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Is it a good idea to remove the filter/grill on the intake fan of my Lian-Li PC-7B? I feel like it should help considerably with air flow. But is a ridiculous amount of dust going to get in?
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post #2 of 8
probably gonna get lots of dust. I WISH I had fan filters...the dust is really bad...lol
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post #3 of 8
Keep the filters imo, just get more powerfull fans if its the issue. Otherwise u'll end up having to clean your case and all the components form dust deposits monthly xD
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post #4 of 8
Keep the filters, and just deal with 1C probably temp difference. I need filters my acrylic gets messy fast.
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post #5 of 8
I'm not suggesting it but I run all my pc's with out em. The worst thing I face is cat hair. So I clean them out every 2-3 months with a little vacuum. Its not as bad as it sounds, really.

I'd leave them on if you don't have the time to clean it every 2 months.
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i get rid of the fan grils and such, i just clean them out every 3months or so.
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post #7 of 8
Maybe you can mod your rig or cooler for a pleated filter to fit. Then it would take a lot longer to fill up with crud.
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post #8 of 8
I clean mine every week lol, I have this mesh side panel that I am changing to perspex so my airflow goes back to a positive pressure then no dust build up for me
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