Custom dust filter

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#1 Posted by KingWookie87 (57 posts) -

What is the best way to make a homemake dust filter for a gaming PC. I want to cover everywhere there is a fan.

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#2 Posted by superclocked (5864 posts) -
You can buy a huge, foam window unit a/c dust filter from Wal-mart for about $1. They're made to be cut to fit, so they're perfect for computer fans. The only downside is that they're black, so they show dust really quickly. It's nothing that a vacuum attachment can't fix though... 0007535309099_300X300.jpg
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#3 Posted by KingWookie87 (57 posts) -

Will this have a significant reduction of airflow?

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#4 Posted by superclocked (5864 posts) -

Will this have a significant reduction of airflow?

KingWookie87
Nope.. They're very porous, but they also catch all of the dust. They have much better airflow than ones made for PC fans...
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#5 Posted by KingWookie87 (57 posts) -

Cool, how do you attach it? Just with tape? Or do you screw the fans in place and use the screws to secure it?

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#6 Posted by superclocked (5864 posts) -

Cool, how do you attach it? Just with tape? Or do you screw the fans in place and use the screws to secure it?

KingWookie87
I use push pins for PC fans.. T1Pbd1XbRlXXa0xqHX_113926__64425_zoom.jp Also, if you ever end up having to install the filters directly onto a fan, without the case screen separating them, be sure to install a fan grill between the foam and fan blades, just so the fans don't slowly tear up the filter...