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I am wanting to get some filters for my radiators, and i see DEMCiflex are highly recommended. I am just a little unsure where they go. Do they go in the side panel, or do they go between the side mount and the radiator? has anyone tried these, do they restrict airflow a lot?


I also would need to get one for the front bay as I have 360 radiator in the flex bay.


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They would normally go in the inside of the removable panels, especially if you order a custom size. They have an adhesive frame that is magnetic that goes on the case and this holds the mesh part of the filter on so that it can be take off later for washing.

Remember to check the inside of the panels for struts and bars when speccing custom filters. The S8 extended top, for example, has a strut across the middle on the inside. I have ordered a DEMCiflex filter for the inside of the top and will be showing how I fit it.

The alternative to the filters is a robust cleaning routine.
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Do they restrict airflow a lot or not too bad ?

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post #4 of 24
A good filter will disrupt the air flow a little, but much less than having dust clog up the inside of your case / radiator / heatsink.

The key is to set them up to be easily removable so you can clean them regularly.

This is what happens if you don't have filters:


Edited by Wihglah - 5/4/14 at 8:37am
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sounds good, I will order the 5 pack from frozencpu then.

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Personally I don't like the way air filters affect the aesthetics of my build. I just blow it out periodically with an air compressor..
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Personally I don't like the way air filters affect the aesthetics of my build. I just blow it out periodically with an air compressor..

yep, ive been running my pushpull rad for more than 3 months now and dont even have enough dust to be able to blow off.

i think some houses are worse than others.

i was toying with the idea of these filters for my top chassis fans but they would just make a nice case look cheap and blowing it out and working a little harder at keeping it clean would make it look 1000% better during normal usage then thats what i have to do..
     
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How would it make it look cheap? They make ones to fit my sth10 .

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sounds good, I will order the 5 pack from frozencpu then.

Thanks guys

You are aware that they can be cleaned and reused?
     
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I go back and forth on the filter issue. "Common sense" says you should use filters and I certainly wouldn't argue with that for the average person, but for enthusiasts, it's not quite so clear cut. The typical filter imposes a 30-40% airflow restriction right off the top, so you've, just chopped your fan performance by a third before you even get started. Filters get a lot of dust, but not all of it; the really fine stuff still gets by and coats everything in your system and that really fine dust is the hardest to remove. Of course, if you don't use filters, that means you have to plan on cleaning out your system on a pretty regular basis. Are you willing to do that for "peak" performance? There isn't a "right" answer for this...
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