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Keeping dust out of a tower

By learninmypc
Jun 26, 2014
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  1. A few years back I was talking with a friend about dust bunnies in a tower & how to keep them out.
    I had a somewhat odd idea of using a case covering somewhat like a pillow case to do such. It gets dirty,take it off & put another one on. Much like an air filter in a car. Does that sound ridicules or not?? Just curious. :)
     
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,147   +1,533

    Might keep 80% of the dust out, but not all would be stopped. Could also get in the way of case cooling, by entrapping heat insde.
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,317   +239

    Yes, I knew it wouldn't be 100%, but one don't know till one asks :) Yes, no fun having a hot pc. Thanks.
     
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,147   +1,533

    It could work if the fans directly forced air through the pillow case, but blowing air out of the PC case into the pillow case would pocket the heat.
     
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  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,317   +239

  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,473   +622

    Some cases already do this to an extent. They have filters on the intake fans (no filter required on exhaust).

    Another way to prevent dust is using the power of physics. :) If you have more intake fans than exhaust, the air pressure in the case will be higher than the surrounding air, which will repel dust particles!
     
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  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,317   +239

    Interesting, thanks. :)
     
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,317   +239

    Thank you @St1ckM4n & @cliffordcooley . my tower fans had been revving up for a minute or so a couple times a day for the past month or so & I finally shut it down & blew out the dust bunnies & it hasn't happened since. :) Been quieter too. :)
     
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  9. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,273   +542

    You could try some of these, I use these on spots that do not have filters for the intakes. Works pretty well and they are easy to clean (Can of air).
     
  10. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,317   +239

    Gollie, $3.99, a price I can afford :) lol. Thanks.
     


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