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 Post subject: Looking for case with top chimney vent cap
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 7:31 pm 
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In a tower (mid-tower) case I want a top vent for a fan.

I don't plan to install a fan, but want the passive ventilation the vent provides. I've found a couple cases with mesh filter under the vent grate. These would catch some/most of the dust. But, I know from experience these will still allow some dust through and are harder to clean - requiring a vacuum. My fanless PSU will be mounted under there and I don't want any dust to pass.

Ideally, I'd like a hard cap over the vent but obviously raised above it to allow air to escape - much like a chimney cap covers a flue.

This would protect from all dust and be easily cleaned. A quick wipe of a damp cloth will do - just like I do with the rest of the case.

Has anyone seen anything like this or done something equally clever for this problem?


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for case with top chimney vent cap
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 8:40 pm 
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You'll still get dust wafting in through the gaps, and especially through the honeycomb vent at the back of the PSU.

How about a Demci Flex filter for the top vent? Easy to clean with a damp cloth, and uses a magnet to attach itself. You could use some magnetic strips to stick to the top of the case if needed.

http://www.demcifilter.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for case with top chimney vent cap
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 10:25 pm 
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Antec Solo II (no filter)
Silverstone TJ08-E and PS-07 (have filters on the top vent)
Corsair 550D (i belive it also has filters on the top twin 120mm fan opening)

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for case with top chimney vent cap
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 2:46 am 
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flemeister wrote:
You'll still get dust wafting in through the gaps, and especially through the honeycomb vent at the back of the PSU.

How about a Demci Flex filter for the top vent? Easy to clean with a damp cloth, and uses a magnet to attach itself. You could use some magnetic strips to stick to the top of the case if needed.

http://www.demcifilter.com/


That is exactly what I am going to be trying with my SOLO II.

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