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Hey there fellow OCNers,

I need dust filters. I would make my own but 1) I'm not that good and 2) I need something that can be easily removed and cleaned on a semi-annaul basis and 3) I'm definitely not that good.

I'm not sure the "types" of dust filters out there, but I know they have the magnetic type. What other types of dust filters are out there that are easy to use? I have an M8 and the front of my case is easily removed so they may be able to sit in front of that area.

What I need are both individual 120mm fan filters as well as 360mm fan filters for my radiator setup.

Can anyone suggest a different brand or type of filter? I would like to buy today if possible since the build in my sig has been entirely disassembled.

I'm currently looking at these DEMCiflex filters. They apparently do a fantastic job of filtering but cut airflow to a certain extent. However, I can't find the triple version anywhere! Does anyone know where I can find this or an alternative?

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I'm not really concerned with airflow as much as I am dust since I have a cat and extreme dust/hair build-up. My radiators were coated in dust and my fans were sadly gray again like the regular GTs are (I painted mine black). Do you think since I have GTs, and they typically have high static pressure, that it may be okay to limit airflow in favor of a clean computer?

On my next rig, I actually plan to get the GT3000s (I guess this is what they're called since they do 3000 RPM) for a GTX radiator if all goes as planned and I'm sure these will be fine. ^_^
Edited by xyeLz - 2/27/12 at 8:16am
post #2 of 6
for the 120mm fan holes, your best bet is the wave mesh style filter like this

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it offers less air resistance then the demciflex and still offers good filtering performance. the wave mesh style filter has higher surface area then the flat type (demciflex) and are able to allow more air to pass through per static pressure. to find a vender for the wave mesh style filter, just google "120mm aluminum filter" and there should be plenty of venders that show up

as for the triple rad filter... I think you're stuck with demciflex since the aluminum filters aren't made in odd sizes. (only 80mm and 120mm that i'm aware of)
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Check Xoxide.com for the above filters they carry them.
     
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or just use pantyhose. cheap, simple to implement and it doesnt take rocket science to use
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I have the magnetic one you posted, and while I can't give you numbers showing air flow, I can tell you that they are extremely fine screens. I want to say they are silk screens but I'm not 100% sure.

They work great, easy to clean, and I feel its has very little adverse effects on air flow.

Also for a 140 fan screen I have http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9589/ffi-35/ModRight_FilterRight_140mm_Black_Aluminum_Fan_Filter.html?tl=g47c223s885 Not as fine as a screen, but keeps the dust out.
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