I'm getting ready to clean the fan filter over the top of the PSU (magnetically mounted) on a Silverstone PS07. Nice thing about this filter is that it is easily removable for cleaning.
According to Silverstone Tech Talk
, they say the best method is cleaning with water. I would never consider using a brush or vacuum as mentioned, but they do not mention using compressed (canned) air as an alternative.
I'll probably end up washing it with water and a drop of dishwashing liquid, but was wondering what you guys think about using compressed air instead? Not as effective?
Edit: Also this is another reason (from Silverstone page linked above) I might want to not get it wet. (Just in case it decides not to resume its original shape as promised):
Fan filter will expand when wet
The fan filter net is made of nylon which will expand in high humidity environment or after coming into contact with water. This is a normal phenomenon that will make the filter net look uneven or wrinkled. Once you allow the nylon filter to dry completely, it will contract and resume its flat, even appearance.
If anyone has cleaned one of these Silverstone nylon filters with water (or other method) I'd be interested in knowing your results. Thanks.