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I just removed the filter from the front of my case and just want to find out how many of you run filterless? How much more dust should i expect to get into the case?

I hope to get noise reduction at idle as the fans have less restriction and temp reductions under load as the air is less restricted. I also think it gives my case a unique touch. How does this sound to you?
post #2 of 26
i run myne filterless but i clean myne once a week but you woldnt need to go that far maybe once every 2 months depending on how dusty your house is
post #3 of 26
my fans are filtered and i'll never go back to unfiltered. i won't clean the inside of my machine frequently enough to keep it in good shape, so i need filters.

i use these: http://www.demcifilter.com/

stylish, work well and easy to clean. i have 4 intake fans covered with these.
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mine are filtered, corsair made some damn good filters in the 500R
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post #5 of 26
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i use these: http://www.demcifilter.com/
stylish, work well and easy to clean. i have 4 intake fans covered with these.

How are those attached? Was thinking of running fine mesh filters on the inside of the fans where they wont be seen.
post #6 of 26
my intake fans are filtered

but the whole top of the case (where the exhaust is) is just a mesh..

so if i dont use my pc for a longer period, ill get it filled with dust from that angle tongue.gif

but i opened my case a couple of weeks ago (the case is from last summer) and there wasnt any mentionable dust anywhere smile.gif
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post #7 of 26
All except my side panel fan and that's only because it doesn't have a filter.
post #8 of 26
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Originally Posted by Lukegrimbley View Post

How are those attached? Was thinking of running fine mesh filters on the inside of the fans where they wont be seen.

by weak magnets. no danger to your components.

if your case is non-ferrous (ie not magnetic), order the non-ferrous filters and they come with a magnetic band that adheres to the case. the adhesive isn't too strong, so the band can be removed and reused without problem.

the filter then magnetically sticks to the band.

to clean you can either removed the filter from the band and wash it, then reapply when dry, or just run a simple duster over the filter like a swiffer duster.

piece of cake, so easy to use and looks great. i'm very satisfied with them. also not too expensive, and he makes custom filters. i had him make a custom filter for my machine and it works great. you can check it out in my build log in my sig if you want.

also, be sure to read the page on his website about positive and negative air pressure. i can make a big difference as well. hence why i have 4 intake and 2 exhaust fans.
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post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by Adam2190 View Post

All except my side panel fan and that's only because it doesn't have a filter.

Mine has one now! thumb.gif




Merry Christmas!




DEMCiflex Magnetic Fan Dust Filter



Linky stinky ====> http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=32466




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Mine has one now! thumb.gif
Merry Christmas!
Linky stinky ====> http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=32466

also by Demciflex. =)
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