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So I took out the front foam filter on my Midi and temps seemed to drop a couple of degrees. I still plan on buying some fan filter for the front that's better than the stock crap. I'm debating whether buying Demciflex (they have a custom Midi front filter you can buy) or just buy two FF141 filters and slap them in between the mesh and fan.

What do you guys think? Anyone have experience in either filters?
post #8622 of 16056
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So I took out the front foam filter on my Midi and temps seemed to drop a couple of degrees. I still plan on buying some fan filter for the front that's better than the stock crap. I'm debating whether buying Demciflex (they have a custom Midi front filter you can buy) or just buy two FF141 filters and slap them in between the mesh and fan.

What do you guys think? Anyone have experience in either filters?
Stock filters are very good, better than most case use. The rest are mesh, which dont help with dust. Like the one on the bottom of the Arc Midi. Those type really do little to help keep dust out.
Guarantee the dust will increase with those other ones. yes I have tried it with ones like the FF141.

Temp drop will be little unless the ambient changed. Also the fans used will determine on how well it is able to pull the air.
I'm using the NF-A14 PWM 2x front + 2x Top + 1x bottom intake and 1x Rear exhaust, all of them running at 30% (400rpm).
Once load hits, 60% (800rpm)
As long air is moved around and the top HDD cage is removed all will be fine.
    
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post #8623 of 16056
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Stock filters are very good, better than most case use. The rest are mesh, which dont help with dust. Like the one on the bottom of the Arc Midi. Those type really do little to help keep dust out.
Guarantee the dust will increase with those other ones. yes I have tried it with ones like the FF141.

Temp drop will be little unless the ambient changed. Also the fans used will determine on how well it is able to pull the air.
I'm using the NF-A14 PWM 2x front + 2x Top + 1x bottom intake and 1x Rear exhaust, all of them running at 30% (400rpm).
Once load hits, 60% (800rpm)
As long air is moved around and the top HDD cage is removed all will be fine.
I've heard the foam on the Midi R1 is decent, which I have, but the R2 is much better. As for my fans, I'm using NF-A14 FLX at 1200RPM for my front intake (x2) and one at the rear as an exhaust also at 1200RPM. NH-D14 is also at full.

I'll leave the filter alone then. I mean my temps are still great, but it's really hot here I wanted to see if there was anything I could do in the meantime.

Another question for you guys: are all, if not most of computer case rivets 1/8"? I'm going to install the bottom HDD cage back tomorrow for sure and need to go get a rivet gun and some rivets, but I had no idea what size they are. Also is it perfectly fine if they are aluminum? Home Depot doesn't have anything else in stock.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Stanley-1-8-in-Aluminum-Rivets-100-Pack-PAA42-1B/100654904#.UfsyXJK1HoE

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Stanley-10-in-Medium-Duty-Riveter-MR33C/203771504#.UfsyRJK1HoE
post #8624 of 16056
The filters make my system significantly louder and block a lot of airflow for me, so I usually remove the top one when stress testing.
post #8625 of 16056
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Originally Posted by ZeVo View Post

So I took out the front foam filter on my Midi and temps seemed to drop a couple of degrees. I still plan on buying some fan filter for the front that's better than the stock crap. I'm debating whether buying Demciflex (they have a custom Midi front filter you can buy) or just buy two FF141 filters and slap them in between the mesh and fan.

What do you guys think? Anyone have experience in either filters?

I can´t say a lot about the Demciflex, because I didn´t try one out.
For my Arc midi I used to Change every Filter against FF141, as you said between the mesh and fan (my reason was esthetics primary).
The result was quiet and more pleasing for the eye IMO.


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post #8627 of 16056
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Here's mine : http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/b/EmN







A build log is on his way, when I'll have time >_<</div>

Nice build so you did end up with a NZXT HALE 90 V1?

Glad to see all that work you put into it paied of looks great
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post #8628 of 16056
Yep, I did end up with one, I'll update some pictures on the thread soon wink.gif.
I'm glad indeed, that all the work and your help (and the people on the thread in general).
And yeah, for a first build, not too too bad \o/
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post #8629 of 16056
Ey guys got a Arc Midi R1. Does this fit a 240 rad in front without mod? i cant see the screw places, damn..
post #8630 of 16056
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Ey guys got a Arc Midi R1. Does this fit a 240 rad in front without mod? i cant see the screw places, damn..
Did you just buy that case? It does have offset mounts.
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