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#1 The Trip

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 01:59 AM

All the reviews I have read on Case Fan Filters usually say one thing; bad product. Due to the fact that it reduces airflow (increaces temperatures), and makes more nosie. Some said after using the fan filters, the tempurtures on MBM (mother board monitor), went red.

Is there any other solution to case dust, other than cutting a new hole in the case. Where my computer is located there is tons and tons of dust, and there is no other place that I can move it to.

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 09:11 AM

If the situation is as bad as you say I would be looking at creating a controlled environment around the PC (and its operator!). Set up some air conditioning duct from the nearest fresh air and put a fan in it to provide positive air pressure at the PC end. Contain the airflow to surround the PC so the PC only draws on clean air and the hot air from the PC is vented into the dusty environment.

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 11:58 AM

My Antec case has a built in filtre in the front, and, if it is kept clean (it pulls out) does not increase any of the temps in the case; the main thing to look for in any filtre is that it is so dense as to prohibit air movement.

You are concerned, and rightly so, about dust shortening the life of your computer. Get a large cardboard box ( larger than your case as space will allow); cut several large air holes in it, go to your local hardware store and purchase a couple of commercial filtres (for a/cs or air purifiers) and tape these over the air holes. Cut some access holes for cords in the box and then cover your case with it. This will purify the air going into your case without causing it to be blocked. (Replace or clean the filters often)

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 03:16 PM

I got antec's Cyclone Blower, its a fan that sits in a PCI Slot on the case (doesnt plug into Motherboard). What it does, is it sucks air from your PC, and shoots it out a PCI Slot.

The way that it is in my case, it almost looks like it can catch the air from my side panel fan, and blow it out. Hopefully this will reduce dust. I will open it back up in a month or so, see how much it helps.

Heres a link to it:

http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=77094

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 05:47 PM

Thats an interesting solution. Will it allow you to use a filter? It blows air at 22CFM so if that is going out it must be coming in and it seems that would bring a lot of dust.

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 09:00 PM

almost looks like it can catch the air from my side panel fan, and blow it out


Remember the idea of cooling fans is to set up air flow inside the computer to dissipate the hot air building up around power hungry components. If one fan sucks air in and another one sucks it straight out again then neither of them are contributing much to cooling the PC.

Edited by Rimmer, 11 May 2005 - 09:01 PM.


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