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That sound like it could be very effective, and probably very ugly too ; -) ...maybe some black fine mesh. I would have to design some way to attach it to whatever intakes there are, or make a plexiglass box that the rig can sit in that has holes for the liquid cooling tubes and put the nylon hose over vents cut into the plexiglass. That would easily double the space footprint of the rig though... this is a really interesting idea.
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pantihoes is cheapest and best way to keep dust away. also they are different densities
post #12 of 61
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that dipping ur pc to oil is a bad idea and u will have a bad time when u need to change comonents later or rma something.

It does seem weird as heck. After spending a few grand on a new build, I really don't think I'm going to put it in a pool of oil...
post #13 of 61
DEMCIFlex Filters are reasonably priced, even when custom made and shipped from South Africa to the U.S. These filters along with positive pressure have done the job for me. They have pre-made filter sets for popular cases, pre-made filters of various sizes for general application and also make custom filters for your specific needs. They made 12 filters for me, 6 of the 12 large sizes and delivered to my front door for about $40.00 (give or take a dollar or two). That is a good price for an excellent filtering product.

Check them out : http://www.demcifilter.com/default.aspx
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That sound like it could be very effective, and probably very ugly too ; -) ...maybe some black fine mesh. I would have to design some way to attach it to whatever intakes there are, or make a plexiglass box that the rig can sit in that has holes for the liquid cooling tubes and put the nylon hose over vents cut into the plexiglass. That would easily double the space footprint of the rig though... this is a really interesting idea.
ive done that myself and it looks good but u will get dust circles as with all dust filters.
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DEMCIFlex Filters are reasonably priced, even when custom made and shipped from South Africa to the U.S. These filters along with positive pressure have done the job for me. They have pre-made filter sets for popular cases, pre-made filters of various sizes for general application and also make custom filters for your specific needs. They made 12 filters for me, 6 of the 12 large sizes and delivered to my front door for about $40.00 (give or take a dollar or two). That is a good price for an excellent filtering product.

Check them out : http://www.demcifilter.com/default.aspx
its metal mesh it wount help with small dust only filter out biger particles. and over time u still get dust layer inside case
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its metal mesh it wount help with small dust only filter out biger particles. and over time u still get dust layer inside case

DemciFlex doesn't use metal mesh. The mesh is very fine, yet doesn't impede airflow. It is medical grade synthetic material.
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Why DemciFlex? The filter material used in DEMCiflex Computer and Electronic Dust is a high precision medical grade synthetic mesh. The mesh is available in black and in white, depending on your preference.

The mesh is extremely durable and can be washed with water and soap if it becomes dirty over time.

As computer and electronics cases are so different, DEMCiflex can be made in any size shape or colour. It can be made in any configuration like 2x120mm or 3x 80mm or any other custom configuration you might need.

I have used these filters as well as many other filters over the years for air and water cooling. The DemciFlex filters, when properly fit and used with a suggested positive air pressure inside the case, have been excellent at keeping out dust, dirt, animal fur (cat & dog), even small spiders and no-see-um flies; tiny biting bastiges that fly right through ordinary window screens and are terribly annoying!). I receive no consideration in any form for advocating these products. I do so because they have worked flawlessly for me.

Something to think about: Some cases have a front filter or a place to put filters on the front (or inside the front bezel), but then have an opening under the bezel between it and the actual chassis front panel, that must be covered too. Other areas of various chassis have these openings there, elsewhere and need to be covered with a filter, else the dust and debris can bypass whatever filters a user has installed.

http://www.demcifilter.com/c52/Why-DEMCiflex.aspx
Edited by Questors - 9/26/15 at 2:36pm
post #17 of 61
You could put fan filters on all the fans, like this one:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/2589/ffa-06/120mm_Black_Anodized_Fan_Filter.html?tl=g47c223
Then you can just vacuum the dust out of the filters withva Shop Vac or something.
You can also take a different approach and liquid cool absolutely everything (GPU, Chipset, VRMs, CPUs, RAM) , and then mount the radiators outside the case to minimize dust getting in.
Putting the computer up on your desk, rather than on the floor, is also a good idea to reduce dust.
post #18 of 61
If you can't find a way to reduce the amount of dust in the first place then perhaps you might want to invest into a case that is easier to clean the filters on. Something like the Fractal Design Define R5. No need to open anything but the front door to take off/out the filters.

Otherwise get a small compressor and keep it near, that way you do blow off most of the dust quite easily (the disadvantage beaing quite obviously that that dust will stay near)
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post #19 of 61
For the dust on the fan blades I use oneof my wifes old makeup brushes with really soft bristles to get behind the blades. Having a case with fan filters that slide out/pop off externally makes life a lot easier too.
post #20 of 61
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If you can't find a way to reduce the amount of dust in the first place then perhaps you might want to invest into a case that is easier to clean the filters on. Something like the Fractal Design Define R5. No need to open anything but the front door to take off/out the filters.

Otherwise get a small compressor and keep it near, that way you do blow off most of the dust quite easily (the disadvantage beaing quite obviously that that dust will stay near)

I actually just vacuum out everything typically and stay away from compressed air because that just putsthe dust back into the air. If I take your advice and get a case that will allow me to access filters without having to unscrew panels and bays, it will make the vacuuming that much easier. This is what I really need as a first step. Incorporating other ideas like the 3rd party filters suggested here will also probably be key to success.

For the new build I'm planning with high end liquid cooling, I certainly can't have the radiator getting clogged either! What a sad waste that would be.
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