I think there are probably better options but at least in my case i don't get the rattling. At least with the settings i use i don't. I just went in & tested FEI since I've mostly kept it off since day one & at least with my settings even turning FEI on i don't really get rattling there is a small sound difference with it on or off but not rattling more so like you can hear the internals working but i'd say the fan makes more noise. But i don't think FEI is worth having on anyways. For me it just feels like it adds a little more chatter to the wheel but not in a way that it's giving any real useful information. There are other nice options out there & but if you want fanatec i would recommend skipping the CSL elite & go to the Clubsport if it's in the budget. As the CSL is certainly the lesser quality wheel in terms of materials & durability (i have had to replace a faulty position sensor & a cracked plastic piece). I only went with it since it was $300 for the base P1 wheel & 2 pedal set on black friday. With that said i am still satisfied with the wheels performance & don't have the issues others are experiencing. I do remember it sounding & feeling completely horrific the first time i started the demo up with the wheel before i knew how to setup ffb. Then when i bought rF2 i was able to mess with the FFB settings & have had a good experience every since.