I built my own quasi-HTPC and it's in my 19 inch audio rack which is in my listening/ HT room. It's a little on the noisey side for my tastes but the way Victorians are laid out, I have no choice in location. The processor an AMD athlon XP 2200+, had it's own fan which is the noise. Since the case has a large amount of open space I thought by using the foam that deadens noise in car doors might help. I was wrong I next got a blower that goes in a PCI slot. Helps a little. I am afraid to disable the processor fan or get another. Are my fears justified or are there better fans via 2rd party choices? I have gone to a few web sites and came away more confused than ever. Also adding an expensive Ni cooled system is not possible right now due to the price. Any ideas would be great! Thanks!