Yesterday I found a great Mac Mini deal on Craigslist. It's the upgraded 2012 2.6 Quad Core. - 2012 Mac Mini - i7 Quad Core @ 2.6 GHz - 16 GB RAM - 512 GB SSD - 1 TB HDD I'm excited to have a real desktop Mac with a considerable amount of internal storage, both of which are firsts for me as a long time laptop user. But laptops are such a waste and inconvenience when 95% of the time I'm docked and connected to an external screen and monitor. Kind of ridiculous that I have to buy a 2012 computer to get these features, but you already know that. However, upon plugging in the Mac Mini it's loud. Constant fan noise at idle. The fans are relatively quiet, but definitely audible at all times. I'd describe my Retina MacBook Pro 13" as being completely silent at idle. The fans are audible only under load. Perhaps the "asymmetric fan blades" reduce fan noise to an imperceptible level. This Mac Mini seems to idle at about 40° or 50° celsius. The fans have stayed steady at 1800 RPM. Is this normal operation and noise level for the Mac Mini? Constant audible fan noise? Disappointing if so. I was expecting it to be silent at idle and light work, and kick up the fans like the rMBP upon load. Has anyone had any luck making the Mac Mini silent through fan software or some kind of aftermarket hardware base/fan/heatsink?