I have a 2 x 3 ghz quad-core Xeon MP that is rather loud. I want to use it for recording music, but right now it is just too damn loud. It would really be advantageous if it were in the same room as the recording, at the moment, but this is just not possible with all the noise it makes. Even for mixing it is too loud unless I wear noise-cancelling headphones. One possible reason for some of the noise is that it also has a Radeon 5770 graphics card with its own fan, but I feel like that fan isn't as loud as the other two (?). I read on another forum someone saying that Mac Pros are supposed to be very silent and that if yours is making a lot of noise there is something wrong with it. Is this true? I find it slightly hard to believe. I have a friend who's a certified tech and he said that they are never really all that quiet. I have a Mac Mini which is pretty silent. If possible I'd love to get my MP as quiet as that, but I know that might be asking a bit much. I know they make silencing cases, but I tend to assume this is a bad idea because it will just got hotter in there and it may start to run poorly or even risk overheating to a dangerous (for the computer) degree. Any thoughts on this or tips? I've actually been considering buying a laptop just because it would be quieter, but it seems this is a potentially more powerful machine.