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I was playing a game the other day and noticed my video card fans got louder and they usually don't. I decided to dust out my case. Apparently I hadn't in a while. I noticed my top filters on my HAF-X were plugged with dust. I hadn't noticed because it was on the inside portion, and they looked fine from the outside.

My question is since I have my top fans blowing air out, should I just remove the filters since they keep dust in? That way I could get better airflow, or would dust get in from the top somehow?
post #2 of 7
If the computer was running 24/7 it wouldn't be a bad idea, but when it's turned off dust would naturally fall in there. I say just routinely clean it instead of removing it.
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I keep the top of my HAF X as an exhaust, so i didnt put in a dust filter, I'd recommend you take yours out, and next time you vacuum, just get a brush hose attachment and vacuum the top of the haf X to pick up any stray dust that landed there when your computer is off
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The stock dust filters on a HAF-X really arent that good... So on the spots you have intake, even with a dust filter... dust is still getting in and just moving up to your exhaust ports. Try using THESE. A little pricey but after i started using them, i didnt get dust inside my case anymore and just need to remove the filter and run it under water to clean em.
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Ouch. Those are spendy (for me at least). Is there any way to make better filters for cheap?
post #6 of 7
Can't think of anything else specifically for the haf-x.. at this point I think its just a matter of arranging your fans in such a way that you minimize dust coming in... :s
post #7 of 7
If you don't like ugly things you can use those cheap scouring pads that they have at the supermarket(pretty decent for a $1 filter). Aside from that I just go in there and dust once a week with a lil air compressor and a vacuum. It's like shaving, a lot easier to do if you do it regularly than if you wait for a thick neck beard to form.
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