So we just moved into a new office last Friday. However in the room I will be in we needed 8 desks and PC's and there was only like 2 network points already in that room. So we got a network switch and put it in there but the noise it was making was noisy. Not at all loud but loud enough so that hearing it all day would annoy me very much. I spoke to one of the other guys I work with who would be sitting on the desk right next to it and got him to agree with me and we raised the issue with my boss. So if you look in the pictures what my boss did was move it from on top of that shelf to inside the cupboard below it. We just drilled a few holes in it for the cables to go though and also for some ventilation. However it seems counter productive because before I went home a few hours after I opened it up and it was quite warm inside and I think because of that it was making the fan spin up even louder which would defeat the whole purpose of putting it inside to make the room more quiet. There's really no where else to put it and the only other way to resolve this would be to ask to move me to another room or ask them to see if they have a more quieter replacement they can use. But I doubt they have any other ones because thats probably all they have and I dont know if they would want to spend money of a better one (thats actually a switch for use on a big rack so its not really suitable technically) and with moving to another room there are 2 main rooms, this one and another and then maybe 10 other single small rooms not getting used that are a bit out the way which might make me look anti-social. Suggestions?