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Where did you find those grills?
I got them off of FrozenCPU a few years ago. But these are SilverStone Honeycomb fan filters. You can get them off of Amazon.com for cheaper.



FrozenCPU has a lot of fan filters:
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g47/...ers-Page1.html

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Finding a quiet and efficient cooling fan is the ultimate goal for every enthusiast. The FF121 is a fan grille designed for easy installation with any 120mm fan. The honeycomb pattern on the grille not only reduces wind shear noise but also channels the airflow into more focused beam. Its integrated filter also provides reduced dust buildup to extend the life cycle of components. All in all, the FF121 is an excellent upgrade for any 120mm fans in your system.
http://www.silverstonetek.com/produc...no=FF121&area=

The honeycomb grill is suppose to channel more air flow. I guess this goes great with the AP-14's I already have. I can feel the air being drawn through the filter and being pushed to the radiator. You can't see it but I have fan filters on the underside of it also so dust doesn't get on the bottom side of the radiator.

I have these filters on the underside:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/25...tl=g47c223s548
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Where did you find those grills?

I have 3 of these grills I think I got mine from Amazon.com

    
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seen way worse then that

try looking into a rad after a guy smoking in the room and not cleaning for 12 month.

BAD picture. (not me tho. i just had to clean it )
Thanks for reminding me of my days in HVAC. I had a tech call in the old part of town as some retiree's furnace had apparently stopped working. As she answered the door with a cigarette and yellow-stained fingers, I knew I was in for a doozy.

Nicotine and tar from cigarettes literally will coat the interior of the air exchange in forced air units and can literally build up (her furnace was over 50 years old) to the point that the fans in the cage fill up and no longer move any air. (Picture the fan blades in your PC becoming smooth, and without little "scoops".) This causes the furnace to heat up, trip a thermal kill switch, and kills the furnace power - which prompts a phone call to a technician. I think it took me around 3 hours of using a special acid to clean that sucker out, and after seeing households with multiple dogs clogging up furnaces (that's a WHOLE other story) this was probably the nastiest tech ticket I had ever worked.
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Thanks for reminding me of my days in HVAC. I had a tech call in the old part of town as some retiree's furnace had apparently stopped working. As she answered the door with a cigarette and yellow-stained fingers, I knew I was in for a doozy.

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I did some work on a co-workers PC and it hadn't been cleaned in over 6 years of use. I was surprised the fan still turned since there was caked on dust and dirt an inch thick on all of the blades. The heat sink looked as if it had been raised from a sunken ship.

I open up and blow out my case every Sunday, I don't know what it is I just hate dust. A friend of mine never dusts his home and he has a carton of milk in the refrige today that has a July 10, 2010 expiration date.
    
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I think the title of this thread should be "Why you should clean your house on a regular basis" instead. If you keep a clean house then you wouldn't have to worry about this so much.
    
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I think the title of this thread should be "Why you should clean your house on a regular basis" instead. If you keep a clean house then you wouldn't have to worry about this so much.
NO matter how much you clean your house, there will always be dust. YOu might as well tell your skin cells to not die or hair to fall out. I still live at home and My mom woroks three days a week, the other 4 she is cleaning the house (and making sammich's of course). Granted my room, where my computer is, could be cleaned more often than I do, but it still isn't that dirty. Dust will always be everywhere, my friend.
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Oh that is nothing. I pulled about 1lb of cat fur out of my rad after ignoring cleaning it for a month.
yeah i second that, i got 2 fat @ss cats at home, its horrible
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post #48 of 49
datavac = epic

well worth the money

filters suck, hurts airflow
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"Buy a black radiator
And i dont stop until its stuffed with dirt
Dust, copper fins all filled with dirt
You nasty boy, you nasty"
-RAFFY originally
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