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in a computer case a watercooled one do you have to have any fans pushing air in?
i currently have all my fans blowing out i live on a dirt road and the dust is just horrible

would it get better temps if i had a couple blowing in?
Edited by solar0987 - 2/24/11 at 1:25pm
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Water cooling would keep the parts nice and cool. Usually for good air flow you want good cable managment and 50% of the fans blowing out air and 50% of the fans sucking in air. You don't wanna create a vaccuum. As for dust, try getting dust filters!
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Water cooling would keep the parts nice and cool. Usually for good air flow you want good cable managment and 50% of the fans blowing out air and 50% of the fans sucking in air. You don't wanna create a vaccuum. As for dust, try getting dust filters!
ive tried 3 diff kind of filters and it makes it so the fans are hardly blowing any air at all
there 78cfm fans and they move a ton of air but once i put the filter on its more like 30cfm if even that

and my cable management is top notch nothing is blocking anything
pics are in my sig the lagoon on last page
id like to get as much feedback on this subject as possible
once again your feedback is much appreciated
Edited by solar0987 - 2/24/11 at 1:26pm
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Ah thats annoying. Another way to prevent dust is to vaccuum the room lots. I think since your watercooled you should be fine with fans blowing out. I have an Antec 900 case and it gets dusty quick in my room, what I do is clean it with a dust can every month.
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Ah thats annoying. Another way to prevent dust is to vaccuum the room lots. I think since your watercooled you should be fine with fans blowing out. I have an Antec 900 case and it gets dusty quick in my room, what I do is clean it with a dust can every month.
if i have fans sucking in i have to clean it every 3 days or its just disgusting
thats how bad it is, i live in the country and on a dirt road and have 3 stupid dogs "man i hate all 3" it gets really bad

i vacuum every day my computer is on top of my desk also
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I feel for you. In that case, keep the fans blowing out, you definitely dont want all that stuff in your case and on your components. Watercooling will keep your parts nice and cool. Its always nice to have some good airflow but it isnt as important when your water cooling.
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I feel for you. In that case, keep the fans blowing out, you definitely dont want all that stuff in your case and on your components. Watercooling will keep your parts nice and cool. Its always nice to have some good airflow but it isnt as important when your water cooling.
Ty the feedback is much appreciated ya the inside of my case is now white and i so dont want it turning brown lol

so im ok with my current setup 1 140 mm fan in front 2 120 on top pushing throught rad and a 230 pulling and 1 120 on back all blowing out?
or would i be better with some of them pushing in with a filter even thought it reduces the airflow aloot?
Edited by solar0987 - 2/24/11 at 2:48pm
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in a computer case a watercooled one do you have to have any fans pushing air in?
i currently have all my fans blowing out i live on a dirt road and the dust is just horrible

would it get better temps if i had a couple blowing in?


Vacuuming your room often helps and it hurts! Vacuuming sucks up dirt and dust, but it also agitates the settled dust in the carpet/room creating a dust cloud. Try vacuuming your room with the curtains drawn during the day then open them 1/4 way you will see all of the dust created in the air while you are "getting rid of it."

I would recommend filters, try used dryer sheets, a scheduled cleaning regimen with plenty of compressed air is a must have for anyone (like me) who hates dust anywhere. In your situation, with the dirt road, you may want to cover your PC when not in use.

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