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#1 mollymoo

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 04:55 AM

I've got an old coolermaster case that has a 6" x 3" approx grill on the front and behind it was a foam filter.
I decided to have a bit of a clean up inside and replace some noisy fans and due to the state of the filter ( It had picked up years of crap and cigarette smoke )
I decided to bin it. Does anyone know what to replace it with and if its possible to actually buy the same material or close on the high street? :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 05:46 AM

Have you tried washing the filter?

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 07:45 AM

clean it with can air and then stop smoking and every thing will be fine :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 07:55 AM

You can get the large electrostatic air filters from any Home Depot/Wal-Mart and cut it to fit whatever size you need. Don't bother with the cheap fiberglass mesh filters, trust me on that one. My computer enjoys the smoke from my Cohibas very much thank you.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 08:46 AM

to dc3 too late already binned and gone :huh:
to starcraftmaster a can of air wont get rid of accumulated nicoteen and if youd' of told me to give up smoking 22 years ago i'd of stood half a chance as it stands though we dont smoke in the house anymore due to the new kiddies :thumbsup:
to dpunisher cool i'll try to find one but we dont have home depot or walmart ( though asda is now owned by walmart ) i live in england but i shall look see what there is out there ta :huh:

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:40 AM

I would be very leery of installing an electrostatic dust filter in a computer, much less modifying one to fit as they use high voltage (4000 - 6000 Volts) to attract the dust to the collection plates.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:44 AM

wow what is an electrostatic dust filter , I thought it was just a fancy bit of material :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 12:08 PM

You can read all about it here.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 12:16 PM

Yeah bit extreme ..... might just look for a bit of foam :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 12:55 PM

Sometimes you people.........................................


The "electrostatic filter" I am referring to has no electrical input. It is just a dual layer filter that uses the friction of the air moving over the first media to charge the particulates and stick it to the second layer. The ones I use have a blue layer, followed by a black foam layer. I pay about $14 US for a big 24"X30" filter that I cut to fit my stuff. The reason I suggested that filter vs the cheapie ones is that they dont fray and once you cut them to size they don't unfold like the others.

Edited by dpunisher, 09 February 2009 - 12:56 PM.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 01:09 PM

Because I've worked as an electrician for most of my adult life I tend to think of the electrostatic filters that are install in forced air handlers in residential and commercial applications. I'm glad that you cleared this up. Could you post a link for this filter?

Edited by dc3, 09 February 2009 - 01:09 PM.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 01:36 PM

Something similar to this:

http://www.lifetimeelectrostaticfilter.com/

Don't know how efficient they are compared to normal filters, I just get them because they are easy to cut and clean when the time comes.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 02:01 PM

Scotchbrite pads work very well and clean rather easily
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#14 mollymoo

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 04:39 AM

right or even a thin bath sponge would do the job thats pretty much what came out and its only to stop dust ...................... thers enough of it gets in other places that i dont need to be overly cautious its just to stop it at the grill really :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 07:45 AM

green scouring pads perfect




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