My xbox makes more noise than I expected it would. Everywhere I've read that it should be really quiet. When I'm playing the witcher I can hear a fan working really hard though. It sounds like one of those old 40mm fans running 5000 RPM in an old PC. I can hear the sound (high pitch) without paying attention to it, at 4m range.
I have placed a 120mm fan next to it to provide some airflow, which helps a little, but is ofcourse not what i had in mind when I bought the console.
The console is 1 week old, and placed in the top of the tv bench: http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/80297021/. The backside is completely open and the space is 15+cm high.
Is this sound normal? Any ideas?