When the water level is a bit higher on the overflow teeth, the gurgling goes away. As for the sump portion, it's actually pretty quite but I have that homemade cover over it and an enclosed stand. I don't know... it's only been 3 days and this is my first "large" tank.
Honestly, I don't think I have a bad flow rate, I just thought it would be better. Even if it's running at 500gph, it's running 10x the tank volume or so. Thanks for helping out btw!