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post #11 of 24
Taking them off wont make your temps go way down thats for sure.
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post #12 of 24
I have dust filters in my elite 330 and although they may impede airflow a small amount they are well worth it since you get virtually no dust buildup on your fans
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post #13 of 24
It's important to note that dirty air filters will impede flow more than clean ones, so if you neglect them for too long it could have a significant impact.
    
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post #14 of 24
yes but if it gets dutsy it would impede the airflow anyway, so when you put those on them, you dont need to worry about cleaning the fins/
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post #15 of 24
Yes they will impede air flow...especially if you have dust building up on the filters. Make sure you clean off any excess dust buildup regularity to make sure you have the best possible air flow through the filters. Honestly I feel the dust filters are worth it even if you do lose some air flow...it's better than having a nasty dusty interior of your PC.
    
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post #16 of 24
I hate to sound cliche but yes it will affect your airflow how ever they are well worth it. Especially if you plan on not cleaning your computer every other month. They are also much easier to clean and don't mind being hit with a vacuum so it might save you some money as far as air cans go. Depending on which you buy you may not even need to do that. you can swipe your finger and that would pick up most of the dust.

My suggestion is buy fans with more static pressure to counter the resistance caused by the filters. This way you can have a lot of air and keep it clean.

Last dont be fooled! When you put filters on your RPM increases! How ever this dosnt mean that its pushing more air.
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post #17 of 24
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Thanks for the replies. Rep'd everyone.

Is it worth buying 'more-expensive' dust filters as opposed to cheap ones?
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post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by OverTheBelow View Post
Thanks for the replies. Rep'd everyone.

Is it worth buying 'more-expensive' dust filters as opposed to cheap ones?
Not really
Infact you could even use some old window netting (Or whatever its called)
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post #19 of 24
The cheapest method is making your own. But there are different types of filters. Different types might let more air through while only holding back large partials of dust enter others let little air in and block the most dust.



Where is your computer located? How clean is the area? Is it a area with a lot of activity?

All these factors matter
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My computer is underneath my desk on a wooden floor. Gah it makes dust stand out so much, I miss carpets.
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