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Originally Posted by FDS;12800365 
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.

So do you recommend taking the top filter out? I know dust settles on top of the case or could creep inside when its off so maybe its a good idea to leave it there? And i hate how i have to remove both panels first too. But the front filters arent bad, you can easily remove the panel and do whatever, i havnt tried it yet though.
Edited by dioxholster - 3/20/11 at 7:59am
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Originally Posted by spaceballsrules;12800398 
LOL I just edited my post....

4 degrees C WOW!!!! That's a real measureable drop just because of a filter removal!

Thanks so very much!wink.gif
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I'm glad I started this thread as I felt I couldn't be the only one with these concerns.smile.gif
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I drag my case outside and blow it out w/compressed air every few weeks tbh.
    
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Originally Posted by nickt1862;12800434 
4 degrees C WOW!!!! That's a real measureable drop just because of a filter removal!

Thanks so very much!wink.gif

My pleasure. biggrin.gif
As you can tell from the pic, there was a lot of dust blocking the airflow that I hadn't realized was even there, so take that into consideration. A clean top filter won't impede the airflow as much as my dusty one did, but it will still make a difference in terms of temps and airflow, especially over time.
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Originally Posted by nickt1862;12800442 
I'm glad I started this thread as I felt I couldn't be the only one with these concerns.smile.gif

It's always good to ask. When I first got my case, I was a little turned off by the way the filters were designed, but I have since learned that they work very well and are easy to maintain when done correctly.

Now where's my Dustbuster? ninja.gif
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Originally Posted by staryoshi;12800457 
I drag my case outside and blow it out w/compressed air every few weeks tbh.

Looks like I have to invest in a portable air compressor for this case just so I can clear dust from the interior.

Keep on forgetting what the recommended one on this forum is called but it's about $45 USD on Amazon.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by spaceballsrules;12800491 
My pleasure. biggrin.gif
As you can tell from the pic, there was a lot of dust blocking the airflow that I hadn't realized was even there, so take that into consideration. A clean top filter won't impede the airflow as much as my dusty one did, but it will still make a difference in terms of temps and airflow, especially over time.



It's always good to ask. When I first got my case, I was a little turned off by the way the filters were designed, but I have since learned that they work very well and are easy to maintain when done correctly.

Now where's my Dustbuster? ninja.gif


I still think even without the dust on that filter it would account for about 2 degrees C of hotter temps IMO.
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Originally Posted by nickt1862;12800496 
Looks like I have to invest in a portable air compressor for this case just so I can clear dust from the interior.

Keep on forgetting what the recommended one on this forum is called but it's about $45 USD on Amazon.

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW"]Metro Datavac[/ame] - an essential part of any PC enthusiast's arsenal.
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Metro Datavac - an essential part of any PC enthusiast's arsenal.

Thanks that's the one, seems like it went up in price.

Is it as noisy as I've read?
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Originally Posted by nickt1862;12800558 
Thanks that's the one, seems like it went up in price.

Is it as noisy as I've read?

It's as noisy as a vacuum cleaner. I like it. It works great for blowing dust out of my computer, but I also use it to blow leaves and debris off my patio. It doubles as a leaf blower. gunner.gif
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