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System Name Brightworks Systems BWS-6 E-IV
Processor Intel Core i5-6600 @ 3.9GHz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 Rev 1.0
Cooling Quality case, 2 x Fractal Design 140mm fans, stock CPU HSF
Memory 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3000 Corsair Vengeance
Video Card(s) EVGA GEForce GTX 1050Ti 4Gb GDDR5
Storage Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD, Samsung 860 Evo 500GB SSD
Display(s) Samsung S24E650BW LED x 2
Case Fractal Design Define R4
Power Supply EVGA Supernova 550W G2 Gold
Mouse Microsoft Wireless 5000
Keyboard Microsoft Wireless Comfort 5050
Software W10 Pro 64-bit
It'd be easier to clean the components of dust than gunked up filters
No it isn't. If you can access the filter, it is much easier to wipe it off with a damp rag or even a vacuum. If you have to open up the case, worry about ESD, knocking cables loose, banging into things, that is much more difficult.

I really think removable air filters should be a standard by now... But apparently it is not.
If it were easy to create standards, there would be an ATX type standard for notebooks. But there never can be because makers all have their own way of doing things and don't want to give that up. Plus, adding removable filter support increases the cost of production and design.

Note while "clean rooms" (such as computer rooms that have extensive filtering for the whole rooms) are common with "server rooms", hospitals, and other environments, it is not always the case in homes. Certainly, off the floor helps. But much depends on your geographical location. Desert environments are more dusty. Heavy construction in the area matters too. Even tree pollen and open windows can cause problems.

Pets shedding hair and dander makes a big difference, as does having a bunch of rug-rats running around stirring up dust - no matter how clean you keep your house or how high off the floor you keep your computer.
 
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System Name Delta // HTPC
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Cooling Corsair H80i V2 // Silverstone NT-06 Pro
Memory Corsair DDR4 3600 32gb //G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1600
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Storage Samsung 950 Pro NVMe 512, 2 Tb FireCuda// Samsung 1Tb SSD
Display(s) ASUS VP348QGL 34" Quad HD 3440 x 1440 // 55" LG 4K SK8000 Series
Case Corsair Obsidian Series 550D // Silverstone Granada GD05
Audio Device(s) Focusrite Scarlett // HDMI to Samsung HW-R650 sound bar
Power Supply Corsair TX850M // SeaSonic G Series 550w
Mouse Cooler Master MM710 53G
Keyboard Logitech 920-009300 G512 SE
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Hardwood floors and no pets makes a big difference. I'm a big believer in Positive air pressure even with slightly higher temps. Dust is not good for your parts, especially in the high humidity area I live. It sticks to anything it touches.
 
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System Name Da PC Brah
Processor AMD Athlon X4 880k (OC'ed to 4.5 GHz)
Motherboard ASRock FM2A88X Extreme 6+
Cooling CRYORIG C7
Memory 2x4GB Kingston HyperX Fury Black DDR3-1866 MHz
Video Card(s) Sapphire Radeon RX 470 4GB
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB (OS and 3 games) Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB (Mass Storage)
Display(s) Changhong 32" 1080p
Case Thermaltake RX-1 Overseer
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold
No it isn't. If you can access the filter, it is much easier to wipe it off with a damp rag or even a vacuum. If you have to open up the case, worry about ESD, knocking cables loose, banging into things, that is much more difficult.

If it were easy to create standards, there would be an ATX type standard for notebooks. But there never can be because makers all have their own way of doing things and don't want to give that up. Plus, adding removable filter support increases the cost of production and design.

Note while "clean rooms" (such as computer rooms that have extensive filtering for the whole rooms) are common with "server rooms", hospitals, and other environments, it is not always the case in homes. Certainly, off the floor helps. But much depends on your geographical location. Desert environments are more dusty. Heavy construction in the area matters too. Even tree pollen and open windows can cause problems.

Pets shedding hair and dander makes a big difference, as does having a bunch of rug-rats running around stirring up dust - no matter how clean you keep your house or how high off the floor you keep your computer.
Hardwood floors and no pets makes a big difference. I'm a big believer in Positive air pressure even with slightly higher temps. Dust is not good for your parts, especially in the high humidity area I live. It sticks to anything it touches.
If I ever need advice, you two seem like the right people! :rockout:
 

peche

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Benchmark Scores well I've fried a 775' P4 12 years ago, that counts?

