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Other than having good mesh filters and bi-weekly maintenance of the filters, how to keep my system (soon to be built) dust free/hair free? I should mention I have a dog and a cat (dog is my profile pic) and their fur seems to get in EVERYTHING, even if I keep my office closed fur still gets in there... While I'm at it, in your opinion which are the best filters (performance and durability)?

Also should the filters be behind the fans or in front, I've seen both, so I just want a definite answer.

*I have a work supplied workstation and I have filters for all intake, and somehow I still see hair and dust in the system. Luckily they upgrade my station every six months so I don't bother cleaning it excessively.

**Putting this thread in WC section since it will be WC

Thanks
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Make sure you have more intake than exhaust, as if you're exhaust is higher you'll be pulling in air from any crevice in the case, which won't be filtered. Keep in mind that filters reduce your airflow, so simply having 3 intake and 3 exhaust fans isn't going to give you the same amount of intake and exhaust. I'd put the filters in front of the fans, since it keeps the fans themselves cleaner too. If they're after the fans, you'll need to clean both the filters and the fan blades.
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Make sure you have more intake than exhaust, as if you're exhaust is higher you'll be pulling in air from any crevice in the case, which won't be filtered. Keep in mind that filters reduce your airflow, so simply having 3 intake and 3 exhaust fans isn't going to give you the same amount of intake and exhaust. I'd put the filters in front of the fans, since it keeps the fans themselves cleaner too. If they're after the fans, you'll need to clean both the filters and the fan blades.

Ah yeah that makes sense, try to keep a positive pressure in the case. Thanks.
Ok that's what I thought too, to keep the filters on top of the fans.
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i actually thought about getting a decent air purifier once i build my small computer/network lab but not sure how good it will work keeping dust out of my equipemnt but i beleive my enviroment should be nice and clean thus less dust/dead skin in the air thumb.gif
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