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Use the front as intake, then all of the extra holes that would normally be dust traps become exhaust ports, and will not allow dust to enter.

Dust can still gather on the bottom easily when the PC is off.
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Use the front as intake, then all of the extra holes that would normally be dust traps become exhaust ports, and will not allow dust to enter.

Dust can still gather on the bottom easily when the PC is off.

I don't see how a bottom dust filter would prevent this though. lack of a bottom filter would only be an issue if negative pressure was present.
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I don't see how a bottom dust filter would prevent this though. lack of a bottom filter would only be an issue if negative pressure was present.

With a filter on the bottom it would just prevent the dust accumulation when the PC is off from actually getting inside the case, instead sticking to the filter. I use a magnetic 280mm filter on the bottom of my Air 540, although for those who want to go this route I suggest a bigger one.
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Spot I noticed gathering a lot of dust was the rear vents. I put a magnetic dust filter on the spot and covered it up the best I could. It's pretty much a direct route of air to your GPU and an air cooled GPU will get air from them.

You're going to get a lot of dust in this case since the fans are pretty much directly on your components. In a normal case you've got the hdd bays between your main compartment and front intakes. That blocks a lot of dust. Best option is to clean it at least once every month or two.


*Make sure to filter that PSU intake also...

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Use the front as intake, then all of the extra holes that would normally be dust traps become exhaust ports, and will not allow dust to enter.

I can confirm this. I use the intake / exhaust fans and the AIO shown in my sig_rig. In my system to achieve positive case pressure I run all system's fans at their full speed all the time, and my AIO's fans at 30% up to 50C [CPU temp]. So, they run at around 630 RPM, all the time. My system, with these specific fans is pretty silent, it barely makes its existence noticeable, like there is a computer there, functioning. I clean the chassis and the components once a month. There is a small cover of dust on them. When I remove the chassis from its location I observe dust gathered at the bottom of it, a fact showing that from the bottom side air is exhausted, in my case.
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post #11306 of 12513
You could cap the bottom completely. some acrylic cut to size and hot glue. Not sure having a magnetic plate directly under your HDD's is wise though
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Here's my current setup. recently converted to an AIR 540 and lovin it!
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I would like to buy a GTX 980 TI AIO graphic card - I think it will be the Inno3D GeForce GTX 980 Ti iChill Black Accelero Hybrid S. Did I get a better cooling result if I mount 2 fans on the radiator (push/pull)? Or is it better (regarding dust) to use only 1 fan in pull modus? The radiator should be installed at the front.

Thx.
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You could cap the bottom completely. some acrylic cut to size and hot glue. Not sure having a magnetic plate directly under your HDD's is wise though

I agree that it might not be so wise to cap the bottom completely. I have my 2 SSDs on the bottom of this chassis. Their temperature is always 1 or 2C above my ambient (room) temperature. Here is a screenshot from HWiNFO64, showing my current SSDs' temps. Ambient temperature right now : 21C



Also shown is my GPU (660Ti) temp while writing this post.

It is better to allow some airflow on the bottom of the chassis. Personal and subjective opinion based on system's configuration, usage and my environment.
    
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Will get this case soon. Trying to decide on black or white! Talk me in to one smile.gif
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