Here might be another option, fully modular, watercooling ready, click image for moar info,

Regards,
 
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System Name Da PC Brah
Processor AMD Athlon X4 880k (OC'ed to 4.5 GHz)
Motherboard ASRock FM2A88X Extreme 6+
Cooling CRYORIG C7
Memory 2x4GB Kingston HyperX Fury Black DDR3-1866 MHz
Video Card(s) Sapphire Radeon RX 470 4GB
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB (OS and 3 games) Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB (Mass Storage)
Display(s) Changhong 32" 1080p
Case Thermaltake RX-1 Overseer
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold
Here might be another option, fully modular, watercooling ready, click image for moar info,

Regards,
Oh my god....I think I am having a crisis.
 

peche

Thermaltake fanboy
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Processor intel i7 3770 *Dellided*
Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Rev. 1.1
Cooling Thermaltake Water 3.0 Pro + Tt Riing12 x2 / Tt ThunderBlade / Gelid Slim 120UV fans
Memory 16GB DRR3 Kingoston with Custom Tt spreaders + HyperX Fan
Video Card(s) GeForce GTX 980 4GB Nvidia Sample
Storage Crucial M4 SSD 64GB's / Seagate Barracuda 2TB / Seagate Barracuda 320GB's
Display(s) 22" LG FLATRON 1920 x 1280p
Case Thermaltake Commander G42 Window
Audio Device(s) On-board Dolby 5.1+ Kingston HyperX Cloud 1
Power Supply Themaltake TR2 700W 80plus bronce & APC Pro backup 1000Va
Mouse Tt eSports Level 10M Rev 1.0 Diamond Black & Tt Conkor "L" mouse pad
Keyboard Tt eSports KNUCKER
Software windows 10x64Pro
Benchmark Scores well I've fried a 775' P4 12 years ago, that counts?
Oh my god....I think I am having a crisis.
what do you look in a case? there are quite few Tt new models that are plenty interesting!

Regards,
 
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Location
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System Name Da PC Brah
Processor AMD Athlon X4 880k (OC'ed to 4.5 GHz)
Motherboard ASRock FM2A88X Extreme 6+
Cooling CRYORIG C7
Memory 2x4GB Kingston HyperX Fury Black DDR3-1866 MHz
Video Card(s) Sapphire Radeon RX 470 4GB
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB (OS and 3 games) Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB (Mass Storage)
Display(s) Changhong 32" 1080p
Case Thermaltake RX-1 Overseer
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold
Joined
Aug 9, 2016
Messages
246 (0.16/day)
Location
Groton, CT
System Name Da PC Brah
Processor AMD Athlon X4 880k (OC'ed to 4.5 GHz)
Motherboard ASRock FM2A88X Extreme 6+
Cooling CRYORIG C7
Memory 2x4GB Kingston HyperX Fury Black DDR3-1866 MHz
Video Card(s) Sapphire Radeon RX 470 4GB
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB (OS and 3 games) Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB (Mass Storage)
Display(s) Changhong 32" 1080p
Case Thermaltake RX-1 Overseer
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold
what do you look in a case? there are quite few Tt new models that are plenty interesting!

Regards,
In reply to this, pretty much the S340 has my attention. Its at a good price, and it pretty much sums up what I look for haha
 

peche

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System Name Athenna
Processor intel i7 3770 *Dellided*
Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Rev. 1.1
Cooling Thermaltake Water 3.0 Pro + Tt Riing12 x2 / Tt ThunderBlade / Gelid Slim 120UV fans
Memory 16GB DRR3 Kingoston with Custom Tt spreaders + HyperX Fan
Video Card(s) GeForce GTX 980 4GB Nvidia Sample
Storage Crucial M4 SSD 64GB's / Seagate Barracuda 2TB / Seagate Barracuda 320GB's
Display(s) 22" LG FLATRON 1920 x 1280p
Case Thermaltake Commander G42 Window
Audio Device(s) On-board Dolby 5.1+ Kingston HyperX Cloud 1
Power Supply Themaltake TR2 700W 80plus bronce & APC Pro backup 1000Va
Mouse Tt eSports Level 10M Rev 1.0 Diamond Black & Tt Conkor "L" mouse pad
Keyboard Tt eSports KNUCKER
Software windows 10x64Pro
Benchmark Scores well I've fried a 775' P4 12 years ago, that counts?
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