Originally Posted by Cannonkill
They should be adjustable from 20% to 100% at 12v. You can get a controler for the fans or u can get a speed reducer like the one that comes with the sp120 silent edition to go to 7v from 12v
Thanks, but I had the issue resolved simply by raising the level of the fan above the netted opening by 2mm. I used special screws and bolts, which is what elevated the fan. Once I did that - no more strange noise!!!
I still wonder how else i can improve the looks of my current setup given the tools and wires i have right now. I realize cable sleeving is what makes it look awesome, but there's got to be ways to hide cables better or do something else to get to 8.75 out of 10 or even 9 out of 10 state! I already made a few changes, so I will take a few pics and post them ASAP.