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Hi, i'm building a wooden shell for my Bitfenix Prodogy PC. But i don't know if speaker cloth as a dust filters/aesthetics would reduce the airflow. has anyone done this or have any thoughts on the concept?
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Hi, i'm building a wooden shell for my Bitfenix Prodogy PC. But i don't know if speaker cloth as a dust filters/aesthetics would reduce the airflow. has anyone done this or have any thoughts on the concept?

well it sounds like a good idea too me. my case has very fine filters in the front for intake, it is such a tight mesh style filter that I had a hard time getting fans too push air through them so you might have a problem with air flow. static pressure fans work best for filters, raditators, and cpu heatsinks. I used these fans.
http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=productview&products_id=42&lng=en

other members here will suggest others or they might agree with mine. but it's always good too get other suggestiopns as there are fans out there that might work better for you and so that you will have more choices.
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they work , but will hold the air ... alot , depending on the density of the cloth , if its thin , might be ok

but remember , they are not designed to be air filters tongue.gif more like sound conditioning , but it might work , check some cloth density and test it and let us know
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Hi, i'm building a wooden shell for my Bitfenix Prodogy PC. But i don't know if speaker cloth as a dust filters/aesthetics would reduce the airflow. has anyone done this or have any thoughts on the concept?


Speaker cloth is designed to be acoustically transparent but I'm not sure if that applies to airflow. I do know that with fine mesh filters, once they catch the dust they start to clog fast.
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Speaker cloth is designed to be acoustically transparent but I'm not sure if that applies to airflow. I do know that with fine mesh filters, once they catch the dust they start to clog fast.

Ironically that's when they start working better lol.



As for speaker cloth, I expect it will rank somewhere in between pantyhose and dryer sheets as far as airflow restriction.
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