Originally Posted by cyphon
Hey guys, I'm finishing up a water cooled arc midi r2 and I was running the fans and noticed how restrictive the dust filters were. I am considering removing the filters but don't think the plastics grid would look good through the steel mesh. I think the top one is attached to the whole sliding top part in there and the front has the clicky attachment part on it so the plastic. A not be removed completely. Has anyone tried cutting out the plastic grids? Are there any other mods to look at trying?
I have seen people remove the plastic grids, however I don't have any pictures of it offhand. I do want to point out, though, that you might compare your load temps with the filters installed vs removed. I know on my loop the difference was literally 1-2* average durring gameplay for both the gpu and cpu. Depending on your average temps, and the difference, it may not be worth cutting your case up.
Also, dust affects temps, obviously lol, and it's a lot easier to clean out a filter than rad (especially the ones with higher fpi).Edited by rebelextrm02 - 10/30/13 at 9:23am