Fan noise is one of the few things I'm reluctant to compromise on when building a computer. I'm not big into gaming or overclocking these days so my most recent builds have all featured low-end graphics cards and stock CPU clocks.

My appreciation for a quiet system became even more apparent after living with a couple of Litecoin mining rigs for the past month. A machine that can be heard outside your front door can certainly challenge your sanity.

With this week's open forum, we're curious to know how loud your primary computer is. Simply vote for the option that best describes your system in the included poll and if you'd like, feel free to share your cooling setup with us in the comments below.