We have previously covered a number of noise issues with the Power Mac G5. One of the problems commonly reported is that the fan for the build-to-order Radeon 9800 is surprisingly loud. To add a bit more perspective on just how loud the Radeon 9800 is, reader Robert Shephard writes:
"I have just run my dual G5 with the BTO ATI Radeon 9800 card removed and all of the noises from the machine are virtually gone! There is only the VERY faint sound of the fans running, barely audible. I cannot believe the difference without the video card."