- 63 months ago
How do each of you manage dust using air cooling (maybe also those water cooling cpu system) with any case you have?
- Did you maintain positive internal air pressure, but have to contend with excessive fan noise
- Did you find a case first then add aftermarket dust filters?
- Are the original dust filters good enough so only those have to be blown off or is there any accumulation of dust inside even with those filters?
- Since video cards come with their own fans, how easy is it to clean those off? One card that has a fully sealed graphics cooler (fan sucking air from within case, then blowing out the back) would be a big pain to clean. And blowing dust out with can of air might not be effective due to it's design.
Most of the cases I've looked at don't have much details on how well dust is handled. I did manage have a look at a few of the Corsair cases at microcenter and it seems somewhat reasonable, but of a few of the non-corsair smaller cases didn't have much in dust prevention. I live in a dusty environment and what concerns me most is not how many times I'll need to blow out my case, but how it'll affect my CPU and Video card heat sinks and fans. I've built a few systems a long time ago and I had a few times where the CPU overheated. Replacing the CPU fan was doable, but it would eventually fail again. I would like to prevent dealing with this issue.
I'm leaning towards the Corsair 780T because of its abundance of dust filters, but it's excessively big. I would like to build using a bitphenix prodigy M, but I'm not so sure about dust management. I've read it has a dust filter, but then as I mentioned above, I'll need a strong fan to maintain positive air pressure which would cause it to be excessively loud.
Any help is appreciated.