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Cooling Removable dust filters

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ashchap, 13 Mar 2013.

  1. ashchap

    ashchap Member

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    My HTPC case is the generally excellent Silverstone GD04. I love everything about it except for one thing:

    The dust filters are screwed onto the fans.

    So every few months I have to open up the case, unplug the BD drive and hard drives, remove the optical drive and hard drive mounting brackets, unplug and remove all 3 fans from the case, unscrew the dust filters, clean them and then put it all back together again.

    The whole process takes about 20 minutes, which is starting to become a bit of a drag so I was wondering if anyone knows where I can buy a set of 120mm dust filters that can be cleaned without having to remove the fans from the case?
     
  2. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Scan have some - a colleague bought some recently. I'll see what they were and let you know, but I'm pretty sure they were these: Link
     
  3. Guest-23315

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    I just use cut up bits of tights, held around the fans with an elastic band... seems to do the job perfectly.
     
  4. ashchap

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    I like the look of those but what does the magnet stick to? (I still want them to be inside the case)
     
  5. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    They'll magentise to the case, or, probably easiest, just go between the case and fan and be anchored by the screw :)
     
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    Captain Haddock Blistering Barnacles

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  8. ashchap

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    Thanks guys, I might give them a go.
     

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