ExtremeTech writes: "It seems like Microsoft, in designing the Xbox 360, set out to create the loudest game console ever built by mankind-and we wouldn't be surprised if it succeeded. When you turn on a 360 and its rear fans start to spin, it sounds like a Cessna revving up for takeoff. Then the DVD drive kicks in and the Cessna transforms into a full blown 747.
Jason Cross attempted to silence, or at least quiet down, an Xbox 360 some time ago. Since then, ready-made mods have appeared to help with noise. We're talking about the Talismoon Whisper Fan for the 360, made to spec to replace the 360's stock, noisy dual-fan unit.
Getting into an Xbox 360 isn't easy unless you have the proper tools. Thankfully, a company created unlock kits (for this article, we used the kit known as V2) that perfectly fit the various tabs and screws you have to manipulate to get the 360's case open."