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Zack Smith Dec 30, 2008, 12:00pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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As I'm more of a handy man, I was considering just using the black/grey foam in the bottom of my motherboard box.

What are your suggestions?


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A_Pickle Dec 30, 2008, 01:16pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Fan Filters - What's a recommended material for making a Fan Filter?
I'd just recommend buying some... they're not that much...

http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l2/g36/c223/list/p1/Fans-Fan_Filters.html

Zack Smith Dec 30, 2008, 01:17pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Like this?
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&...a7461250d9

What type of material is used to block the dust?

Reason Dec 30, 2008, 01:22pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I've heard women's nylons make a good, cheap, effective filter. Never tried them myself.

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Zack Smith Dec 30, 2008, 01:24pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Fan Filters - What's a recommended material for making a Fan Filter?
I've heard that too, but never thought of how I'd go about attaching them.

Shawn Langley Dec 30, 2008, 03:15pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Fan Filters - What's a recommended material for making a Fan Filter?
Ive tried women's leggings..... they were hard to attach but did the job for a short while - 1 week
Cheap brillo / scrubbing pads..... used for the longest the non soapy kind did very well for - 6 months?

Finally the real deal its a fine metal mesh and out performed both of them easily id recommend spending a little extra and buying them.... plus cleaning them with a hoover takes only a few seconds - 3 months so far

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Gerritt Dec 30, 2008, 07:51pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Fan Filters - What's a recommended material for making a Fan Filter?
The Pantyhose work well - I've used them for about 20 years now.
You attach them with little tabs of velcro - you can get a lifetime supply of it on a role for just a few bucks.
You want it to be taunt, but not overly streached out.
Cleaning is a breeze. You can take them off and just give them a good shake over the garbage can, or toss them in the wash every now and then (if you're a smoker like I am).
They are also thin enough that they'll fit behind the faceplates and take next to zero room.

YOU DO NOT WANT TO USE THE FOAM FROM YOUR MB BOX!!!
Most of the time this stuff is purposely conductive to cut down on ESD, and it can crumble. You don't want conductive bits of foam blowing around inside your case.

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