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Old June 13, 2009, 04:13 PM
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Hey all. I just finished installing my machine into a new case, and thought I would share some insight. I had my 2 x 320mm rads installed for about 1 year. I didnt think dust would be so bad, my place is hardwood floors and I have no pets... Anyway here is what I found when I removed my fans:
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Old June 13, 2009, 04:15 PM
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Didn't we comment about how dirty they were at the last LAN?
How much did cleaning help your temps?
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Old June 13, 2009, 04:19 PM
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yea, but I didnt think they were this bad. And I cant really compare temps, new case, different fans, different layout.... They look to be about the same temp though. Also merged my 2 loops into 1, so that may have something to do with it
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Old June 13, 2009, 05:33 PM
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Good Gawd...

I guess the neons hide the dust well?
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Old June 13, 2009, 05:41 PM
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Oh yeah, been there many times. And damned if I can find a filter that works, but doesn't murder the airflow. These days, my approach is to give up on filtering, and just make the rads as easy to reach with a vacuum cleaner as possible.
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I bought a "tire pig" It's basically a 7 gallon air tank.. I fill it with my compressor out in the shop and bring it into the house every now and then and make one hell of a mess LOL
Then I vacuum the house.
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Old June 13, 2009, 06:58 PM
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Damn.... That's pretty bad. Time for a good cleaning!
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Mines probably worse...

2 cats, hardwood floors, and I've been fixing up the walls to get ready for some new paint so there's a bunch of Polyfill dust floating around too

The last time I cleaned it, it looked like this:



I'd take a guess and say its the same, or worse now. However that was with push/pull P12s, now I'm just running pull S-FLEX "F"s
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Mmmmmm tasty!
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Old June 13, 2009, 07:39 PM
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I use filters.... They help keep temps stable and keep your rad from trying to make a sweater.
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