Most small offices I've done consulting for have at least stuffed their servers in a closet or something, lol. Stowing them in someones office is stupid.
I really really wouldn't mess with it though. Proliants are very sensitive about hardware. Of course you wouldnt have to worry to much about noise if the 3pin fans didn't work, you would probably be at a diff job after the server breaks
Just pile up some crap between it and you, that usually cuts down on noise a bit.
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