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1 caveat I'd like to add is to figure out if your case has negative or positive pressure.

If it's a positive pressure case, you're actually better off leaving the PC on and having filters over all the intakes. This is because while on, no dust will get in without hitting the filters, while when turned off, dust can get in.

Silverstone sells magnetic air filters you can pretty much just throw over a fan opening (assuming it's flat).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999226

Other options include pantyhose, the scrubbing part of sponges (can buy sheets of this) or central AC filters (like $5 in Home depot, just cut em to size you want).
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post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by banthracis View Post
1 caveat I'd like to add is to figure out if your case has negative or positive pressure.

If it's a positive pressure case, you're actually better off leaving the PC on and having filters over all the intakes. This is because while on, no dust will get in without hitting the filters, while when turned off, dust can get in.

Silverstone sells magnetic air filters you can pretty much just throw over a fan opening (assuming it's flat).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999226

Other options include pantyhose, the scrubbing part of sponges (can buy sheets of this) or central AC filters (like $5 in Home depot, just cut em to size you want).
Hmm those are interesting.

How do they work? I take the fan off and put it on the front of the fan? It just latches on?

I'm pretty sure my fan is plastic. Last time I saw magnetic plastic...
post #14 of 21
I always put my computer to sleep when I'm not at the house or going to sleep, not only to save on dust collection, but also on my power bill. Every penny counts.
post #15 of 21
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Hmm those are interesting.

How do they work? I take the fan off and put it on the front of the fan? It just latches on?

I'm pretty sure my fan is plastic. Last time I saw magnetic plastic...
You stick it to the case, covering the fan grill/opening fan goes.

Won't work with a plastic case, but I'm pretty sure caselabs hasn't made a plastic case yet
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I wonder if you are getting all that junk in your lungs too? You ought to worry about your room air directly, not how your room air messes with your PC.
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post #17 of 21
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I wonder if you are getting all that junk in your lungs too? You ought to worry about your room air directly, not how your room air messes with your PC.
Thanks for the concern.

For the most part I try to keep my room pretty clean. I vacuum at least once a week because I have a black carpet and I hate seeing anything on it.

Unfortunately, a combination of our shedbeast (aka cat) and the shedpro (my girlfriend) and the mastershed (myself), I think that we're causing most of the issues. Then there's typical fuzzies or whatnot from some of my blankets that also used to get in there, but I think with my computer turned and lifted it will be a bit better from the fuzzies at least.

My only issue with putting those filters on my case is that I feel like it's sticking 24" spinners on a Ferrari.

I am not sure whether my computer is positive or negative pressure.

Here's my schematic description.

5 FRONT FANS as INTAKE
- 2 front left
- 3 front right
- (vented area on right of case)
6 TOP FANS as OUTTAKE (push for 2 radiators)
- 3 top left
- 3 top right
- (vented area on right of case as previously mentioned)
1 BACK FAN as OUTTAKE
- 1 back left
1 PSU FAN
- 1 back right - blows out the right side ventilated area (as previously mentioned...again)

Hope this helps. :/
Edited by xyeLz - 10/27/11 at 12:59pm
post #18 of 21
Negative pressure. Will be sucking in all manner of crap. As you are watercooling, change everything to intake and put a filter on every fan. MUCH less dust and should get you better temps too.
    
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Negative pressure. Will be sucking in all manner of crap. As you are watercooling, change everything to intake and put a filter on every fan. MUCH less dust and should get you better temps too.
Really?

Won't this trap heat? How does it get out?
post #20 of 21
Gets forced out through the case vents and PCI brackets. Trust me, it works.
    
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