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Windows 7: Fan filters

12 Apr 2011   #1
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Fan filters

Don't know if I am in the right spot but...

Just done a build and bought some of those fantastic fan filters from PCCG (Australia) - but a bit pricey @ $9.50!

DEMCi Flex Fan Filter 120mm Black [DEMCI-FF120B] - $9.50 : PC Case Gear
These fit obviously on the outside but my idea is for the nside of the case/ing.

So came up with using bridal tulle (the fine veil stuff they have around their head going into church for anyone not in Oz) . Bought 2.7M (standard width) x 600mm - enough to make about 40 - 200x200mm filters - cost? $5! (Australia)

Just cut the tulle (black or white) to 200mm squares (or smaller if need be - see below) fit them over the fan before you mount them into the fan before installation. As an after thought white might give a better indication of the state of the filter "catchment" - hmmmmm.. but not so attractive eh?

You might need to make a small start to a hole (small leather punch) where the fixing screws go through for ease of fitting, but I'm sure no-one will struggle with doing that lol!!

After fitting the fan in the case trim the material to cover the edge of the venting hole - top, bottom, sides - whatever, you can be as neat or untidy as youlike no-ons going to seethe result - uless yuo are like me and fussy re neatness.

If the fan is a 120 then cut to say a 125mm square. A 120 over a 140 venting aperture you can custom cut the tulle to the vent hole size say 145mm for that slight overlap although the retaining material may be seen at the vent hole edge (more filters to be had by economising) Prsonall y I'd go with 150x150mm. Again if the fan is a 140 cut to say 150mmx150mm squares instead of the 200mm ones first mentioned and trim.

Then hold the edge down with either that pliable magnetic strip or the "invisible" Sellotape (doesn't perish like the clear stuff) to the inside of the case sides, top, bottom etc etc.

I suppose if you were really inventive and handy you could even make one that sticks to the outside like the bought ones but reckon that might incur a bit more cost.

The tulle is not the medical grade stuff that the manufactured ones are made of but will be fine enough for anything but Bull dust!!
Cleaning is just vacuuming, taking out and wash or even at that price - replace!


If you feel you might be seen as being a bit "girly" going in and buying this - then ask the Boss, girlfriend/s or nice neighbour to get it for you.
Me I couldn't give a fly's footprint what anyone thinks lol!!
The beauty of it is the cost and fitting is not rocket science in any way.
By the by the white stuff works really well in fish tank filters for the larger debris!!

IC


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13 Apr 2011   #2
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Stocking / Tights over one side of a case fan held with strong tape also works, but don't chop up your lady's latest

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13 Apr 2011   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Do ladies come with the stockings?! That would be grand!
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13 Apr 2011   #4
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Do ladies come with the stockings?! That would be grand!
... Depends who you ask , ... but it works I done it before I bought filters.
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13 Apr 2011   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Hmmmm

Good point Ciara but 1 don't have a lady and 2 wouldn't be as strong as the tulle mate. lol!!

Oh and the day they stopped wearing them as normal lol!!
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13 Apr 2011   #6
smarteyeball

 
 

The only downside to DEMCi flex filters are that they are very restrictive on air flow.
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13 Apr 2011   #7
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Since I have no wife or girlfriend to "borrow" from, I would have to buy the stocking myself, and I wouldn't feel comfortable with that. My case does have a filter on the intake fan, but it is meshed between the fan and the case on the inside, which makes it very difficult to remove for cleaning. I would go with the magnetic filters, but they would not comform to the shape of the intake areas. If I put something outside of the case, I wouldn't want it to be an eyesore.
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13 Apr 2011   #8
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Hmmmm

Frankly the tulle I mentioned is not as fine as the stocking or the manufactured ones so although it doesn't keep out very fine dust it keeps 95% of the fluff and general room dust out - go have a look and see what you think.

I agree that any filter restricts flow but this stuff is minimal compared to oooooo those stockings or the magnetic stick on ones which really are medical quality filter micron size - I'm going to change mine with the tulle.

Anyway personal choice eh? and well at that price what have you got to lose $5??
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13 Apr 2011   #9
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Good point Ciara but 1 don't have a lady and 2 wouldn't be as strong as the tulle mate. lol!!

Oh and the day they stopped wearing them as normal lol!!
Myself and some of my girl friends do wear Stockings on er ... occasions
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13 Apr 2011   #10
DrToxic

Micro$oft Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I can't be bothered with the fuss of filters, changing/replacing bla-bla-bla... I run my PC "naked" (filterless) and let the dust in. I agree, i smoke, I live in my bedroom, I have cat and a couple of dogs... but my PC gets its monthly clean.

The size of the cooling components, I shouldn't need to have fans in it..but hey..they keep me from worrying. "is it gonna overheat if I go to the shops?"

even when I do de-dust my PC, I get next-to nil out of it.. (seeing as I have 140mm + 80mm in, 120mm + 80mm out, thats impressive) not even any hairs... (for me, cat and a dog that sleeps in here overnight... thats also impressive, as the PC is under my desk)
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