I guess a lot of you people take special care to buy/build a computer which isn't too noisy. Same here. When I built my current machine 3 years ago, I used Noctua fans (one for the video card instead of the stock one). Together with the Corsair PSU, a very silent computer overall.
Now the fans are getting old and noisier - still not as bad as stock ones by far, but not completely silent. Since winter is coming (I feel like a Stark when saying this) so I used some resistors to keep them slower, but they'll need replacement.
Any ideas which fans should I go for this time - Noctua again or something else?
Currently I have:
Intake: 12 cm 1300 rpm
outtake: 12 cm 1200 rpm (the 'outtake' type)
cpu: 12 cm 1200 rpm
video card: 12 cm 800 rpm (outtake type)
Also just this weekend I upgraded the system hard drive to a faster and noisier one (WD Black, it won't shut up), I may need to upgrade or at least damp the case as well. Currently I have an old Enermax Chakra. Any ideas for a decent replacement?