All our systems are designed to minimise noise, to have effective cooling solutions and good heat dissipation, we put a lot of work into getting that right - however, the Muse+ doesn't need to worry about all that as it's completely and totally silent. The Muse+ can be sitting right there, in your acoustic space, while you're recording instruments and using microphones. It has no moving parts, no fans, no SATA drives clicking away in fact sometimes you're not even sure that it's on. This beautifully crafted case works as an elegant heatsink, drawing heat away from the CPU and radiating it into the open air. The Muse+ doesn't need to be put away, under a desk or in a cupboard, it needs air and deserves a place on your desk.