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CM690 II Adv. PSU dust filter + TX650 = okay?

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Topic pretty much says it all

I have a CM690 II Advanced and a Corsair TX650, all the intakes are meshed and easily accessible EXCEPT for the power supply - I don't know what they were thinking but I don't want to unmount the thing every 2 months to get at a stupid filter.


Using my expert case modding skills I plan to tape it to the bottom with electrical tape and be done with it.


I'm an idiot when it comes to filters,airflow and PSU's but is the one that came with the 690 too aggressive? I measure them to be about 1mm in diameter with alot of wasted space in-between - will this cripple the PSU airflow too much?


I attached some pictures if it helps.

rest of the PC if it matters:

I7 950 (stock fan and clocks)
EVGA 460 EE FTW
ASUS P6X58D-E
WD 1tb black
corsair TX650
CM 690 Advanced II


thanks.

post #2 of 6
I just take some canned air and blow it off every month. I haven't had any problems. And I definitely haven't had any problems with it shutting off either.

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Trust me, it's not an issue.

I had a CM690II and a HX650, and the PSU ran every day for about 8 months, and when I took my system apart to move it to a new home, there was no dust in it. None.

Bearing in mind it was on a carpet for all that time, so it was a dusty/fluff ridden environment.

If anything, you may restrict the PSUs airflow, I wouldn't do it, there is a reason they didn't put a filter there

    
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Trust me, it's not an issue.

I had a CM690II and a HX650, and the PSU ran every day for about 8 months, and when I took my system apart to move it to a new home, there was no dust in it. None.

Bearing in mind it was on a carpet for all that time, so it was a dusty/fluff ridden environment.

If anything, you may restrict the PSUs airflow, I wouldn't do it, there is a reason they didn't put a filter there


I was using a Tx650 for 2 months and the first time I went to dust it with compressed air (I used a wooden pencil to stop the fan from spinning) I was greeted with clicking that wouldn't stop after power back on. I didn't see any wires that got blown into the path of a fan and more compressed air didn't stop it so I am assuming it was pet hair. I had to RMA the PSU and that wasn't very fun - I wasn't using the filter at that time.

I have a long haired cat and live in a really dusty / carpeted room. There was either two things that damaged that power supply. The hair or the air pressure knocking something loose.

after only 2 months of use it had built up some great dust that flew out the back - it came out easy. The hair was another story - it was wrapped around the fan grill and was stubborn to get out.


that's why I figured id try to use the filter.
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Ah, I see. I don't have any pets (in the house anyhow, chickens don't go well inside ), and my house is pretty clean, so that may be why.

I was just speaking from my personal experience, personal situations may vary
    
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post #6 of 6
I have not had any problems with the included filter and a TX750. I just wipe the dust that forms on the bottom of the case with cloth.
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