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post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by jhaze84 View Post
Those computers are pretty disgusting. Even though 95% of the pics is of crappy prebuilt PCs, it still makes me cringe to look at them.

And if you have a case with good air filters and positive pressure airflow you can go 6 months without dusting and there will be very little, if any buildup on the inside.
That's because prebuilts rely heavily on negative pressure.

When was the last time you saw a prebuilt with proper airflow?

An intake fan, and an exhaust fan?

Some don't even have an exhaust fan - the typical side-facing CPU cooler sucks in everything from the side, and blows it in all directions across the motherboard.

The only prebuilts seen with intake fans thus far, are workstations.

Even HP's business towers have no intake fans. They come with a slot for one, but there's nothing there inside the slot.
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post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by Volvo View Post
That's because prebuilts rely heavily on negative pressure.

When was the last time you saw a prebuilt with proper airflow?

An intake fan, and an exhaust fan?

Some don't even have an exhaust fan - the typical side-facing CPU cooler sucks in everything from the side, and blows it in all directions across the motherboard.

The only prebuilts seen with intake fans thus far, are workstations.

Even HP's business towers have no intake fans. They come with a slot for one, but there's nothing there inside the slot.
What would you say needs to be more powerful, the intake fan or the exhaust fan?
post #13 of 14
These are disgusting, I'm currently in the stage of cooling experimentation but I'm leaning towards a very slightly negative air-pressure, air gets out fast and the dust buildup is substantial but that's why you clean your case out every month
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post #14 of 14
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These are disgusting, I'm currently in the stage of cooling experimentation but I'm leaning towards a very slightly negative air-pressure, air gets out fast and the dust buildup is substantial but that's why you clean your case out every month
What about a fan so powerful the dust is afraid to get on the hardware?
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