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I have an intake fan that I do not want to use because I am afraid it will bring dust into the case. Is that a problem for anyone else? Have you used an intake fan and if so, does it bring dust into the case?

If I use the intake fan then I am going to hook it up to my fan controller and put it on the lowest setting possible.
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post #2 of 9
You have to have an intake fan or your case will heat up pretty quickly. Most decent cases will have at least one filtered intake fan spot, if not you can pick up a dust filter for a small amount of money. Having no intake fan will actually bring more dust in to the case because of the negative pressure it will cause.
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Have you read this THREAD yet? It will give you some good ideas about airflow and dust.
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post #4 of 9
If you are worried about it you could add filters.
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by Thready View Post

I have an intake fan that I do not want to use because I am afraid it will bring dust into the case. Is that a problem for anyone else? Have you used an intake fan and if so, does it bring dust into the case?

If I use the intake fan then I am going to hook it up to my fan controller and put it on the lowest setting possible.

Dust will always be there no matter what you do so don't worry about it (unless you are in an area that is super dusty, open house, near dirt road or with lots of pets). Prioritize optimizing your airflow to keep your computer cool and just do a quick dusting every month or so using the almighty Datavac http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW thumb.gif
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post #6 of 9
Adding filters will help. Most cases already come with some sort of intake filter.

Having filters can make life a bit easier on cleaning the inside of the case when the times comes.
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post #7 of 9
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Dust will always be there no matter what you do so don't worry about it (unless you are in an area that is super dusty, open house, near dirt road or with lots of pets). Prioritize optimizing your airflow to keep your computer cool and just do a quick dusting every month or so using the almighty Datavac http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW thumb.gif
I bought one of those last month. A great purchase indeed.
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Originally Posted by Nethermir View Post

Dust will always be there no matter what you do so don't worry about it (unless you are in an area that is super dusty, open house, near dirt road or with lots of pets). Prioritize optimizing your airflow to keep your computer cool and just do a quick dusting every month or so using the almighty Datavac http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW thumb.gif

That Metro Vacum ED500 FTW!

Also, add at least one filter (what is the size of your front fan?). There are plenty of choices to choose from.. smile.gifsmile.gif
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post #9 of 9

Run your intake fan. Observe the dust buildup -- you can vacuum it out if you need to. Then decide on whether to buy a filter.

 

My home is very dusty, so I vacuum my filters once a week and blow out my case with an ED500 every couple of months. I love to watch the dust fly.

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