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    To filter or not to filter that is the Dust Question

    Hello to all,

    Yesterday I changed one of the coolers in my SCSI HDs case and reminded myself that same is using dust filter.

    I asked myself, all this cooling power and gadgets we use to do all sort of things for better performance but I've never seen anyone using this filters for PC.

    So I went to my dealer and once I've purchased 2x this thing, I'm confused?

    Filter on my SCSI case is elegant, slim as nylon, some plastic/fabric it makes sense.

    But this filter for PC makes no sense : 200x350mm size.

    You (obviously) cut and fit to your size and requirement, but what is strange this thing is FAT !!!!

    We are talking very much looking thing like damping material used inside of the speakers, real speakers,not desktop ones.

    Instruction (German high tech made) says this has ultra breathing capability, but I'm very suspicious,this is very FAT! Also you can wash this thing.

    I?m not happy with idea of forgetting that AMD64 and Zalman might be seriously restricted because of this.

    Dust will not pass this, but will Air also,that is what I fear?

    Any users out there who tried Air/Dust filters?

    What to do with this thing, I would like dust free interior

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    yeap - get some tights and put these on the areas where you need filtering. I have a casetek case that comes with filters for the fans and when I recently had to disassemble my PC the filters we're filthy - it goes to show whats being sucked in by the PC via the fans.

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    Yes, I've heard that from other forum also.

    Believe me or not in photography have used the same for softener and it gave fabulous results.

    Material at least is more safe looking to my eyes then this Fat, I can't call this FAT thing filter.

    Will try.

    Thanks

    this one looks fine (Pantyhose example from other forum) :

    example link
    Last edited by Volken; 15-05-2004 at 03:42 AM.

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    The only trouble with dust filters is that they get clogged up quickly and then BANG no airflow.

    If you consider a clean PC important then make sure you clean the filters (in whatever form you take) regularly.
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    Cleaning filters regularly is a lot easier than cleaning out clogged up heatsinks. I think filters are a must-have, particularly if your case is on the floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caged
    Cleaning filters regularly is a lot easier than cleaning out clogged up heatsinks. I think filters are a must-have, particularly if your case is on the floor.
    Bah, my system has so much airflow (and with it noise) that the dust can't settle, hehe.
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    Ah yes but we aren't all deaf

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    Doesn't nylon melt really easily? *gets worried about trying this at home*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caged
    Ah yes but we aren't all deaf
    Pardon?

    Falcon - I don't think fans themselves get that hot - not unless the bearings on them have had it. Still, I'd say if others have successfully done it, then you shouldn't have too bit a problem.
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    the biggest dustball factor is carpets, they generate an unbelieveable amount of dust, which your pc then sucks up into the innards :/

    In a carpeted home environment you really really need filters, okay they tend to fill up a bit, but it's not really that much of a problem with case designs these days, pull the fascia off and empty the suckers (pun not intended)
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    I'll take a photo of this thing (filter) I want you to all see this thing before I would even consider placing this instead
    pantyhose. Soon.
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    OK you guys, so now I'm officially poisoned with this sexy glass design add-on that seems to be attractive to most of you.

    First I felt I'm still immune to look but not to touch.

    But then I've seen this and illness progressed rapidly. > link : http://mimovrste.domenca.com/trgovin...va.php?id=5834

    I'm both Mac & PC user and this is my latest case - only one with relaxed look I wanted.

    link : http://www.dealsonic.com/aptuatxmidto1.html

    Now I learn from the site there is a finished option . > : http://store6.yimg.com/I/dealsonic_1792_73863124


    So this is how it looks alone : http://store6.yimg.com/I/dealsonic_1792_73741266

    This is sadly US and even more sadly I'm in Europe and this raises a question.

    Should I take this part or would you recommend to purchase glass of better brand quality elsewhere?

    Is this going to be a dust nightmare? Owners out there, be honest please.

    If I would just put lamps inside without any glass,because case already has perforation holes making this
    effect at least decent visible if teamed with some blue light., would this heat too much?

    Forgive me for childish question but if someone told me few months ago that I would be asking these questions I would consider him crazy.
    Last edited by Volken; 15-05-2004 at 11:17 PM.

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