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Yep I'm keeping mine filter-less as well. I bought the Metro DataVac for this reason and I haven't even had much dust in the 1month+ I've been using my S3.

Going back to ramen... I hope you guys at least try the real authentic $10+ ramen from restaurants. It really makes the $0.50 ones taste like cardboard (which they do tongue.gif). Just the broth alone is killer. If you're in the Bay Area in Norcal, the 2 places I would recommend are: Orenchi and Santouka. Those are the absolute best in this area.

my wife is from beijing, so yea, pretty sure i know real ramen
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If I were to get filters I would probably get custom demciflex filters, but the costs and the reasons above prevent me from even considering filters.
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Originally Posted by Mega Man View Post

my wife is from beijing, so yea, pretty sure i know real ramen

Don't mean to offend you but ramen is a Japanese dish, typically served with a miso (soybean) base or some other type of broth. Although many of the Asian soups can be pretty close to one another, so I'm sure your wife has cooked you something similar. As long as the food you eat makes you happy (and is cooked with love), that's all that really matters. biggrin.gif
    
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post #5963 of 22425
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Yep I'm keeping mine filter-less as well. I bought the Metro DataVac for this reason and I haven't even had much dust in the 1month+ I've been using my S3.

Going back to ramen... I hope you guys at least try the real authentic $10+ ramen from restaurants. It really makes the $0.50 ones taste like cardboard (which they do tongue.gif). Just the broth alone is killer. If you're in the Bay Area in Norcal, the 2 places I would recommend are: Orenchi and Santouka. Those are the absolute best in this area.

That's one thing I do need to invest in is a Datavac.

As for Ramen, there's only one place here that is an actual authentic Ramen place in Denver. It's kind of been my secret place of awesome that I go to. His Gyoza are amaaaazing, and I always go for the Chashiu (sp?) ramen. nomnomnom
post #5964 of 22425
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XSPC,HWL and Aquacomputer make the best quality rads around,accept no substitutions.

I dunno I've never been that excited about my HWL rads, paint would always scratch easily, screw threads could be stripped easily and the fan mounts themselves were a bit bendy. Also don't forget watercool, the quality of the moras are great. I would die to replace all my rads with full copper aquacomputer AMS rads though.

I don't feel like xspc rads are anything special, maybe the AX because I haven't actually seen one in person, but the RX and EX just seem like every other rad that is outsourced to china. Very few companies actually make their own rads.

While I agree about AT's business practices, Alphacool rads are I would say middle tier for quality, like XSPC and EK, decent and nice, but not sexy or going the extra mile in the way the aqua rads are. I have yet to see something from Phobya that doesn't look and feel cheap.
     
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XSPC,HWL and Aquacomputer make the best quality rads around,accept no substitutions.

I dunno I've never been that excited about my HWL rads, paint would always scratch easily, screw threads could be stripped easily and the fan mounts themselves were a bit bendy. Also don't forget watercool, the quality of the moras are great. I would die to replace all my rads with full copper aquacomputer AMS rads though.

I don't feel like xspc rads are anything special, maybe the AX because I haven't actually seen one in person, but the RX and EX just seem like every other rad that is outsourced to china. Very few companies actually make their own rads.

While I agree about AT's business practices, Alphacool rads are I would say middle tier for quality, like XSPC and EK, decent and nice, but not sexy or going the extra mile in the way the aqua rads are. I have yet to see something from Phobya that doesn't look and feel cheap.

I didn't forget Watercool,they are my favorite watercooling manufacturer (Not Aquacomputer like some dozy mugs keep saying) but I am not really into their rads....nor those horrible res they make. The MORA is the exception but its a bit unwieldy...

Was the HWL rad the SR that had tricky paint? Matt always scratches easily I have found,mainly as there is no clear coat normally.
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I didn't forget Watercool,they are my favorite watercooling manufacturer (Not Aquacomputer like some dozy mugs keep saying) but I am not really into their rads....nor those horrible res they make. The MORA is the exception but its a bit unwieldy...

Was the HWL rad the SR that had tricky paint? Matt always scratches easily I have found,mainly as there is no clear coat normally.

Nope never touched an SR, but I have two black ice gtx's that I dislike lulz.

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Something about Florida is really dusty. Specially this mid 80s house we just moved into. We even had it professionally cleaned... Maybe it's the dual AC system.

Nah, FL is just dusty. I run mine without filters. I rather buy the Metro DataVac than to spend money on filters that I have to pull in and out, which will cause wear on the case.
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post #5968 of 22425
How well does the metrovac work though? Doesn't it just blow off the dust into the rest of the case?
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How well does the metrovac work though? Doesn't it just blow off the dust into the rest of the case?

Yes it just blows the dust out, that's why people talk about bringing them outside to blow them out. They are pretty powerful and work great.

I have an air compressor in my garage which I used to use with an air nozzle, which works just as well, however not nearly as portable.
post #5970 of 22425
So if one has a big case, as is likely the case with this club, how often do you bring out your case to dust it out? I figure Stren had it best- QDs on the rads to take them out and dust them.
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