Gah, guess i'll have to live with it then..
see my problem is, i am planning on running watercooling, but that won't be ready for 2 or 3 weeks after i get my system built, so i was just wanting to not have a loud computer for those 2 or 3 weeks, and it wasn't worth the money to buy an aftermarket cooler just for that short of a time period...
thanks for the replies, guys.
It was loud with Pentium D and Prescott cores, but the C2D runs cool so that the fan can spin down a lot, if only you enable automatic fan control in BIOS.
Oh, and WB griz