Originally Posted by Grim
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?
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...