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So what's the secret to a dustless filterless pc? Positive pressure?
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So what's the secret to a dustless filterless pc? Positive pressure?

That's what its called. More intake fans than exhaust fans, assuming that all fans are of the same size and cfm.

But there's more to it than that - here's a good explanation of positive pressure in all of its aspects.


Add: My bad - dustless and filterless do not work together. Dustless and filters on intake fans, that works.
Edited by socketus - 4/10/13 at 3:41pm
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So what's the secret to a dustless filterless pc? Positive pressure?
I suspect overall airflow is more important in a filter less system than positive pressure, and it is not dustless. There is a thin layer of dust (I haven't cleaned it in a several months...). A little dust inside my case does not bother me as long as it does not impact performance and isn't totally caked.

I can certainly see how people that do the really exquisite builds would be loath to see any dust; that's just not me. I want to spend my time playing rather than cleaning. Or working on the honeydo list...

The pleasant surprise is that the two month layer of dust is thinner than I expected.
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I suspect overall airflow is more important in a filter less system than positive pressure, and it is not dustless. There is a thin layer of dust (I haven't cleaned it in a several months...). A little dust inside my case does not bother me as long as it does not impact performance and isn't totally caked.

I can certainly see how people that do the really exquisite builds would be loath to see any dust; that's just not me. I want to spend my time playing rather than cleaning. Or working on the honeydo list...

The pleasant surprise is that the two month layer of dust is thinner than I expected.

That's good to hear because I still get a thin layer of dust while using filters - after a few months myself. I don't care much for dusting but when I do I usually get from 5-10C load temp drop, which is really nice especially during summer months.
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Quick question-
While reading your build I noticed a DIY air filter. That is exactly what I need. Can you link me to it. I tried hardware store but can't find a good source.
Dave
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Quick question-
While reading your build I noticed a DIY air filter. That is exactly what I need. Can you link me to it. I tried hardware store but can't find a good source.
Dave


Um, mainsil went filterless. But if you wanna see some alternatives to filtering a Case Labs case for dust,

Check this post for dust filter approaches.
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