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I don't understand the desire for positive pressure. Exactly what benefit is it thought it provides ?

I know why it is generally thought positive pressure is good. When you have FILTERED fan intakes and air is going out thru UNFILTERED grilles this reduces dust intake. But if you have unfiltered fan exhausts and filtered fan intake grilles, you'd be in the exact same position dust wise. In this case with if there has been no filter added, unfiltered fan intake dust is being sucked into the case.


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thanks for the reply mate, combining the loops is a last resort for me, at teh mement I'm contemplating putting in a XT45 480, and seeing if I can also fit a Monsta240 in the side HDD mount. Give me about 97% heat dissipation for the 29XC crossfire.

I have two fans on the side panel (no rad) and have trouble getting the panel on .... hits wires feeding HDs ....
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I don't understand the desire for positive pressure. Exactly what benefit is it thought it provides ?

I know why it is generally thought positive pressure is good. When you have FILTERED fan intakes and air is going out thru UNFILTERED grilles this reduces dust intake. But if you have unfiltered fan exhausts and filtered fan intake grilles, you'd be in the exact same position dust wise. In this case with if there has been no filter added, unfiltered fan intake dust is being sucked into the case.

There are always unfiltered openings in every case, usually in the form of an open grill on the back of the case and then there's always lots of tiny unfiltered cracks and crevices in places like around side panels, bay devices, on the bottom of the case, etc, that will suck in dust if you have negative pressure, but as long you have filters on all your intake fans and an abundance of positive pressure, then all of those unfiltered spots become exhaust so no dust gets into the case.

Filtered intakes and positive pressure go hand in hand. You have to have both to see the benefit of either. If you're not going to have positive pressure (more filtered fannage blowing into the case than out), then there's little-to-no reason to have any filters on a case at all.

Keep in mind that filters restrict airflow quite a bit, handicapping the fans they are used on. For example, if you have 3 filtered fans blowing in, and 2 unfiltered fans blowing out, all the same type fan @ same speeds, you very likely have negative pressure, even more-so as the filters get dirty and restrict airflow even more.

Silverstone has a decent write up explaining the benefits of positive case pressure ...
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What is positive air pressure?
How does positive and negative pressure affect airflow in a chassis?
http://www.silverstonetek.com/techtalk_cont.php?tid=wh_positive&area=usa

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that turned out really nice, well done.
Maybe some pix of the rads setup?

Thanks Simsim. Here are a few photos of the radiator setup:





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There are always unfiltered openings in every case, usually in the form of an open grill on the back of the case and then there's always lots of tiny unfiltered cracks and crevices in places like around side panels, bay devices, on the bottom of the case, etc, that will suck in dust if you have negative pressure, but as long you have filters on all your intake fans and an abundance of positive pressure, then all of those unfiltered spots become exhaust so no dust gets into the case.

Filtered intakes and positive pressure go hand in hand. You have to have both to see the benefit of either. If you're not going to have positive pressure (more filtered fannage blowing into the case than out), then there's little-to-no reason to have any filters on a case at all.

Keep in mind that filters restrict airflow quite a bit, handicapping the fans they are used on. For example, if you have 3 filtered fans blowing in, and 2 unfiltered fans blowing out, all the same type fan @ same speeds, you very likely have negative pressure, even more-so as the filters get dirty and restrict airflow even more.

Silverstone has a decent write up explaining the benefits of positive case pressure ...

I'm not saying that positive isn't easier.....in a water cooling case however, with say 5 - 20 rad fans blowing in plus 2 case fans blowing in, (10 - 22 total) with just 3 other possible fan mounts in the case, positive / negative case pressure is really irrelevant with regard to how to mount the rear fan. The very fact that it is a consideration is my point.....the concept is over emphacized to the detriment of other considerations.

From a dust perspective.....

Positive case pressure is good.... but only if all ya inlets are filtered.
Negative case pressure is bad ..... but only if all ya inlets are not filtered.

The open grille on the back of the case is easily covered by a magnetic filter as Phanteks does on the fan openings. Would the same filter work well with air going out and somehow be deficient with air going in ?

Those minute cracks around bay devices should be of no concern with door closed and if they were, these cracks are small and really no different than the openings around the inlet grille on the top of the Enthoo or the spaces around the filter racks on the bottom. I have done smoke tests on several cases and can safely say that panel seams are a non issue on all but the lowest budget cases. Let's not also forget that the filters have openings .... which are really not much different in width than many of the cracks we are talking about.

However, all that being said, the negative case pressure option is more of a proof of concept than an actual suggestion. It does serve it's purpose though when stressing the need to filter all inlets. It's not the pressure that's important, it's getting all inlets filtered that is important. This favors positive pressure simply because accomplishing that goal with positive pressure takes less effort to accomplish.

