I am using a Dell Precision 390 workstation for general home office purposes and it suits my needs well so I wouldn't think about replacement yet.
The only thing that drives me mad about it is the volume of the video card: NVVIDIA Quadro FX 3450. Now I tried all improvements, updates and fixes I could find on the net but nothing could help at all, it is still humming like a hovercraft under my desk and I can't take it no more. the bios patch for high fan volume on the dell support site is not compatible with my version of the quadro fx 3450...
Can you recommend a SILENT replacement for this card, performance is not an issue, I don't have any games installed, I am just using it to surf and write.
the specs: 4GB RAM, Intel Core2Duo 2,66 E6700 nVIDIA QUADRO FX 3450.
on the long run I would be interested in trying to build a hackintosh with this system, so a compatibility there is a bonus, but not imperative, the focus is on low volume asap.
Thanks for any help, I will just have to get rid of the whole desktop if I can't improve this.