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should I flip my PSU or just put a filter somewhere?


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#1 CalusBlade

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:58 PM

So my PSU is sucking air form the bottom of my case and blowing out the back. I wiped the table today and some dust. Should I put a filter there? Not inside the PSU but outside it. . .tape on the filter on the case or something. note this is a corsair 750 so I donno if this is something that would light on fire or die if too much dust gets in it.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 11:06 PM

you can put a filter over the grate on the case, like say a coffee filter cut to size, some thin foam, or something similar if you want, make sure its nothing that will restrict the airflow, however. Its more important though to blow the entire computer out with compressed air every so often-even with filters, even with filters theres no way to completly keep the dust out (short of stopping the airflow, which is more detrimental then the dust) filters just help keep the dust under control.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 11:41 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=03F-002T-00033

This is what I am planning on using. Is it good? Gonna do the same with my fans with this

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 11:26 PM

It might-hard to tell how thick it is in the picture, but at that price just keep an eye on the airflow for the first couple days, and if its good (the air coming out the back of the PSU isnt to hot) then you should be good to go. If it blocks to much airflow, then your only out 5 bucks.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 04:10 PM

can't use them, gonna need the thin them all out. goes up around 10 C

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 05:05 PM

have you tried a traditional coffee filter? In all honesty, my case has a bottom mounted PSU with a air intake underneath, and its one of the few fans I have that isn't filtered, and I have no issues whatsoever with it. I blow it out on occasion, as well as the rest of the computer. Filters dont eliminate the need for basic maintenance (like blowing them out with canned air every so often) they just help.

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