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Originally Posted by UnexplodedCow;12753468 
I tried negative, as my case was slightly that way out of the box. I tried fan filters (aluminum mesh, and foam). I was cleaning them once a week at least (usually 2-3 days before they clogged). On top of that, I still had to clean the CPU heatsink once every 3-4 months. I switched to positive, and (prior to recently going with water), I cleaned the CPU heatsink once in a year, and it was barely dusty. The filters are still in place, and need to be cleaned about once a month now. Go figure on that one, I'd expect no difference on filters.
As for case temps, I noticed lower ones with positive pressure, although I was using more fans to achieve that (4x92mm at that time). I will at least say the Chieftec Mesh full tower is an excellent blank canvas, although I probably should've gone with 120mm intake fans, but felt the 92mm would provide better pressure.
How in the name of Chewbacca can you have so much dust?
I only need to clean my floor filters once per month...
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I would like to know the same. I vacuum at least once per week, and still pick up unbelievable amounts of dust. I wonder if the people who lived here before me ever cleaned. Most of the dust is ground in, as well as carpet fibers. I was putting the water system in my case together, and left some things out overnight. The result was lint buildup in the CPU block less than a week later.

Also, dirt roads abound here, so things can be quite dusty.
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We have an African Gray parrot. They shed the tips of their feathers, as do cockatiela and cockatoos. From just one bird I need to clean my filters ever other week.
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