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  1. dustyshiv

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    Guys,

    I have an XSPC quad rad with 6 120 mm fans. As its a crunching and folding rig, its on 24/7 and the rad fins accumulate a lot of dust. Would you think that adding filters to these fans would help reduce dust build up on the fins without sacrificing the performance of the rad?

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    the filter should be of the right mesh and have the correct mesh spacing.
    i would prefer one with 1mm mesh and the wire should be as thin as possible.
    these are pics of my CPU direct intake filter.
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    bastard gave me sneezing frenzy twice.
     
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    looks good. but i wouldnt put anything magneting in my case. especially this close to a graphics card. try to get a non magnetic one.
     
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    those DEMCiflex filters are really nice, and there's really no harm in putting them in your case. they're weak enough not to hurt anything and only thing that magnets shouldn't be near are your harddrives, but again, the magnets are weak and won't cause damage.
     
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    then its ok i guess.

    try putting a high static pressure fan directly along with it.
     
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    To be honest filters are nothing but trouble - I prefer to just strip, clean and rebuild the machine every 6 ~ 9 months - dust STILL gets through the filters and they ruin your airflow.

    But that's just me.
     
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    Filters will lower performance, period.

    Just clean the rad out every once in a while, and leave it at that.
     
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    ^ true.
    heck, you can get some meshing from the hard ware store and tape it to the rad.
     

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