PS3s make a lot of noise? Have you ever tried playing with a fat Xbox 360? The things sound like old vacuum cleaners...
I have the slim one, it's the cd drive that's making all those noise. running game without cd is not so bad.
Another thing worth trying, run a vacuum cleaner over the consoles exhaust ports. Dust build up around the cooling fan makes it noisy.
Thanks, I need to do that with my laptop fan too, It must be full of dust in there.
Seriously. I have the original white one, sounds like one of those floor fans that make you sound like a robot when you talk into them. But if you wrap it in heavy, wool blankets...
and if you put my ps3 against the wall, or on a wooden floor, it sounds like a minor earthquake due to vibration from the drive.