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It is generally more beneficial to house your storage in a separate enclosure. The simplest is to purchase a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device with lots of drive bays and connect it in a room where you won't hear the drives/fans and not have to deal with heat dissipation. You can purchase a stand-alone drive with robotic loader to enable ripping onto the NAS.
You can then make a very quiet HTPC that is attached to your receiver/pre-pro/display. Your media will also then be accessible by other devices either local or remote.
Media Room: LG oled65c7, Marantz AV8805, Sherbourn 7/2100, Emotiva A-300, Studer A80, Studer Revox b795, Nakamichi RX-202, HTPC, exaSound e38, Sweetvinyl Sugarcube SC-2, (2) Piega P10, Piega Coax Center, (6) Piega AP 1.2, Hsu VTF-15h mk2
Office: Emotiva mini-x A100, Geek Pulse, (2) KEF LS-50, Goldenear FF 4, PC, NAS 130TB
Bedroom: Panasonic TCP55vt35, Marantz NR1200, Dune 3 Prime, (2) Elac Uni-Fi UB5