The idea is to have a very quiet and energy efficient PC which will be used as a HTPC in the room where I sleep. Additionally I would like it to be able to play modern games at a reasonable resolution on low-med settings at 30fps+. It will also be used to occasional run multiple VM's (as many as 5) for the purpose of testing/training (I work in IT and am studying for several MS certs). Other then that it will be used for general purpose computing, possibly some occasional light video editing/encoding.
Because I am trying to keep this PC silent and energy efficient I would like to stick to a 45w cpu and passively cooled gpu if at all possible.
Case-Antec Sonata III 500 Quiet Super Mid Tower ATX Case ($120)http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000QA ... PDKIKX0DER
PSU-EarthWatts 500-watt power supply unit (Comes with case)http://www.amazon.com/Antec-EA-500-ATX- ... 227&sr=1-2
Board-ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AMD 970 & SB950 ATX DDR3 800 AMD - AM3+ Motherboard ($85)http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005PO ... PDKIKX0DER
CPU-Athlon II x4 605E ($80)http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004BT ... 4HB43UEDVL
GPU- AMD Radeon HD7750 Ultimate Edition ($125)http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007M8 ... PDKIKX0DER
RAM- 8GB (2GBX4) Mushkin Essentials DDR3 (Already Have)
HDD- WD Caviar Green 1TB WD10EARX ($100http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0053Y ... PDKIKX0DER
Will add one additional fan to case- Nexus 120MM Silent Case Fan ($14)http://www.amazon.com/Nexus-120mm-PWM-S ... 025&sr=8-5
Total- Right about $550
All suggestions are appreciated.