This post was inspired by a particular gentleman's build involving the same thought process;
Market: RGB all the things
Me: run for the hills
But it was not always this way for me. I originally built this computer way back when these parts were considered pretty much top of the line in 2013/14 and back then i was going for the jankiest pc with the maximum 'w**k factor' possible. Big huge enclosure, an AIO with LED fans (which sounded like a jet engine taking off at full speed) and the cherry on top was the Bitfenix LED strip that i glued on the bottom to give the corny underglow effect seen on cars in the original "fast and furious". Needless to say, i've grown up a little since then. I've taken on a double degree in Finance and Engineering at university and hence, moved from pretty much 100% gaming to 3d rendering Computer Aided Design work, photo editing, Forex Trading and (albeit significantly less) gaming.
I started the makeover a few months ago by getting rid of the case, AIO and the fans which seem to belong in a hovercraft rather than a pc. Replacing them with much more sensible ones from noctua and a brand spanking new case from Fractal. Awesome! But it wasn't enough, by now the only component that was actually making noise was the horrendous thermaltake PSU that i bought when originally building the pc. Needless to say that went out the window too and in came a nice 1000w 80+ platnium one (I got a cracker deal on a second hand one and YES i am aware it is overkill for what i'm running)
And the best part of the whole upgrade you might ask? For one the build is absolutely silent, like i could probably fall asleep next to the thing running Prime95 all night long (And i'm a light sleeper too). But in addition to this thanks to good old gumtree and negotiating the hell out of most of these parts i the upgrade ended up yielding a 15$ profit from where i began. Bonus!