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I have a switch 810, with 3 fans as intake in the front. My case has a custom front panel with grille that allows for more air flow into the front of the case then normally allowed by the switch 810



Those fans are 140mm, one is a prolimatech vortex which definitely does not move the amount of air it says it does on websites, and two stock nzxt 140mm fans that came with the case. Overall I don't think they push very much air. On the top is a corsair h100 which I should probably use as a intake but I have it set to exhausting and experience much better overclocking temps on my i7 950.. this is with two noiseblocker xlp pwm fans. The rear is a enermax t.b. silence exhaust fan. I went inside the case to remove my sound card (was letting a buddy try it).

I realized theres a lot of settled in dust on my case and spots that the dust just doesn't blow off with a can of compressed air anymore. I have a feeling its due to negative pressure and I should probably try to get better 140mm fans and swap the h100 fans? This rig is about to be retired but for my next one I don't want to deal with these problems.. I dust the case out very often but still it looks crummy inside now after 2 years frown.gif
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I think you should definitely make the H100 pull air as exhaust rather than having all your fans but the back one as intake. Not only will you probably have slightly less dust, but you should get better temperatures with that sort of airflow instead of the turbulence that likely creates.

I think dust is always gonna be a problem unless you use filters, which will compromise airflow necessarily, so it's a "pick one" kind of situation to be honest.

I actually use this http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370700923&sr=8-1&keywords=compressed+air+electric instead of compressed air cans. Aside from being cheaper in the long run and somewhat more enviro-friendly it also works a lot better at pushing lots of air than the small cans. It usually gets the job done quite well for me (and I have an antistatic brush for wiping down some things)

[EDIT] P.S., sick freaking rig!
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If I bought a anti static brush I could gently brush off dust on my components? Thanks!
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Yeah absolutely! (Plus they're like 5 bucks and will last forever)

http://www.amazon.com/Aven-23006-Black-Polypropylene-Length/dp/B003E48F10/ref=sr_1_4?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1370735894&sr=1-4&keywords=aven+brush

I use one of these. They have different sizes if you search them on amazon to your liking.

It works wonders especially if you're trying to clean out fans in GPU's or the PCB's, etc.!

That plus a combination of proper airflow and that compressed air make it pretty easy to maintain.
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very cool thanks for the recommendation, I wanted to proper wipe down my existing mobo and gpu's after i tear apart my current rig. Giving em to my brother but were gonna buy him a new case. Gotta still look pretty for him. 10 year old with gtx 560 ti's in sli for just minecraft thumb.gif
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Haha nice. Damn a ten year olf with 560 ti SLI just for minecraft...
I'm sure he'll start playing other stuff too, and start asking big bro for a 7990 or 780s haha tongue.gif
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I agree with spikeSP, get some mesh/screen filters for your fans if your case doesn't have them. I have a Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 and it has front intake, rear exhaust, top 140mm exhaust, and I added a side intake. All my fans have screens or filters (except rear exhaust) and I have little to no dust in my case. (And I have hardwood floors, dogs and cats! lol) The other question I would ask is whether or not your power supply is top or bottom facing. If it is blowing air as an intake and unfiltered, this can cause a lot of dust. Mine is used as an intake, however the bottom of my case also has a removable mesh filter. Good luck.


Edit: Looked up a review of your case, it seems to have filters in front of intake fans, so there should be no reason for dust getting into your case.
Edited by TrueLies64 - 6/12/13 at 6:22am
    
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