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Unless you're using 90mm fans the noise from case fans and coolers is negligible. The amount of noise these things make is up to you so it can be a quiet as you like. The only thing that's going to be making noise is the GPU and that totally depends on which card you get and what thermals you want.
If I go with a silent profile I can make it so I loose a little bit of GPU boost so my 1080 runs just under 2000mhz by keeping the fans from rising above an audible level (the default fan curve is already like this).
If your case is set up to efficiently remove heat from the GPU and CPU while having plenty of intake for both, there's really no need to run fans at full speed since they'll be moving enough air at lower speeds.
As always, how loud your rig sounds is totally up to you.
Plus all GPUs and motherboards offer a fan off setting so the fans aren't even running when idle (unless you want them to).

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