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Do dust filters impede airflow?

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Might be a dumb question, but if so, how much would it affect the airflow? Sick of my GPU and CPU fans making noises over time due to dust.
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post #2 of 24
Short answer: Yes. But I've found its worth the tiny amount they impede it by.
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It doesnt stop airflow too much. but it noticeable.
Just yesterday I was testing just that.
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Long answer: yeeeeeeeees
Edited by spaceballsrules - 3/30/11 at 11:57am
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post #5 of 24
Depends on the type of filter. Foam filters? Mesh filters?

Either way there is going to be some airflow lost. Whether a negligible amount or not the simple answer is yes.
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post #6 of 24
The laws of physics say yes.
How much the airflow is impacted depends on the kind of filters you use.
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post #7 of 24
it does but not a noticeable amount. Its well worth it to cut down on the dust coming into your system.

I use to take the filters out of my new cases, then one day I tested temps with them in and only my GPU went up 1c everything else was no change

edit: I have the thin mesh filters
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post #8 of 24
The short answer: yes
Long Answer: the finer the mesh of the filter the more it will impede airflow.
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post #9 of 24
I just recently ripped my make shift filters off and I haven't seen a difference to be honest. It will impede your airflow a bit but I don't think it's anything that will cause a problem. What type of filter?
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post #10 of 24
There is a comparison of different filter types and their impact on airflow. Give me a minute while I try to find it.....
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