So the point I am trying to get at is all the preaching on positive pressure has resulted in an somewhat of a fixation on positive pressure instead of protecting inlets .... "If you have positive pressure then all will be right with the world" ..... is missing the point that in the instance under discussion we have a big high performance140mm fan with, as far as we know, **no filter** blowing air into the case but because the case has positive pressure, the assumption is that this is of no concern.

You brought up a very valid and oft missed point that fans w/o filters pump more air ... well if ya reverse the rear fan, and don't add a filter isn't it going to do exactly that ? So isn't whether or not a filter is added a more important consideration than whether the positive pressure is 8 or 9 on a scale from 1 to 10 ?

I look at the magnetic filters on the side panel openings as the logical example of this concept....use them as a fan inlet, the filter stays....use them as an outlet, it's unnecessary take it out.
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the whole black and white ensemble is very attractive, Kudos.
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Yeah Roxycon and xCloudyHorizon both posted links to that review a minute apart from each other almost a week ago.

It's an ok review of the case. I liked that they didn't hesitate to cut the reservoir bracket to make a longer card fit with it in place instead of removing it.
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I don't understand the desire for positive pressure. Exactly what benefit is it thought it provides ?

I know why it is generally thought positive pressure is good. When you have FILTERED fan intakes and air is going out thru UNFILTERED grilles this reduces dust intake. But if you have unfiltered fan exhausts and filtered fan intake grilles, you'd be in the exact same position dust wise. In this case with if there has been no filter added, unfiltered fan intake dust is being sucked into the case.
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There are always unfiltered openings in every case, usually in the form of an open grill on the back of the case and then there's always lots of tiny unfiltered cracks and crevices in places like around side panels, bay devices, on the bottom of the case, etc, that will suck in dust if you have negative pressure, but as long you have filters on all your intake fans and an abundance of positive pressure, then all of those unfiltered spots become exhaust so no dust gets into the case.

Filtered intakes and positive pressure go hand in hand. You have to have both to see the benefit of either. If you're not going to have positive pressure (more filtered fannage blowing into the case than out), then there's little-to-no reason to have any filters on a case at all.

Keep in mind that filters restrict airflow quite a bit, handicapping the fans they are used on. For example, if you have 3 filtered fans blowing in, and 2 unfiltered fans blowing out, all the same type fan @ same speeds, you very likely have negative pressure, even more-so as the filters get dirty and restrict airflow even more.

Silverstone has a decent write up explaining the benefits of positive case pressure ...

This, plus case filters really aren't all that great at filtering air. They are just mesh filters that will catch any major debris, like pet hair, as well as a good amount of the bulk of dust, but anyone who has had the Enthoo for a while will know that you'll still get plenty of dust inside the case, especially without decent positive pressure (which really takes all fans as intakes and maybe one exhaust in the rear with the Enthoo, because the back panel is so open that lots of intake is needed for a bit of positive pressure). It's usually more of a fine powered dust, but plenty of that exists and it will coat your case either way. It's just about trying to minimize it and keep as much air coming in and flowing right back out with a quickness so it doesn't get to settle.

Filters do create extra fan noise to some extent and they don't filter that well (again, as they're just mesh, not like paper furnace filters or something like that because that would be too restrictive). I still prefer having them, but that's why Caselabs, for instance, doesn't include filters at all. So you can either get the fitted filters like Demci's if you want, and decide for yourself if the amount of filtering is worth it, or if you just want to dust out your case regularly. A lot of people choose to go filterless to get better air flow and a little less noise, and they just blow the case out more and/or clean it with a DataVac.

Anyway, the idea of all or almost all fans as intakes isn't just to help minimize dust. I just think it's the most effective way of cooling. Most cases could have a huge amount of high speed fans intaking before there would finally be so much intake that it wasn't able to escape out the back fast enough and thus active exhaust would be needed. For the record, Im no expert on any of this and I could be wrong, but these are just my impressions based on what I've read and what makes sense to me, etc. It seems to me that intaking as much air as possible is only naturally going to bring the case temp as close as possible to ambient temps and keep any passively cooled components cooler. It also seems to make all of those intake fans work as exhaust too, because the positive pressure helps evacuate air and give as much passive exhaust as needed. Just seems to make better use of whatever number of fans you have and it happens to help minimize dust, too.
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In many homes the biggest contributor of dust is our skin. The whitish dust is skin we shed. Air movement in case does not stop dust setting or collecting on fan blades, radiator cores, etc., but positive pressure and filters greatly reduce the amount that collects in case.
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Now, that I´m nearly finished with my build I´m really happy with the case.

But I do wish the windows would be clear....
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