"Too loud"

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by daveIT, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. daveIT macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2006
    AK, USA
    It's funny hearing everyone say that Mac Pros are "too loud". I work around racks of servers everyday that hum like mo fos, so when i get home even my old iMac 266 doesn't sound that bad.

    I don't sleep in the same room as my computer, so I guess that could be a valid complaint...
  2. Killyp macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006
    If I was using the computer in a recording studio (which I do), and I was going to spend the couple of £K it costs to buy one of these beasts, I would expect it to be quite quiet... :rolleyes:
  3. wallock, Nov 2, 2006
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2013

    wallock macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2006
  4. daveIT thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2006
    AK, USA
    Wouldn't the computer be in another room with all the sound boards, etc...
  5. mopppish macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2005
    Lots of pro and project studios have at least some isolation for their macs/pcs.
    My dad's got a sealed, silent rack right under his mixer, and it helps A LOT with his old dual G4.
    If you're going to expect ANY kind of up-to-date power from a computer, as opposed to the below-top-spec Mac Mini's, then you have to expect to deal with at least some noise.
  6. apfhex macrumors 68030


    Aug 8, 2006
    Northern California
    Where? I've heard nothing but how quiet they are compared to other tower PCs (esp the G5's).

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