Re: Mobo with fan controls
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- Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2004 14:30:54 +0100
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On Son, 2004-02-01 at 04:48, Arnt Karlsen wrote:
> > > carpeted floor. It's a simple matter to make filters for case fans
> > > and to install in such a way that there's always positive air
> > > pressure in the case.
> ..before re-assembly, rip open vacuum cleaner bags and use the filter
> sheets to cover all case openings?
Don't do this. I tried, and found out that with the main air inlets
being 'clogged' (with filters) the air would seek alternative routes.
There's incredibly many small slits everywhere, and after I covered
those, too, I found the air to be sucked through my optical & floppy
drives. And although the drives would filter an astonishing amount of
dust, it was not what I had in mind when I started.
Paul (was it Paul?) made an important statement: maintain a positive air
pressure in the case. That's my (current, and working) approach: have a
set of fans gather their air through a filter and blow it into the
There's a few hints and tips I'd gladly pass on if you're interested;
however, given the work involved, water cooling might be considered as