Hello guys, new guy here. This looks like a generally active and very helpful PC community so I decided to post my planned build here for advice before committing any cash. I'm pretty much a novice when it comes to this stuff but for the past week I've been looking into every component and learning what I should be going for in each category. I'm building the rig for gaming, by the way. Before I go on, I would just like to state that of utmost importance to me is quietness in a PC. I understand that to achieve maximum quietness in a PC, there would either have to be a compromise in performance or I would have to spend considerably more on a high-end chassis and possibly the right fans. Power consumption is also an important factor for me. Based on my requirements, I have come to the following build. I have taken into account what compromises I may or may not have to make. But am stuck on a couple of components and would appreciate some advice as to which direction I should go in. This is what I've planned so far: PSU - Be Quiet E9 600W Motherboard - ASUS P8Z68-V LX CPU - Intel i5 2500K (will be overclocking to around 4.5 every now and again) Cooler - Noctua NH-D14 GPU - AMD Radeon HD 6850/6870 (whichever is quieter under load) RAM - Corsair XMS3 8 GB : 2 x 4 GB Memory DDR3 - DIMM 240-pin - 1600 MHz HDD - WD Caviar Blue 500 GB - 600 MBps - 7200 rpm I'm going to keep my current PC's monitor and DVD drive as I don't want to let them go to waste and I can keep costs down as a result. And I won't be using a sound card as the ASUS motherboard produces adequate sound, or so I'm told. So as you can see I've pretty much decided on everything except the actual chassis. Up until yesterday I had been set on the Cooler Master Storm Sniper. But having looked at benchmark testing for it I've found that the cooling system may not be as good as I initially perceived it to be. Granted, the tests I looked at were from a couple of years ago and were using mid-end hardware for that time, so maybe my doubts are unnecessary. Anyway, having said that, I've narrowed it down to either the Storm Sniper or a Cooler Master HAF 932. Many reviews I've looked at say the Storm Sniper has a great airflow system out of the box and, above all, is very quiet. However I've also seen many good things said about the HAF 932, particularly that it punches way above its weight. I'm still leaning towards the SS but if anybody has one of these cases or knows of any recent benchmarks with it, I'd be grateful for some info here regarding temperature and sound levels. I'm open to any suggestions regarding my build. If you think something should be replaced with something you feel is better, please let me know. So, what do you guys think?