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post #21 of 26
Okay, so much for that though cycle. rolleyes.gif

Where were the filters mounted that you removed?

8c change using a H2O system is a huge difference. Like having a 15c change with air cooling. At least it would be on a custom loop.
post #22 of 26
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Okay, so much for that though cycle. rolleyes.gif

Where were the filters mounted that you removed?

8c change using a H2O system is a huge difference. Like having a 15c change with air cooling. At least it would be on a custom loop.

It did not make sense to me either and I hesitated on removing the filters until ~3 months of owning the case. To be fair, I would compare a stock Swiftech H220 unit with an AIO water cooler rather than a custom loop. Once multiple radiators are used, the difference would probably be much less. I also never use a side panel, not sure how much that would impact results

The filter that I removed was on the top removable panel.
    
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post #23 of 26
Did you notice a change in fan rpm? Typically when restriction is removed fans speed up a little.

H220 is a AIO but not a CLC. Pump, waterblock and radiator are a good balance. Think H320 is same with 360 radiator instead of 240 radiator.

That much change might be because of the combined resistance of filter and radiator... High mm H2O causing large drop in CFM compared to only filter or only radiator.

How often did you clean the filter? I've do mine weekly in a rather low dust , no animal or kids environment.
post #24 of 26
Thats it?
If you think thats bad you should see my build.
If your worried about it effecting your hardware, it does not have much of a impact until its caked.
All though I do understand not wanting it there.
You should get a magnetic dust filter they work well.
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post #25 of 26
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Thats it?
If you think thats bad you should see my build.
If your worried about it effecting your hardware, it does not have much of a impact until its caked.
All though I do understand not wanting it there.
You should get a magnetic dust filter they work well.
That is not true.rolleyes.gif
Dust greatly increases the restriction of air through filters with very little buildup, and it does not take much dust either.
The dust collecting on the backside of fans also has a significant effect on airflow.
And this restriction occurs long before the dust collects in sufficient amounts to even think about starting to cake. tongue.gif
Edited by doyll - 4/3/14 at 3:04pm
post #26 of 26
here's what happens when there is no air filter biggrin.gif



that 3mm worth of dust you see there effectively blocks off any airflow to the heatsink cooling fins biggrin.gif

when you don't use air filters, your HSF is effectively a very expensive noise maker biggrin.gif
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