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with the push pull system, along with using the H70 as an intake, it does suck in a lot of dust, since I've had it every couple of weeks I dismount the rad and hoover it out, it's a bit tedious, I'm hesistant to put a dust filter over it as it will kill my air flow, any tips on removing dust from the H70 rad without having to remove, it's mounted at the back of a Corsair 700D btw smile.gif
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by imbehindyou123;12886958 
with the push pull system, along with using the H70 as an intake, it does suck in a lot of dust, since I've had it every couple of weeks I dismount the rad and hoover it out, it's a bit tedious, I'm hesistant to put a dust filter over it as it will kill my air flow, any tips on removing dust from the H70 rad without having to remove, it's mounted at the back of a Corsair 700D btw smile.gif

If you get the right filter to attach, the airflow isn't restricted by much. On my current rig with the H50, I idle at about 33c-37c and load (LynX) usually no higher than 65c. I have it set up as intake with this on the outer fan:

http://www.jab-tech.com/120mm-Aluminum-filter-Black-pr-1501.html

Definitely helps cut down on the dust getting into the rad.
Edited by Demented - 3/27/11 at 2:27am
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post #3 of 31
Dismounting sounds like paranoia.
I blow compressed air into my H50 every month or so and it takes care of it without too many issues.

You could always put fan filters on the entry points of your case, instead.
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post #5 of 31
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Originally Posted by Demented;12886999 
If you get the right filter to attach, the airflow isn't restricted by much. On my current rig with the H50, I idle at about 33c-37c and load (LynX) usually no higher than 65c. I have it set up as intake with this on the outer fan:

http://www.jab-tech.com/120mm-Aluminum-filter-Black-pr-1501.html

Definitely helps cut down on the dust getting into the rad.

I get 17 idle, 31 load smile.gif
    
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I have an air filter on the outside of the case held in by the H50 screws. I simply vacuum the filter every week when I vacuum my room and it works fine. You should be able to pick them up at any computer store for a few bucks.
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i clean my h50 with canned air ... just spray it when its off ... doesnt really affect temps a lot (31idle at dirty and 29idle at clean, and 60p95 dirty and 55p95 clean) but its so fun:)
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i clean my h50 with canned air ... just spray it when its off ... doesnt really affect temps a lot (31idle at dirty and 29idle at clean, and 60p95 dirty and 55p95 clean) but its so fun:)

canned air, you know the worlds gone wrong when we're buying canned air tongue.gif
    
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I've yet to have to clean out my build at all. What's nice about my case is that I have it mounted in the front drive bays and each drive has a filter element in it. So it's not going to be as good of filtration as a filter directly attached to a fan, the drive bay filters should still do something in helping prolong less dust entering. And the CPU idles at ambient all the time so flow is good.
    
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canned air, you know the worlds gone wrong when we're buying canned air tongue.gif
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