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I will need at least four 120mm fan filters fan filter for my upcoming watercooling build.

What is a cost efficient and easily cleanable air filter?

And is it worth it to filter the air inside your case when the air that is being intaken is already filtered? I was thinking to throw in an extra three 120mm filters for the internal 360mm radiator to minimalize radiator dust cleaning.. or is it not worth it due to the extremely small dust buildup inside an air filtered case?
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post #2 of 10
If the air intake is greater than the exhaust, then no dust will find a way in anywhere except the fans, put filters on the intake fans and you have no dust troubles inside.
Just look on the egg and take your pick. I have a machine with the akasa filter, which looks just like the rosewill one on the egg. You want one that's a 3 part construction, so you just pop the top off, and pull out the filter for cleaning, unless you like dismantling things..
Edited by allikat - 5/15/11 at 2:08pm
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Pantyhose.
That's my plan for the front and side 230mm fans. I would rather have easily removable fan filters for my radiators...
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post #5 of 10
In that case, check out this DEMCiflex filter. You can also get individual 120mm DEMCiflex filters if you want.
One other option would be some ModRight filters.

I would avoid any kind of foam filters, such as the ones on Newegg, as they will get clogged up quickly and are difficult to clean out thoroughly.
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post #6 of 10
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Does anyone have personal experience with DEMCiflex filters?

Wow, that magnetism would actually be really helpful on the bottom radiator; I could just put the fan filters under the case and that would be almost care-free... Are radiators magnetic?
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Yes, I use those all over the place. They work very well, fill up with dust and need to be cleaned every week or two. Real easy rinse under warm water, plop it back on a good to go.

They do cut down the airflow about 25%; the other plastic snap on filters I tried were worse!

Any filter, anything within the center hub width of the fan intake will affect the airflow a lot...

But, those magnetic Demci's are great on steel cases. Just stick right on, easy off, easy clean. Just check your dimensions well.

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This stuff has worked fairly well for me, and is easy to work with as far as cutting and placement.
But you may be looking for something less DIY.
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Quote:
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Does anyone have personal experience with DEMCiflex filters?

Wow, that magnetism would actually be really helpful on the bottom radiator; I could just put the fan filters under the case and that would be almost care-free... Are radiators magnetic?
I used these personally when I had my TJ07.
The filter should stick to the radiator no problem, but it comes with a stick-on magnet in case you need to use on a surface that isn't magnetic, so it will work anywhere.http://www.demcifilter.com/filters_how.php
As Tex said, the dust collects quickly, but these are very easy to remove, clean, and replace into position.
If you check out their website, you can even get them to make custom filters built to your specs (size, frame color, and mesh color).http://www.demcifilter.com/filters_how_choose.php
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post #10 of 10
I've used Modright and am currently using the DemciFlex and the DemciFlex work very well. For my case since it isn't metallic the supplied magnetic strip worked perfectly. Here's a couple of pics sorry for the poor quality my camera sucks.


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