Originally Posted by 44TZL
Nice idea...post some pics when you're doing that!
Personally...after having gone 140mm (420 top, 280 bottom)... can't go back to those miniature fans
Me neither, 140mm everywhere except the damn GPUs that still are stuck with 100mm fans
I don't know why they don't just whack on it 2x120mm instead of 2-3x 100m high speed fans. I guess the thickness would be 3 slot minimum... :/
Mesh comparison, Fractal Design Define R4 front and bottom filter compared with a stainless steel #200 mesh 99 micron aperture 28 micron wire from themeshcompany.
Ordered via eBay, wanted an A2 sheet but having to exchange 1 message per day and waiting over weekend, lets say I got tired on Monday and just ordered the A3 single sheet, they did offer me afterwards a cheaper shipped A2 sheet but I've already had my order done and paid and they didn't modify it so I could pay them for the A2. Nonetheless they give some extra sheet I think at random or what ever they have at hand with every order at least on eBay, what I got is two A3 sheet, none marked with mesh number so at first I was like damn it which one is #200 and the other possibly #270? Well close examination of their structure and cut revealed they are the same mesh 290x850mm cut into two 290x425mm pieces. Too bad it's not the 300mm it should be but I got two so it should be fine and I can decide how to best replace the stock FD R4 filter mesh.
This is a macro shot (flashlight, white paper, mesh, camera on top of it with 0cm focus) of the meshes, parameters calculated from PS measurements and verified with a hand held ruler.
The front #33 filter is OKish but still nothing extraordinary and lets in dust, what is especially bad on the R4 is the bottom filter that has too low mesh number and lets in way too much dust.
From what I remember but can't find anymore the demciflex filters are about #100-#200 mesh, plastic in two colors, no idea who makes the mesh or they make it themselves, I've tried to find any mesh and no one makes this fine and very open plastic mesh. No idea how much open area the demci filters have either but I would say metal mesh can be made with thinner wires than plastic/nylon/whatever synthetic.
Themeshcompany makes stainlessteel meshes from stuff to put on grills, from #1 down to #500. The #200 is the most open area mesh I could find anywhere it does block air pressure more than the stock meshes when I blow on it but numbers wise it's as open as the horrible bottom filter while having a whole order better filtering. It's stainless steel = conductive, I checked.
I'm not sure the filter will melt into the plastic frames since it's so fine, will see. Otherwise I'm gonna have to sew it on or something. Ideas? How would you attach a metal filter/replace the stock plastic mesh on FD plastic filter frames? Anyone knows some glue that would work? I'm in EU so I won't know what fancy American glue you mean, try to be generic Edited by JackCY - 5/30/16 at 9:38am