Originally Posted by XSHollywood
Use nothing. Take a pair of needle-nose pliers and rip the foam out from between the metal mesh and plastic frame. People get WAAAY too hung up on 'filters' for computers. Unless your computer lives in a bakery, or the high-desert, you shouldn't ever have enough dust to worry about. Just keep a medium horse-hair paintbrush in your tool box and brush the front off every now and then.
Without the foam it'll breath MUCH better. Hell, I'm getting great temps from two front intake and one rear exhaust. Bottom 140mm fan spot (between power supply and hdd/ssd cage) blocked with packing tape over the bottom filter, and kept the foam up top. The foam creates enough resistance for air to pretty much go from front to back and not leak out much. Until I decide to water-cool, I'm thinking of totally blocking the top with black posterboard. (or white)
Ok, then come to my home and you can clean the dust. Where I am it is very bad, have to dust my home every 3-4 days. It is worse in other home is even worse, were across the street from a wood mill.
I've had no dust filters and within a week, everything was covered, black has a slight whitish look.
I also have great temps, but running at low speed. More load faster speeds. All PWM, which is nice.
Originally Posted by ds84
What led lights you are using? im thinking of making something like spotlights to shine on my components from the top corners with white lights... any suggestions?
I use the Bitfenix Alchemy Strips White 30cm. One on the bottom and one on top behind fans. Gives a nice look.