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I've had my setup running for a week or so now and I already have a good bit of dust building up on both of my rads. I know part of the problem is that I smoke (I should probably leave the room to smoke, but you know how it is when you're in the mist of a good battle in a game ^_^).

Are dust filters a good idea? or would that block too much air from being pulled through the rad?
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Use bounce laundry sheets.. Much cheaper than anything else, and it will make things smell "fresh"
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I've had my setup running for a week or so now and I already have a good bit of dust building up on both of my rads. I know part of the problem is that I smoke (I should probably leave the room to smoke, but you know how it is when you're in the mist of a good battle in a game ^_^).

Are dust filters a good idea? or would that block too much air from being pulled through the rad?
I would use metal mesh dust filters. You can use pantyhose as well.

Yes, they will reduce airflow a bit. However, it is better than having dustballs complelety jamming up your rad.
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I would use metal mesh dust filters. You can use pantyhose as well.

Yes, they will reduce airflow a bit. However, it is better than having dustballs complelety jamming up your rad.
I agree with him, dust covers are a great way of protecting equipment from dust. The only downside is that you have to maintain it. If you have a lot of dust you gotta clean it out more, but thats usually not that hard.
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Sweet. Well, I have 2xrads with a total of 4x108cfm fans pulling air. I don't think I'll loose more than 1C adding good dust filters ^_^

Thanks all.
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I smoke to , I take my rad out and soak it in a 5gal bucket every month I can do it without unhooking it, as for my case I use Filtrete filters stops smoke and dust from entering the case.
My case is smoke free

They sell Filtrete filters at home depot, same as what they put on window AC units comes 15in by 24in you can cut it to the size you need.

It's easy to tell when they need changing your temps start to rise..
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I shoot some dust off through mine every now and then and take it off and wash it up every three or four months...If your rad is in your case dust off might not be to great...
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