need ideas for new build

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need ideas for new build

Hello fellow tightwadders,

  i am looking at building a newer system that is as fast or faster then my current machine(details to follow).  i want to build a energy efficient machine that is as close to 100% noiseless as possible.  currently the most noise i hear is from the power supply (550w). i built this system back when i was playing MMO's, now i only play a few games on facebook, do some minor web dev(have linux on a vm for dev work) and backup dvds from time to time. 

i think the hdd controller on this board is starting to go bad, have had to rma 2 drives in the last 60 days.  can hear disks spinning up randomly at times.

current machine is:

Operating System
            Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
            Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 @ 2.50GHz    148 °F
            Yorkfield 45nm Technology
            8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 1726MHz (5-5-5-18)
            MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD P43 Neo3 (MS-7514) (CPU 1)    110 °F
            X224W DVI (1680x1050@60Hz)
            Standard Monitor (1280x1024@75Hz)
            896MB GeForce GTX 260 (XFX Pine Group)    171 °F
        Hard Drives
            75GB Western Digital WDC WD800JD-00MSA1 ATA Device (SATA)    96 °F
            932GB Seagate ST31000528AS ATA Device (SATA)    106 °F
            190GB Maxtor 6V200E0 ATA Device (SATA)    101 °F
        Optical Drives
            ASUS DRW-24B3LT ATA Device
            Realtek High Definition Audio


thanks in advance for your ideas,


(aka Gordon)