Well I guess it is a little loud if you are right up on it but that is down to personal opinion. I dont hear it because I have a strange pc setup with everything intergrated in to my home theater and use wireless mouse +keyboard from couch. I sit at a desk all day and be damned if I going to do it when I want to relax with a game !
The pc is behind the black curtain which is a small storage area. See the dvd drive on top of the right speaker ?