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post #11 of 34
Not 100% necessary but depends on your environment. My rigs pick up a lot of dust and without the filters I would be forever cleaning them. I clean mine one a month and then do a full system strip dwn and rebuild and clean every 12 months.

I always notice after I clean every thing, they sound a little quieter.

If you had no filters, your CPU cooler would get jammed up pretty quick and you will start to see higher temps as the airflow gets restricted. Not recomended if you are overclocking.
post #12 of 34
I recently put a filter on every intake fan. My basement is dusty so I have to clean them regularly
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post #13 of 34
YES dust filters are worth the Decreased Airflow.

Thruth is you should plan for it before you buy the filters. Buy your self a fan with alot of static pressure and it wont even notice the filters are there. Yet your pc will live longer/ be quiter / get lower temps.
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post #14 of 34
Filters are definitely worth it if you don't have a super-clean environment with lots of dust extraction. Yes they do impede air flow, but it's way easier to clean a fan filter now and again than dust out a whole computer.
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i used to have dust filters on all my others cases except this HAF 932, and i didn't like how they blocked some airflow, and they always looked like poo even though my house is pretty clean, i have an air compressor i can dust my rig out every 2-3 weeks or so when it starts getting dusty.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ShortySmalls;12022379 
i used to have dust filters on all my others cases except this HAF 932, and i didn't like how they blocked some airflow, and they always looked like poo even though my house is pretty clean, i have an air compressor i can dust my rig out every 2-3 weeks or so when it starts getting dusty.

I thought of using an air compressor but I heard they can damage parts. Which would be easier and most useful? Filters or just upgrading the way I clean the pc itself?
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My case came with filters built in and I love it. 3 months without cleaning and the inside is as clean as day 1. All I have done is pull the filters out and cleaned them with a vacuum one time. Every build will include filters for the rest of my life as far as I'm concerned.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hbliss23;12021629 
I've been putting a build together online just for fun, and I was thinking dust filters would help alot in the long term, but would they? Does anyone here have them already? If so, how are they, and how much air flow is blocked by em?

Dust will begin to build up on them and, yes, reduce air flow, but its alot easier to clean the filters than to clean the crap out of your computer. you wouldn't need them on the exhaust fans, since you would want the dust to escape the inside of the case.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by airplaneman;12021685 
drool.gif I live in a basement apartment, that would work wonders in my house.. wanna loan it to me? tongue.gif
Do you have central HVAC? If so, you can just use a HEPA filter for the return instead of a cheap fiberglass one. They are about 8x more expensive but last 3x longer. Not to mention, they remove a lot more crap from the air. /off topic

I have my rig set up so that all incoming air goes through a filter. The filter needs to be cleaned about once a month, the rig, yearly(and it's really not that bad after a year I could probably go two years). My last rig did not have a filter and it would be nasty after six months.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tmunn;12022585 
Do you have central HVAC? If so, you can just use a HEPA filter for the return instead of a cheap fiberglass one. They are about 8x more expensive but last 3x longer. Not to mention, they remove a lot more crap from the air. /off topic

I have my rig set up so that all incoming air goes through a filter. The filter needs to be cleaned about once a month, the rig, yearly(and it's really not that bad after a year I could probably go two years). My last rig did not have a filter and it would be nasty after six months.

Unfortunately no, I don't. That sounds like it would work brilliantly though.
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