When choosing how you want your computer to be built, what is your most important goal?
My goal is silence, as mucn as air cooling can give me. never going H20 so i have to carefully choose the amount of fans and type of fans I use. Also, HDs are a big source of noise so im getting seagates barracudas even if they aren't the fastest.
i use all low dba, low cfm 80mm fans - it makes for warmer temps, but the system is rock solid. i can live with the higher temps.
my current lian-li setup is very very quiet except for my quantum and IBM hard drives. can't wait to replace them.