It's even worse than that, this is the second set of fans. The original set was just too loud.
I really enjoy these speakers. They're a Jim Holtz design, which you can learn about here: http://speakerdesignworks.com/Statements_Monitor.html
I've got enough cooling capacity that all the fans run under 500rpm, and the whole system is quieter than the noise floor of the room it's in.
I game on it quite a bit. It's just home theater, big screen, surround sound couch gaming.
Not really, I'm sort of paranoid about taking graphics cards apart. If I do a water cooled gpu at some point it will be when I upgrade and get a EVGA Hydro edition card with the water block already mounted.
I just wanted to share in a couple different places. And if you follow that thread to the end you'll see I just finished it last weekend. Or finished it the second time rather, after I quit using it as a desk.