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post #41 of 77
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Gotcha-- a massive side intake with a massive filter... seems like a plan.

I agree that sealing the case is a must--anyone that has low pressure case will soon find dust in every orifice--including the DVD drives and I/O plates...
Yup basically just an airtight box with filtered air being brought in and taken out on a massive scale with a WC setup

Of couse huge side intake must be see through lol
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post #42 of 77
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I am ver impressed with the 250 on my AeroCool case--it is much higher CFM than the crappy ones that you can get from CoolWorks. I am not too impressed with the build quality of the Aerocool Extreme Engine T3 though and may just stell that fan and put it on the side panel of the NSK...LOL that would be "cool" to say the least--a fan almost bgger than the whole door...

Hmmmmmm
I feel a mod coming
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post #44 of 77
nice guide Cyber D - it looks really cool when its done, and a nicer way of having fan filters instead of some little paper thingy which just covers up the fan and if you see it, it looks rubbish
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I'm shivering, can't wait.
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http://www.redlineauto.com.au/sports...velocity_s.htm

This is very simialr in size to the one I used...

This looks to be good resource for filters of all sizes and shapes...and Velocity Stacks....
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Whoa

How about that for a 3 x 120 cluster on a side panel?

I wonder if a 240mm Rad could fit inside there....

Looking to see is there is a filter to fit the 250mm fan...that would be perfect...with an Acrylic window in the lid...
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post #48 of 77
Is there any method to seal your case Air tight YOURSELF?

I dunno - maybe some silicone?

BTw - please Educate this n00b (honestly - I've just always sought after things that could HOUSE my PC.... )

What do you mean by air cleaner?
Do you mean like... a filter, so that dust doesnt come in?
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I think I just wet myself...

3 of those on the top like the old FlatHead HotRods...no fans--just the stacks--perfect for a pressurized case with front and side intake...


Hee Hee Hee I feel a BAD Dream coming up....
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Is there any method to seal your case Air tight YOURSELF?

I dunno - maybe some silicone?

BTw - please Educate this n00b (honestly - I've just always sought after things that could HOUSE my PC.... )

What do you mean by air cleaner?
Do you mean like... a filter, so that dust doesnt come in?
Yep.

I came up with this notion on my first case mod on a lil P3 beige box... I wanted to put one on the side becasue I had an externally mounted fan.

The really small boxes from days gone by had no place or -provision for a 120mm fan anywhere...the PSU was the only fan.

Inevitably dust would be drawn into the optical and other front panel devices and in to every opening ven the rear I/O

I realized immediatley that making the case a high pressure zone was the answeer--if the air was filtered. At the time I had no money for the luxury of a $20 aircleaner to mod.

But the idea has stayed with me--most if not all my case are pressurized.

Here is why--it is much easieer to put a mesh filter over the intake fan than it is to seal the case. Putting a filter of the exhaust will not keep the dust from being sucked into the case.

As anal as we all are about our cases you would think filters would be in common use...but most people assume the loss in CFM is not worth it.

Sooo what I have done in this mod is totally against that whole stream of logic...and actually it would be a matter of minutes to flip both fans around to make it a pressurized case--the air still has to go through the rad...nothing changes--and the benfit of dust-free air is worth trying it out.

Here's an idea--when IO get around to testing LAN Dream I will run the fans in both set ups--2 exhasut and then 2 intake and mark whether ther is a significant difference in temps..and easy test.

If there is no diff then I will go with two filtered intakes.

Infact I am liking that idea more and more becasue it is totally backwards

A Rear Mounted Intake and a Top Mounted Intake--I have never heard of that...
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