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Hello. I love my HAF-X, but its "filters" aren't that good. A filter kit for it costs $70. I tried to make pantyhose filters, but was unsuccessful. So now I am going to buy a sheet/roll of filter material, and make filters out of that. I need some help though on what material I should use, and where I should buy it from. It needs to be:

- Cheap. Preferably no more than $10.
- Washable/vacuumable. i want to be able to keep reusing it, and preferrably just vacuum over it to get the dust out.
- I need enough for all 4 200mm fans. Some sheets I've seen are 500x400x3mm, which is good.

I've found this on Google http://www.moddiy.com/products/Premium-Dust-Filter-Material-(50cm-x-40cm-x-3mm)-.html but was wondering if there is a better material, for a good price, or from a better site. Thank you.
post #2 of 5
I've used cheesecloth in former builds. It may not be pretty, but it's better than an open hole, and should hold you over until you can grab something a bit more permanent. Get it for a couple of bucks at Wal-Mart. thumb.gif
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Thank you for the suggestion. That stuff looks interesting, but I want whatever filter material I get to the be the permanent solution. This polyurethane foam seems good, I just need to know if there is something better.
post #4 of 5
That looks like the stuff in my tower behind my 5 1/4 bays. It's good material. Whatever a vacuum won't remove, running water will. Just pull out and run under a warm tap. It's not a bad way to go.
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I've got two types in mine. I made a magnetic filter for my side fan with a roll of flexible magnet and some nylon from the fabric store. the front fans get a piece of black carbon pre filter from an old honeywell air filter. Comes in a roll, and costs about 10 bucks for a lifetime supply (they're quite big, cut out pieces with scissors). It's not real vacuumable, but is cheap enough to be disposable. As it is I've had my last piece in for about 2 years. I just knock the dust out of it over a garbage can every 6 months or so.

http://www.thepartsbiz.com/Honeywell-Enviracaire-17000-Carbon-Charcoal-Air-Cleaner-Pre-Filter-E32_p_3574.html?gdftrk=gdfV25603_a_7c2027_a_7c7964_a_7c590_d_173410_d__d__d_L&gclid=CMeP6aihx7kCFeIRMwodD00AVw
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