ya i think i'll have to do a lot with changin a lot of items and making a bunch of changes.
-- I use the generic hs and fan that came with the AMD 1Ghz CPU(prolly get a zana hs+fan)
-- geforce 4 440mx(ya I know it's crap!)
-- IBM 60GB 60GXP(if the case is big enuff, maybe suspend this)
-- Seagate 18GB SCSI HD(actually runs pretty quiet for a SCSI)
-- Generic fans for input and output air(I'll prolly have to get lower rpm fans)
thx for the recommendations, chief! after reading a bunch of articles and posts on this site, it appears that minimizing overall case vibration, moderating fan and hd sound emissions, and doing the little things will make all the difference in silencing that computer.