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So I am doing a build for a friend and I offered him about 10 case choices. The R3 was in there and he picked the Antec 900 over it. doh.gif
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Just wondering whether most of you are removing the filters on the front and top?

After doing the rather unscientific experiment of blowing through the filter, it seems to block a huge amount of airflow.

How do you remove the filters without damaging the mesh? Do you just pull it out from underneath the frame?
post #2043 of 16284
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Just wondering whether most of you are removing the filters on the front and top?
After doing the rather unscientific experiment of blowing through the filter, it seems to block a huge amount of airflow.
How do you remove the filters without damaging the mesh? Do you just pull it out from underneath the frame?

I left the front mesh on. Would probably look better without it, but it is serving its purpose as an intake filter...and I have two intake fans on the front to ensure that I am controlling where the air is coming in just for that reason. The top mesh seems less useful, although I guess it helps with falling dust for the spots in which I don't have a fan.
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I might take the front filter off my Core 3000. It's starting to get a dust ring where the fan is laugher.gif

I have got the fans set so there's always high pressure inside the case so it shouldn't get too dusty without the filter.
   
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I haven't even built the PC yet but I just ripped out the filters. They would seem to block 50-60% of airflow from my unscientific analysis, and I can't see how they would be beneficial. I actually prefer the look with the filters on, but not at the expense of a hotter pc. I will leave a square of the filter on the top just covering the fan position nearest the front, to prevent cool air from the front intake fan escaping directly above without cooling any components, although I will probably replace this with something more solid. So far, the filters are the only thing I don't like about this case. I'm really looking forward to starting the build on friday!
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I can't see how they would be beneficial.


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Okay, well I can see how they would be beneficial in keeping out dust, but that marginal benefit seems to me more than outweighed by the airflow penalty which looks to me as if it would be huge. If you keep positive air pressure in your case and clean it from time to time, dust should not really be a problem anyway (he says hopefully).
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Has any of you guys seen a Arc Midi with a 240 rad fitted between the mobo-side side panel and the HDD cages? Could you fit a slim rad (say like the EX240) in there without removing the HDD cages ?
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post #2049 of 16284
my front fans make a vibrating sound its just started and i cant find out what it is frown.gif it only vibrates when the front panel is clipped to the case its like a low humming sound when its not it doesn't make a sound, any ideas? redface.gif
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my front fans make a vibrating sound its just started and i cant find out what it is frown.gif it only vibrates when the front panel is clipped to the case its like a low humming sound when its not it doesn't make a sound, any ideas? redface.gif

Are you sure it's the fan and not an HDD vibration traveling to the front of the case?
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