Do you really get that much dust in Sweden that you clean the filter every two weeks? Unless you keep your computer outside or on a dirt floor, I don't see how the filter will clog in two weeks. Cleaning the filter 1-4 times per year would be more reasonable.kabanan wrote:Everytime I want to clean the dustfilter (every 2 weeks) I must also remove the sidepanel, just waiting for the threads to get worn out...
Who the heck designs a case with two 120mm exhaust fans (one in case, one in psu) and two 92mm intake fans (behind a filter). Even when undervolting the case fan (replaced to a 1000rpm ADDA) and using a slooow Seasonic psu the case sucks in air everywhere BUT the filter in front (two 92mm 1500rpm ADDA). Heatsink, floppy and DVD-RW are full of dust because of the negative pressure inside the case + the open unfiltered vents just above the expansion slots.
Why do you have all the case fans in there? Are you running a very high end system? Most systems are good with just the exhaust fan, and maybe one intake fan for a system with 3-4 hard drives. More fans = more airflow = more dust.
Most computer cases are designed to be negative pressure cases and they suffer from the same problem you mentioned, dust gets in open vents and all the little cracks around the panels and drives. Lian Li, Thermaltake, Cooler Master, and many other case manufacturers generally use negative pressure cases that pull in dust through the cracks around all the drive bays, and many of those cases don't even have a front intake filter. I challenge you to find more than a handful of retail computer cases that are sealed any better than the SOLO/P150. The SOLO is a great case, but I don't think anyone has said it was a revolutionary computer case that solved 90% of the dust issue.