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Old January 8, 2013, 09:16 PM
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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?
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Old January 8, 2013, 09:18 PM
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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.
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Old January 8, 2013, 09:30 PM
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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.

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Old January 8, 2013, 09:40 PM
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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
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Old January 8, 2013, 10:57 PM
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Silverstone FF141 Magnetized 140MM Fan Filter Black


Silverstone I have 4 on my Corsair 400R
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Old January 9, 2013, 11:09 AM
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They look great, and keep in theme with the rest of the case's magnetic filters. Thanks!
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Yeah microfiber is too thick
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Old January 9, 2013, 02:37 PM
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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.
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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?
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Old January 13, 2013, 06:18 PM
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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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