decent DVR (1080p) if I want it to.

From research I figured this might be a starting point for specs:
- core i5 (not sure if I need a 2500k or something less)
- 4 gig DDR3 1600
- quiet power supply (but probably not too big)
- 1T 7200 drive (I could always add more later)
- optical drive
- quiet'ish (or silent) gaming card

I do not need the most screaming graphic card out there, but something that should be able to handle games for 3-4 years, even if you have to step down the graphics a bit.

I also am not a major overclocker, but I came here because you all seem to really know your hardware, and I don't. I much prefer stability and don't want to have to worry about airflow if I am overclocking. If I can get both accomplished that would be nice, but not a priority.

Can this be accomplished?

Thank you very much in advance for any assistance.
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In all seriousness, it doesn't really matter what components you put in your computer; the biggest noise makers are the case, cpu cooler, and gpu cooler. You stated no information about the case you want to get, nor if you are going to get an aftermarket CPU cooler.
GPU side; I personally have a 6850 Cyclone and it is rather silent and runs cool. However, I have heard NOTHING but good things about the TwinFrzr series. I would stay away from reference cards if you care about noise.
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