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 Post subject: Cube of HVAC filters w/ PC inside cube?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:42 pm 
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Hi All,

I’ve had this thought for several years, maybe close to two decades, but I never really explored it.

Facts we agree upon?:

- The more unrestricted airflow inside a case the lower the temps.
- Leaving the case open allows very good airflow.
- An open case accumulates dust pretty rapidly.

So the thought was to build a box to put your PC in that’s made out of standard HVAC filters that can be bought cheaply at the Lowes, Walmarts, Costco’s of the world. Then add one, or more, low noise exhaust fans [1] to the top and disconnect the no longer needed case fans. Leaving the CPU/GPU fans active.

A search here pulls up something similar by slipperyskip [2]:

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=56127

Which is way overkill, as I’m not looking for ‘pretty,’ just very effective.

- Would it provide enough ‘clean air’ to work?
- Would some other air filter material provide better filtering, more sound deadening, cheaper costs?
- Other thoughts or drawbacks?

Best,
Michael

[1]
http://www.xoxide.com/360mm-case-fan.html

~$25
Dimensions: 360 x 360 x 30mm
Rated Voltage: DC12V
Rated Current: 500±10% mA
Locked Current: 600±10% mA
Rated Input Power: 6±10%W
Operation Voltage: DC9~13V
Starting Voltage: ≤4.5V
Rated Speed: 600±5%rpm
Maximum Air Flow: 126.7 CFM
Maximum Static Pressure: 12.3mmH2O
Noise: <21.7 dB(A)
Lead Wire: 4PIN
Work Temperature: -10~85°C
Motor Temperature: ≤ 85°C

http://www.thermalright.de/en/fans/46/ty-147-a

~$18
Manufacturer Number TY 147 A
Dimensions 140 x 152 mm
Installation Depth 26.5 mm
Voltage Range ~ 5 - 13 V
Fan Speed 300 - 1.300 U/min
Air Flow 28,7 - 125 m³/h (16.9 - 73.6 CFM)
Noise 15 - 21 dB(A)
Life expectancy 50,000 hours
Bearing Enhanced Hyper-Flow Bearing
Connector 4-Pin PWM

[2]

You can see many more of slipperyskip’s designs at, http://slipperyskip.com/page23.html


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