what do you use for a dust filter?

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what do you use for a dust filter?

Post by chico1st » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:13 pm

i would like to put a dust filter in my computer where i just opened a hole. I was wondering what you would recommend to use as a dust filter?

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Re: what do you use for a dust filter?

Post by mkk » Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:38 am

Light spacious fabrics work nicely. Pantyhose was all the rage some years ago, but raid the nearest sewing/cloth store and you should find something easier to work with, and you might find a matching color or even a cool pattern. Most premade filters are a bit too dense for low speed fans imo.
Some very thin and open foams like speaker covering material can work too if you can find them cheap.

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Re: what do you use for a dust filter?

Post by conan_the_librarian » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:11 am

I use the 3M filtrete product designed for air conditioners. I just cut it out and put it behind the existing wire mesh filters in my P183. That way you can vacuum the mesh several times before you need to change the filter. (I use the same method for the air conditioners too.)
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Re: what do you use for a dust filter?

Post by ermi » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:08 am

I use a mosquito net (the one that's made to be attached/taped to windows). It can be folded to multiple layers to achieve higher density, if desired.

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Re: what do you use for a dust filter?

Post by ces » Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:39 am

Get this in a color that matches your case. It does an excellent job of filtering out dust:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/2633/ ... 47c223s548

There is also a whole line of DEMCiflex Dual 120mm Magnetic Dust / Fan Filter (different colors, sizes and shapes) that might work if you have a steel case, but the Modrights are better in my opinion
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11723 ... 47c223s548

The other alternatives are good only if you are into "ghetto" style cases.
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Re: what do you use for a dust filter?

Post by thegrommit » Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:01 am

For those intakes where a stock filter won't fit (e.g. above rear expansion slots, or an odd-sized hole), used dryer sheets will do the job.

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Re: what do you use for a dust filter?

Post by ces » Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:29 am

thegrommit wrote:For those intakes where a stock filter won't fit (e.g. above rear expansion slots, or an odd-sized hole), used dryer sheets will do the job.
What is a dryer sheet?
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Re: what do you use for a dust filter?

Post by fumino » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:22 am

ces wrote:
thegrommit wrote:For those intakes where a stock filter won't fit (e.g. above rear expansion slots, or an odd-sized hole), used dryer sheets will do the job.
What is a dryer sheet?
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=What+is+a+dryer+sheet%3F

its a fabric sheet that you toss in your dryer to reduce static cling, some are scented too.
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Re: what do you use for a dust filter?

Post by thegrommit » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:39 pm

fumino wrote: its a fabric sheet that you toss in your dryer to reduce static cling, some are scented too.
The "used" aspect is key, as those don't have the scent or waxy coating.

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