I've been following this thread for quite some time know. Figured it might be time I contributed a bit. This is my current gaming rig.
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570k @ 4.4Ghz.
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i with Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition Fans.
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1600 Mhz 4x4 GB.
GPU: Asus Direct CUII Radeon 7970 TOP Edition.
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth Z77
SSD: Samsung 840 120 GB.
HDD: Western Digital Green 2 TB.
PSU: Corsair AX850 with white sleeved cables.
Fan controller: NZXT Sentry Mesh.
Monitors: 3x BenQ GL2450HM.
Misc: Corsair K90 keyboard and Vengeance 2000 headset.
Loving this rig. The only thing auditble is the GPU when fans are at 50% or higher. (Which is practially never).
Also using a NZXT White LED Strip, though the pictures really don't do it justice.