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That's a really good idea to check the air flow,,now i need to find smoke:P i can put the desk on fire tongue.gif ...


Any idea if there's any other way i can check the airflow because i don't have a machine that produces smoke?
i used a bunch of insense sticks.a couple of cheap cigars also will do if you dont mind the smell tongue.gif

That is how I've done it too. But really, just stick your hand in there and feel the airflow. If you have a few internal fans in the right locations the air will move just fine.
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does anyone think having a bigger outake say 2 fans, at the very end but still just have one big intake on the fron be better as it woud create suction or does that just open a whole other can of worms?
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I'd personally keep the intake and outtake fans inside rather than outside the box. Looks slightly more stylish methinks.

they are inside,,just wanted to show on the sketch were the fans are tongue.gif
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does anyone think having a bigger outake say 2 fans, at the very end but still just have one big intake on the fron be better as it woud create suction or does that just open a whole other can of worms?

More exhaust than intake = negative pressure = dust
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More exhaust than intake = negative pressure = dust

please explain?
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does anyone think having a bigger outake say 2 fans, at the very end but still just have one big intake on the fron be better as it woud create suction or does that just open a whole other can of worms?

More exhaust than intake = negative pressure = dust

+1

If you have more intake and maintain a positive pressure, it will help remove the excess heat as well as prevent dust build-up, and I'm sure you don't want to be taking apart your desk just to get rid of dust.

The extra airflow keeps the dust from being able to settle down anywhere.

You could look in to a magnetic or electrostatic filter setup on your intake to help keep dust form getting in your desk in the first place as well biggrin.gif
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More exhaust than intake = negative pressure = dust

please explain?
This explains it pretty well:
http://www.silverstonetek.com/techtalk_cont.php?tid=wh_positive&area=usa

Basically:
Negative pressure = Suction (as you said) = air is being sucked in from every possible hole on the case, and with air comes dust (naturally).
Positive pressure = air is flowing out of the case from every possible hole on the case, which means that dust can't come in from the said holes..
Edited by Blizlake - 1/24/12 at 5:43am
post #68 of 636
As for Air filters you could move the intake fans in-side the case and add a side slot you can access from the back and use a REAL air filter.

http://www.airfiltersdelivered.com/store/custom-air-filter-order-form

Make a 5 x 10 or size long quality air filter and dust wont be an issue at all.
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As for Air filters you could move the intake fans in-side the case and add a side slot you can access from the back and use a REAL air filter.

http://www.airfiltersdelivered.com/store/custom-air-filter-order-form

Make a 5 x 10 or size long quality air filter and dust wont be an issue at all.

Only problem I see with a REAL air filter as opposed to an electrostatic or magnetic one is that the REAL air filter would create a much bigger restriction which could also mean more noise and less overall airflow, but you're right that it would completely stop all dust.
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How about make a cover plate and mount it so that your fan can still suck air from the sides?
Like This. The red is fan, black is "case". Could still use dust filters for extra dust-free insides but even the plate would help.
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