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    Filters for fans.....worth buying??

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    im just about to put the finishing touches to my new water cooled rig and was thinking about buying some filters for my fans. As my radiator is so big 3x120mm i had to mount it on the top of my case with the fans attatched to it - do you think it would be best to fit some filters for each fan just to protect bits of crap falling into it??

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    nah, just get some old tights, cut to size and secure with a rubber band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgh0
    nah, just get some old tights, cut to size and secure with a rubber band.

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    the ghetto mod

    If its aestetics (sp?) that your after fan guars would probably be better, but if you dont want the dust etc going through your rad then it is probably a good idea to get some filters

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    tights sounds a winner but as dave87 mentioned its on the top of my case so it has to look good. Anyone know of any links to some nice looking filters, some of the ones ive seen look like a brillo pad and just nasty - and cheap
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    sweetness - thats exactly what im looking for....well in black

    thanks
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    yay! no probs (in black)

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    Just a shame really that he has 120mm fans and those are 80mm filters.

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    erm try cooler master as they supply there cases with them...

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    they do loadsa filters on ebay. quite cheap aswell

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgh0
    Just a shame really that he has 120mm fans and those are 80mm filters.

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    nearly my mistake there thanks for the warning
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    On the odd chance I do clear out my filters, I can say they are seriously worth it when you see how much crap falls out! I found three dead lacewings in my friends CPU SilenX fan on his XP-120 the other day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgh0
    nah, just get some old tights, cut to size and secure with a rubber band.

    Jobs a good 'un
    This is actually the best way of keeping the case cleaner, whilst still allowing good airflow believe it or not.

    Stretched far enough, it doesn't actually look that bad.

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    Also try Bounce sheets. It's what I'm using at the moment.

    You should get a nice smell in the rig for a short while

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    I have some filters on my antec P180 (comes pre fitted at the front), they are absolutely brilliant for keeping dust out, but dust still finds its way in
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    i agree with the bounce thing tbh, sounds v cheap way of doing it if it works??

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