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Two days ago I bought a new PSU. The thing is the dust filter of the case was filled with dust, ofc I cleaned it up and stuff. But I guess it will fill up again and isn't this going to make it harder for the PSU to get air? You know, if the filter is congested the air will not go through. I am asking all this because this is my first case which have a dust filter. Through out the years I used low grade cases without filters and thats why I am curious. I thought, if its better just to remove the filter, I mean the PSU will sucks air better, even if it will fill with dust.
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I recommend removing the filter. The fan will be spinning so slowly with the extremely low power draw (a 660 Ti, an FX-8350 being powered by the 750W S12II is major overkill), that the dust build-up will be very slow.

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Thanks for the advise! Will do! And I bought 750W PSU because I am planning to get another 660Ti for SLI in the upcoming months thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by WinterActual View Post

Thanks for the advise! Will do! And I bought 750W PSU because I am planning to get another 660Ti for SLI in the upcoming months thumb.gif

 

Even a good 550W PSU is enough for that. ;)

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post #5 of 6
Or you could just clean your filter now and then, its not that much of an effort.
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I think the filter is already congested. Today the PSU fan runs on really high speed without any apparent reason so I think the filter is already clogged with dust from the bottom. Tomorrow I will open up the case to check it out. If thats the case I will remove the filter completely. Just 1 month after I made the topic and the filter is already full.
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