Even though the fan is virtually silent I can hear the air moving past the fan grill. The whooshing is rather annoying. The grill is not a very thin mesh but is rather thick and probably difficult to cut. I was thinking tin snips but it may be too thick to cut. Does anyone have any recommendations?
Wiss snips. Used them to cut the fan grills from my P182 case with minimal effort, and
while the case was fully kitted out with components. No need to gut the case of components, and no need to transport the case to a workbench. It's quick and leaves no mess.
Does anyone have any experience with using the rubber grommets to mount case fans? They are a freaking pain in the arse to put in and after ripping a few just screwed it instead. The Noctua fans hardly seem to vibrate. There may not be an advantage to this technique. What are your thoughts? Thanks!
You're using crap ones. Try the ones that Nexus include with their Real Silent fans, they're the gooiest, softest and toughest ones I've come across so far.