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Guys, is it me or is the stock dust filter and the Midi way too restrictive?

Thinking about changing it, but I have no idea what other material I could use. Any suggestions?

The mesh foam on the front panel?
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Originally Posted by Anoxy View Post

The mesh foam on the front panel?
Yessir.
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What do you guys feel is the best fan orientation on the Arc Midi R2? 2 front fans as intake, bottom one as intake, rear as exhaust, and top two as exhaust? I was considering maybe switching the top two fans to intakes.

That's what I was going to do but when I actually got the Midi R2, because of the anti-dust foam, I decided the top rad fans would be under the rad pushing air out. It probably doesn't change much though.
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My R4 has 8 drives in front and only the one default fan that came with the case i'm wondering if i should switch it for Quiet edition SP's or QE AF'S in the front.

I already have a dual pack of both types of fans.

Any help would be appreciated.
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You have the fans, try them out and figure which are the best in perf/noise ratio. wink.gif
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Finally got around to taking proper pictures, had a total of 64 with different levels of darkness / brightness, narrowed it down to 14 and a friend helped me pick the best ones I couldn't decide on so I've got 10 left.
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Please go easy on me, I would have better top fans and components but I barely have any money, the loop including everything cost me 200€ (concentrate blue pastel and the blue dye was free, the four Apaches I got for 6€ unit on sale and sold the old noctuas for 7€ each, bought everything second hand for 150€ and the tubing, fittings and Yates cost me 50€).










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post #8487 of 16288
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Yessir.

Yea, the Midi R2 has a better filter. I'd say cut it round to the shape of the fan blade and add Silverstone FF141 if you want to avoid dust.
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post #8488 of 16288
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Guys, is it me or is the stock dust filter and the Midi way too restrictive?

Thinking about changing it, but I have no idea what other material I could use. Any suggestions?
It is a slight restrictive, but not enough to stop airflow. Noctua A14 PWM fans at 30% is enough to have airflow within case. As the top HDD is gone.
I find the dust filter stop more dust than any other, like FF141 or any metal/plastic mesh. Like the ones on the bottom of the cases for the PSU. Those do nothing to stop dust.
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Originally Posted by mritschris View Post

My R4 has 8 drives in front and only the one default fan that came with the case i'm wondering if i should switch it for Quiet edition SP's or QE AF'S in the front.

I already have a dual pack of both types of fans.

Any help would be appreciated.
If you have all the drive filled and none the cage removed. Different fans wont help much, as all you do is cooling the drives.
The restrictions and gaps from the drives are enough to block airflow.
    
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post #8489 of 16288
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Yessir.
Yeah, I feel the same way. I was thinking of removing it the other day. Let me know what you decide to do.

EDIT: is the filter different on the original midi?
Edited by Anoxy - 7/24/13 at 3:19pm
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post #8490 of 16288
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Originally Posted by ZeVo View Post

Guys, is it me or is the stock dust filter and the Midi way too restrictive?

Thinking about changing it, but I have no idea what other material I could use. Any suggestions?
I think it's more a fan issue than the filter. The stock fans are very low static pressure and just are not able to move enough air through the filter.
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