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So I was usually pretty po'ed by the amount of dust build up in my case, especially considering my room is about 16x16 (since dust is mostly dead skin). Anyways I used an air filter for a home air conditioning unit from home depot which ran about $2 and then I cut it and duct tapped the edges. I made it a millimeter larger than the distance between the 2 bars so it fits really snug so no tape or anything. Anyways the last picture is to show the dust collection after 3 months (virtually none). I meant to post pictures earlier, but I wanted to see how well it worked. I also have one on the side port.



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Hmm, or you could install a front door and layer that with a grill and coat the inside with fan filters...
But that's just me.
    
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Hmm...I'm wondering how much that limits airflow? Like, how much suction you need to get good CFM's through the filter? But if it's not limiting airflow, that's not a bad idea! Kudos!
    
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Filters do limit airflow, but from what I know, it's not that bad.
Also dampens noise too, I think. So you can get better fans without increasing the noise level.
    
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I wonder why the 900s gather up so much dust! Mine sure does >.>
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkNite View Post
I wonder why the 900s gather up so much dust! Mine sure does >.>
Because they have such great airflow perhaps?
 
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Ahht that must be it :facepalm:
Edited by DarkNite - 5/12/08 at 7:03pm
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Because they have such great airflow perhaps?
QFT...!
    
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Is that K & N Filter
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Dells have better dust gathering capabilities!
THAT MUST MEAN THEY HAVE THE BEST AIRFLOW OF ALL!

Seriously, how does an entire heatsink accumulate ~2mm thick of dust on all sides in a measly 5 years?
-feels ashamed that I didn't look inside of my dell for 5 years-
    
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