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Try referring onto this thread.
Thanks, I think that Cooler Master really goofed when they installed the filter up there by default as the default setup is as an exhaust - they should have included that filter as an included add-on if the owner wanted to use the top as a intake.

Also IMO they need to improve on how that top piece comes out that #1 it's easier than those tabs and #2 that it should be as a separate section separated from the HDD swap bay and I/O panel OR as a slide out mesh to expose the fans like it's with the ATCS 840 case.
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pull front bezel off run under water, dry put back on
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Try referring onto this thread.
that thread doesnt tell you much. but it does raise the question, why is there a filter for the exhaust fans on top? I never thought of that. my top is exhaust, but i never bothered to see if that panel had a filter or not. I think it was just a grill though right? and if there is one, you cant remove it right?
Edited by dioxholster - 3/20/11 at 7:40am
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that thread doesnt tell you much. but it does raise the question, why is there a filter for the exhaust fans on top? I never thought of that. my top is exhaust, but i never bothered to see if that panel had a filter or not. I think it was just a grill though right? and if there is one, you cant remove it right?
It definitely has a filter under the mesh grill.

It has been said that that filter can be removed though I haven't tried it yet but will eventually as I suspect restricts the airflow out of the case.
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On the subject of air filters of this case: Has anyone tried to take out the top air filter?
Yes, I have. It's easy. There are 3 tabs on either side of the top panel. Access them through the interior of the case to remove the panel. Then, just work the filter from the corners until it is loose, and pull it out gently. You could also just remove the plastic brace to remove it, but that's an unnecessary step.

That top filter definitely impedes airflow out of the case, at least if you are using the top fans as exhaust. My CPU temps dropped ~4*C when I removed it.

Here is what mine looked like when I pulled it out...



Edited by spaceballsrules - 3/20/11 at 7:48am
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Yes, I have. It's easy. There are 3 tabs on either side of the top panel. Aceess them through the interior of the case to remove the panel. Then, just work the filter from the corners until it is loose, and pull it out gently. You could also just remove the plastic brace to remove it, but that's an unnecessary step.

Here is what mine looked like when I pulled it out...

What have you witnessed as per the improved airflow without that filter?
post #27 of 58
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Thanks, I think that Cooler Master really goofed when they installed the filter up there by default as the default setup is as an exhaust - they should have included that filter as an included add-on if the owner wanted to use the top as a intake.

Also IMO they need to improve on how that top piece comes out that #1 it's easier than those tabs and #2 that it should be as a separate section separated from the HDD swap bay and I/O panel OR as a slide out mesh to expose the fans like it's with the ATCS 840 case.

the filter is there so that if you install water cooling you can use 2 120mm fans on a 240 rad on the top as intake and still have it filtered
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post #28 of 58
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that thread doesnt tell you much. but it does raise the question, why is there a filter for the exhaust fans on top? I never thought of that. my top is exhaust, but i never bothered to see if that panel had a filter or not. I think it was just a grill though right? and if there is one, you cant remove it right?
I think it's because they assumed dust will settle on top of the case when the computer is off. Even with the top filter in, I still get lots of dust settling on my top two exhaust fans.

I wish they had made the top panel easier to remove. It's a pain to remove both side panels first just to push in those four tabs. Constantly vacuuming/blowing/rinsing the front is a nuisance too. I find either taking out the front fan or putting the case up higher off the floor helps.
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I have taken the top filter out of my case as both the top fans are exhaust so it's not need. I also have my PC on my desk about 2ft of the floor and it does not get very dusty. The front its dusty though so might go give it bath in a minute .
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What have you witnessed as per the improved airflow without that filter?
LOL I just edited my post....

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That top filter definitely impedes airflow out of the case, at least if you are using the top fans as exhaust. My CPU temps dropped ~4*C when I removed it.
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