Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
Posts: 915 from 2004/2/8
My concern now is the reports that a G5 sounds like a jet engine on crack...aka loud.
Not really. But poorly serviced ones can be a bit noisy.
If your gfx card is a fanless one then a G5 can be quite silent (if maintained properly and that includes proper thermal calibration and good thermal compound between CPU and heatsink). The water cooled models (2,5 and 2,7 GHz) are more tricky - as the LCS most probably needs an overhaul and not only new thermal grease between CPU and water block - but nevertheless shouldn't be anything near a "jet engine".