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Poll Results: Do you use dust filters?

 
  • 19% (14)
    No dust filters, they hinder airflow.
  • 47% (35)
    Front Intake Only.
  • 32% (24)
    Front and Top Both.
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post #41 of 77
No fan filters. I have no pets, a great furnace filtration system and I actually clean and dust the house on a regular basis. I do give it a wipe down every couple months though there is always just a little bit.
post #42 of 77
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No fan filters. I have no pets, a great furnace filtration system and I actually clean and dust the house on a regular basis. I do give it a wipe down every couple months though there is always just a little bit.

If you lived where I do, you would be wishing for filters on your computer.
     
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post #43 of 77
No filters for me thanks. I used to use them. I've used fine filters and more "open" filters. Even with the fine filters there was still a fine layer of dust that would get through. I was still going in every few weeks and cleaning the filters and dusting the inside. $60 and five minutes once or twice a month with one of these and I've never looked back.
post #44 of 77
It depends a lot on where you live. I live in a desert that gets little rain and frequent dust storms. My home is an older mobile home that can't be sealed as well as many homes and, even if it could, opening windows for ventilation lets in a load of dust. It doesn't matter that I dust frequently, have no pets, and have adequate filtration on my AC, my computer would still suck in dust like a Hoover wish it could if I didn't have filters on the intakes. Yes, a little bit of dust gets through the filters but nowhere even remotely close to how much would get in if I didn't have the filters. The filters make it much, much easier to keep my computer clean.
     
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post #45 of 77
All this 'positive pressure' is doing my head it. The pressure difference between inside of and outside of case is so minimal it is ridiculous. It is less than the difference between the barometric pressure at sea level and 10 feet above sea level .. which is 0.274 mmH2O

As a comparison, positive air pressure cleanrooms (like used for electronics classrooms, optical, aerospace, etc), normally operate at an air pressure range of 0.02 in. (0.51mm) to 0.2 in (5.08mm) H20 above ambient .. about 1/10th as much.


Datavacs work quite well, but using basic vent filters and vacuuming them about once a month when I vacuum house (no, i don't vacuum house once a month, I do it every week) and maybe I'll blow out computer once a year .. at most.

The Emu lives in extreme conditions. But with a face like that it's understandable. tongue.gif Desert / arid conditions are terrible for dust. I'm in warm moist country. 15-25c with 70-90% humidity. Here we worry more about rust, than dust. biggrin.gif
Edited by doyll - 8/18/16 at 9:25pm
post #46 of 77
No filters here.

Up until recently I was 100% air cooling and filters just slow all that air down. I am more concerned with temps than dust but luckily my house is almost dust free thanks to a new HVAC system with 5" thick filters.

Just built my latest rig with the InWin 303 case and it has 4 intake and 3 exhaust fans so we'll see how dusty things get.
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...The Emu lives in extreme conditions. But with a face like that it's understandable. tongue.gif ...

Well! I love you too. wink.gif
     
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Well! I love you too. wink.gif
Your avatar dear. My guess is you are a beauty. biggrin.gif
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Well! I love you too. wink.gif
Your avatar dear. My guess is you are a beauty. biggrin.gif

Truth be told, I'm dumpy and old.
     
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post #50 of 77
I've been filterless for a few years now and can say that it's great for where I live. I do have a Metro DataVac (it's actually a blower) and that is powerful enough to clean out all the dust stuck on my fans and radiators. I use it to dry my car after a wash and dusting out my car's engine bay and interior, but It's useful for other things around the house as well. thumb.gif
    
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