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01-04-02, 12:28 PM
Does anyone know of a product i can buy, or something I can use to filter my case. I have an Antec SX840 w/ 2 fans blowing in and 2 fans blowing out. My house is extremely dusty (you should see my old Compaq).
Can this dust damage any of the internals?
01-04-02, 12:38 PM
A little dust does not hurt. A lot of dust can cause problems, like overheating.
Dryer sheets work well. There are many places that sell plastic or aluminum filters for your fans. Another option is to get some filter material for airconditioners and cut it to fit.
01-04-02, 12:58 PM
those green scrunge pads for dishes work great also
If we should see the inside of your Compaq then I would definitely recommend some sort of filter ;)
On that case you should be able to slip a cutout piece of cheap furnace filter inside the front grill. The basic filters are really cheap and big and don't restrict flow too much and they will keep the dust down. There was a pic in this forum showing it. The green scrubby, and dryer sheets(mmm... april fresh case ;)) ideas work too.
In the short term dust can jam up your optical and floppy drives. In the long term accumulated dust can act as an insulator, increasing heat that can damage the non-mechanical components of your machine. Dust also absorbs moisture which, over a long time, can damage your machine with oxidation. I bought a thin, foam filter for an air conditioner and cut a piece of it to act as my air filter, works great. Just make sure it isn't too thick, I had to really look around to find something thin enough (3mm).
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