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Ampersand January 8, 2013 09:16 PM

Is Microfiber cloth good as intake filter?
 
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I need the unfiltered top-rear fan on my Corsair Obsidian 550D to be an intake. I'm thinking of mounting a 140mm and draping a microfiber cloth for a washable filter. Are there any downsides to this method that I've missed?

As an aside, is there a better way to arrange the airflow?

enaberif January 8, 2013 09:18 PM

Air Intake like that is going to be horrible.

Front/Top you want as intake and exhaust out the back as normal.

Microfibre will be too think.. use pantyhose if you want to do it on the cheap.

Ampersand January 8, 2013 09:30 PM

Forgot to mention the fans on top are for radiators handling CPU/GPU loop. Does that change the situation or still should go out the back?

I'm looking at getting Scythe Slip Stream 120mm PWM.

enaberif January 8, 2013 09:40 PM

If a rad is on top then leave it blowing up but put your rear fans exhausting.

Air flow in a case always gets screwed up with a rad. Just make sure that your intake/exhaust fans don't blow faster or move more air than your radiator fans

ZZLEE January 8, 2013 10:57 PM

Silverstone FF141 Magnetized 140MM Fan Filter Black


Silverstone I have 4 on my Corsair 400R

Ampersand January 9, 2013 11:09 AM

They look great, and keep in theme with the rest of the case's magnetic filters. Thanks!

Bond007 January 9, 2013 02:03 PM

Yeah microfiber is too thick

bigFOIG January 9, 2013 02:37 PM

Don't use a microfiber cloth cause you'll pretty much no airflow with that. I'm running the same fan setup by the way, with a triple radiator up top. I just have mine unfiltered and I vacuum my rig from time to time. I'm sure you can find an add-on 120mm fan filter for just a few bucks. Or like said above, panty hose MIGHT work.

Generic User #2 January 13, 2013 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by enaberif (Post 683218)
If a rad is on top then leave it blowing up but put your rear fans exhausting.

Air flow in a case always gets screwed up with a rad. Just make sure that your intake/exhaust fans don't blow faster or move more air than your radiator fans

are you talking about the total airflow of all intake fans vs total airflow of all exhaust fans?

Arinoth January 13, 2013 06:18 PM

You should use panty hose as it will filter a lot of the big dust particles and can be stretched over whatever fan surface you need.


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