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In my experience, you always want fans exhausting off the heat from inside. Dust is always going to be a problem unless you build a case inside a vacuum chamber.

Most people just grab a datavac and do a monthly cleaning.

Monthly? lol. Low FPI rads FTW thumb.gif
     
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Or just connect every single rad via quick disconnect and take it out for dusting!
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In my experience, you always want fans exhausting off the heat from inside. Dust is always going to be a problem unless you build a case inside a vacuum chamber.

Most people just grab a datavac and do a monthly cleaning.

Monthly? lol. Low FPI rads FTW thumb.gif

Doesn't help in dusty Colorado, with dogs and carpet to boot, monthly cleaning is a good habit to have.
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Monthly? lol. Low FPI rads FTW thumb.gif

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Or just connect every single rad via quick disconnect and take it out for dusting!
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Doesn't help in dusty Colorado, with dogs and carpet to boot, monthly cleaning is a good habit to have.

Ah yeah... pets forgot about them
     
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Fan intake filters like the kind used in fish tanks plus same material only thinner on the exhaust rads so dust doesnt lay on the rads. Change filters depends on dusty conditions. Keep computer presurized by having more intake fans than exhaust fans and seal up the case for presure leaks. Then, dust cleaning is kept to a minimun; mine, 2 years now and no dust cleaning and I have a dusty conditon here with house contructions and large rice fields galore.
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I have to ask.... Fan filters used for fish tanks? Do you mean like the 300 micron spongy stuff a lot of people use as the first stage in a sump filter?
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Fan intake filters like the kind used in fish tanks plus same material only thinner on the exhaust rads so dust doesnt lay on the rads. Change filters depends on dusty conditions. Keep computer presurized by having more intake fans than exhaust fans and seal up the case for presure leaks. Then, dust cleaning is kept to a minimun; mine, 2 years now and no dust cleaning and I have a dusty conditon here with house contructions and large rice fields galore.

2 years is excessive, you may want to doublecheck, I use datavac at least twice a month but my filters are fine mesh
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2 years is excessive, you may want to doublecheck, I use datavac at least twice a month but my filters are fine mesh
You maybe right because now I switched to fine mesh filters too and they are letting in the dust. I will take them back out and put that white "fish filter stuff" back in. My case lab case has a front panel and I just put the filter on the front panel and close it, easy. Other fans require 2 grills to hold the material in place, it works.
The only problem was dust laying on top of my rads so I put a real thin layer across the rads and problem solved.
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For the STH10 how tight of a fit would it be to put a 360 (GTX nemesis ~60mm thick) radiator in P/P in the front flex bays?

I have been looking at pictures of other builds, and it looks like on top with a PSU, you can barely fit a 360 on the same side as an AX1200i. I will be using an AX1500i so The max size i could fit would probably be only 240. So thinking about only doing 1x 480 GTX Nemisis P/P up top with the PSU, leaving the othe side empty, and instead doing a 360 in the flex bay.

My initial thought of the loop would be:

EK X3 250 Res > Dual D5 Pump (ek top, with Res attached directly to dual pump top) > Flex bay 360 > Down below to 2x GTX nemesis 480's (Probably use Pongo method at bottom 480's to add drain port) > Gpu SLI block > CPU Block > Top GTX 480 > back to inlet on top of EK Res.


Also what do you guys think, do the entire case Gun Metal, or do Gun Metal exterior, Black interior. Since most computer parts are Black (Ek block, RVE color) dont know if it will clash to have Gun Metal on the inside as well.
     
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