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Windows 7: Filter for fan area on case

01 Dec 2009   #1
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Filter for fan area on case

Please, if you know of a product to filter these 120mm fan "openings" let me know. I have looked and looked. I have thought about making my own from nylon stockings, but I don't want to do this. I'm sure there is a product somewhere that is made to filter these. I do not plan to install fans here, I need the openings filtered. Any links to products in the US would be great. Thanks. I cannot believe I am looking for help with this but....I am.
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01 Dec 2009   #2
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Something like this?:

Newegg.com - fan filter
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01 Dec 2009   #3
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

This is the first thing I did. I even ordered two different kinds and they are made to fit ON FANS. That's the problem.

I suppose I will have to find some regular bolts and washers and just use something like this.

I was hoping someone had the same issue and had found a filter that is made bolt on the case itself.

I ordered these and they fit on fans no cases.

Newegg.com - APEVIA FF-120SV 120mm Silver Fan Filter 3 in 1 pack - Case Accessories

Newegg.com - Rosewill RFT-120 120mm Fan Filter - Case Accessories

I can figure something out with these but there has to be "case filters" out there as opposed to "fan filters" (I guess I have never searched using those terms)

No big deal but if someone knows of a "case filter".....
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01 Dec 2009   #4
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Both of those should fit on the opening if they match - 80mm or 120mm - as they cover a fan. As for a case, I'm not too sure.
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01 Dec 2009   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I'm not at all sure those openings help cooling at all, at least if you have a decent fan setup at all.

In my case, they contributed to the perceived noise level of my PC, so I just covered them entirely. Noise went down noticeably and temperatures did not rise.
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01 Dec 2009   #6
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Both of those should fit on the opening if they match - 80mm or 120mm - as they cover a fan. As for a case, I'm not too sure.
They come with the standard "fan screws" that fit onto fans. They don't fit on the openings on the filter itself, and the holes don't go all the way through....therefore I would have to drill the hole all the way through and find a bolt, nut, and washer to fit.

This is why I asked for some help. I can't imagine I'm the only one to run into this.
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01 Dec 2009   #7
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Nate

you may have more luck checking with general electrical enclosure manufacturers than the computer suppliers - Am on the wrong side of the pond to give you specifics but somewhere that supplies components to general electrical hobbyists is the sort of place I was thinking of.
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01 Dec 2009   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Perhaps some type of plastic clip that would stick onto the case. Then you could take something like a piece of corrugated cardboard, cut out the center leaving just a cardboard ring. Then, cover the ring with some nylon stocking and then slide the filter over the fan openings and secure it via the plastic clips.
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01 Dec 2009   #9
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Nate

you may have more luck checking with general electrical enclosure manufacturers than the computer suppliers - Am on the wrong side of the pond to give you specifics but somewhere that supplies components to general electrical hobbyists is the sort of place I was thinking of.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Perhaps some type of plastic clip that would stick onto the case. Then you could take something like a piece of corrugated cardboard, cut out the center leaving just a cardboard ring. Then, cover the ring with some nylon stocking and then slide the filter over the fan openings and secure it via the plastic clips.
Thanks for the efforts guys, I will check into your suggestions! This is what I'm looking for....I'm not to good at "improvisation"
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02 Dec 2009   #10
Kencelot

W7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

What I did was to take an old refrigerator magnet, cut it into this strips, and used them to hold a piece of tissue paper over the fan openings. Of course you would need a metal case.

Works a charm.
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