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After working very hard I have finally managed to buy this wonderful cabinet
I have it painted black so it looks even better than the original version... will post pics soon. My only concern is regarding dust. I was using a cooler-master elite330 which had dust-filters in the drive bay covers. The HAF932 however doesn't have any. It has plenty of openings inviting dust.
Is there any way to improve the situation? And if there are any other ways to improve my experience with this wonderful beast, do suggest.
    
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Panty hoses on all you fans! Serious.


And make sure you keep positive pressure in the case, meaning more air coming in than is getting exhausted out. That will ensure all the air/dust coming into your case goes through the panty hosed fans.
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HAF 932 is a positive pressure case with its stock fan configuration. So, all you have to do is to add/DIY filters to the intake fan areas.

For front intake fan and bottom PSU intake fan, see pic 1 below showing the case bottom. For front intake fan, just cut a proper sized one and fit it between the fan and the cover. This kind of filter is originally used for a window air conditioning unit. A good hardware store should have plenty of supplies. Prices varies. Brand names like 3M cost more while generic brand (like that shown in pic) costs much less.

For side intake fan, see pic 2. Using pantyhose is an easy and cheap method. What I did was to cut the approximate size and fit it onto the side panel with fan rubber nails. This method is a little tricky because the pantyhose filter can cut down the airflow that might affect internal case temp. As the porosity of a pantyhose differs from one to another, you have to choose one that is not too dense. Minor adjustment can be achieved because pantyhose is elastic and so you can vary the porosity by different degrees of stretching.

Alternatively, you can buy DEMCiflex filters custom-made for 932. They are expensive, unfortunately.
Link:http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...-_4_Piece.html

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Thanks guys, I will see what I can get my hands on. Might have to go the james bond way cause the custom filters probably wont be available here at my place.
    
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Originally Posted by windfire View Post
HAF 932 is a positive pressure case with its stock fan configuration. So, all you have to do is to add/DIY filters to the intake fan areas.

For front intake fan and bottom PSU intake fan, see pic 1 below showing the case bottom. For front intake fan, just cut a proper sized one and fit it between the fan and the cover. This kind of filter is originally used for a window air conditioning unit. A good hardware store should have plenty of supplies. Prices varies. Brand names like 3M cost more while generic brand (like that shown in pic) costs much less.

For side intake fan, see pic 2. Using pantyhose is an easy and cheap method. What I did was to cut the approximate size and fit it onto the side panel with fan rubber nails. This method is a little tricky because the pantyhose filter can cut down the airflow that might affect internal case temp. As the porosity of a pantyhose differs from one to another, you have to choose one that is not too dense. Minor adjustment can be achieved because pantyhose is elastic and so you can vary the porosity by different degrees of stretching.

Alternatively, you can buy DEMCiflex filters custom-made for 932. They are expensive, unfortunately.
Link:http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...-_4_Piece.html
Hey windfire, i was wondering if you could tell me where you got those rubber nails. I can't seem to find them anywhere.
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Hey windfire, i was wondering if you could tell me where you got those rubber nails. I can't seem to find them anywhere.
Those rubber fan screws are Bitspower BP-EZFSC-BK.

Product link:
http://www.bitspower.com.tw/index.ph...&products_id=5

I suppose you are in the USA and here is one place that sells it:
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0295354

Edited by windfire - 8/3/11 at 5:46am
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Panty hoses on all you fans! Serious.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH1CsgADwBY

And make sure you keep positive pressure in the case, meaning more air coming in than is getting exhausted out. That will ensure all the air/dust coming into your case goes through the panty hosed fans.
That's what I do. Works great.
Edited by huhh - 8/3/11 at 6:54am
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lol the guy in the video kept saying pantyhoe =P
   
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