I want to build a computer that's totally silent.
I also want to build a state-of-the-art top-end computer - dual-processor opterons. And a 15krpm SCSI hard drive - probably the same one I've got in this computer. And a graphics card. 6800 or X800 or whatever the state-of-the-art is at that point.
I don't think these goals are necessarily mutually exclusive. But it might take quite a bit of work.
(No, "long cables" isn't acceptable.)
I'll go into this in more detail later. I think I might need a website.