Enclosures and acoustic damping to help quiet them.
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I'd be grateful for a steer from anyone familiar with the 550D case on whether the Corsair case fans are best suited for the job. I was thinking of swapping x2 front and x1 rear 120mm fans for Noiseblockers (M12-S2) but if the Corsairs are as good as any other 120mms, or there is something preferable to the Noiseblockers, I'd be grateful to hear about it. I was also thinking of using a Scythe Kaze Master II (retractable knobs) fan controller.
You could build the PC and see if the Corsair fans work for you - silence is subjective
1080p Gaming build: i5-4670K, Mugen 4, Asrock Z97 Anniversary, MSI GTX 1660 Gaming X, 8GB 1866 RAM, Samsung 860 Evo 500GB, Crucial MX100 256GB, WD Red 2TB, Samsung DVD burner, Fractal Define R4, Antec True Quiet 140 (2 front + rear) case fans, Seasonic SSR-550FX. 35W idle, 45-55W video streaming, 170-200W WoW, 318W stress test (Prime95 + Furmark)