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CM690, is filter needed for power supply?

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Hi everyone!

I thought of putting the GENERIC 120MM fan filter under my power supply as I am afraid that the PSU fan would suck all the dust onto its component over time and degrade its condition. But, would the filter hinder its cooling? I have corsair 550 power supply and i would use the generic filter like foam filter.

it is similar to this but i dont' use the plastic frame, only the foam filter.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...RIC-_-11999208

thanks for your time.

Another thing is what choices are there to improve the front fan cooling the hard drive bay as you know those bays are blocking the air way big time.
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post #2 of 8
It will be better than having dust plugging up the PSU causing it to overheat. I say use a filter. The worst that can happen is your PSU gets to hot and you have to flip it around. the fan should be strong enough to pull through the filter
    
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depends how thick the filter element is.......i guess
    
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that's what i thought XFreeRollerX, the fan should be strong enough to pull some air through this filter. I did touch the psu and see how warm it is. The air it spits out is luke warm, not hot. i think it should be ok.

Any idea what to do with the front front cooling hard drive bay? i was thinking to cut some of its bar to get more air flow. what do you say?

thanks for your time.
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post #5 of 8
or you can open up the PSU, spray some canned air onto it, and close it back up.

no more dust!
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The is blowing out if you have the fan facing the bottom.Im pretty sure but i could be wrong
Edited by mothow - 6/7/08 at 8:09pm
    
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Originally Posted by Manyak View Post
or you can open up the PSU, spray some canned air onto it, and close it back up.

no more dust!
Opening up your PSU voids your warranty. Just spray canned air to get all the dust out.
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post #8 of 8
i flipped my psu over in mine so its sucking out of the bottom of the case as it was sucking up dust for me too.
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