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    Cyber Deal King rlemieux's Avatar
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    fan filter

    I just installed a fan filter on my Delta 130CFM case fan. It is one like these http://www.coolerguys.com/Merchant2/...ry_Code=F-FIL. It virtually stoppes all flow from the fan. To the point that the air starts comming out of the intake side of the fan.

    It has a foam insert that comes out. I was thinking about changing it to something that limits flow alot less. Any one have any suggestions on something to use?

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    put it on the suck side............
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    Cyber Deal King rlemieux's Avatar
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    I have tryed it both ways. It is a minimal if any better performance on the sucking side. I asked for some suggestions on a replacement for the foam that came with it.

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    Thats crap foam they sent you if it stops all air flow. Try using an airconditioner replacement filter. Buy one, and you'll have replacement material for a lifetime. In the meantime, I'd be complaining to Coolerguys about the stuff they sent you.

    BTW others will probably recommend nylon stockings stretched very thin, if you are so inclined.

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    You may actually be feeling the suction of the fan. It sometimes feels like it's blowing in the wrong direction. To quickly find out if this is the case, take a thin piece of material (reciept, tissue paper, etc...), and put it close to the intake of the fan. If it gets pulled onto or towards the fan, then it's the vacuum the fan is creating that you're feeling. If it blows away from the fan, then you don't have proper airflow through your case, or it isn't exausting the air it's pulling in properly.

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