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Author Topic: computer cases with washable filters  (Read 1813 times)

techidave

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computer cases with washable filters
« on: December 14, 2011, 10:43:14 PM »
i was just looking at this case and noticed that it had washable filters.  I can see where this might be of value, especially in a dusty environment.  But what happens when it gets really dirty, does it warn you like a projector or window air conditioner that you need to clean or change it?  Or does it just shut down?

I do like the doors over the optical drives.  that too would help keep some dust out of the case.  Or at least it seems like it would.  I am trying to find the right setup for a manufacturing office that wants some new computers.  they are in an office but the office gets pretty dusty too.

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Re: computer cases with washable filters
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2011, 11:25:12 PM »
I'd say yes on doors, and no on filters. We had some white box machines with a fine mesh screen (filter) over the air inlet for the processor (P4s...) back in the service department. About the 20th time I had to clean the maddeningly clog prone screens ... I simply cut them out. It just wasn't worth the hassle.

All the newer stuff comes with fan speed controls now so it's kind of a non-issue.

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Re: computer cases with washable filters
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2011, 01:04:37 AM »
I think you'd be better off getting a full room air cleaner with a HEPA filter and keeping it on the opposite side of the room, away from your PCs. It will do both you and your computers a lot of good when the air in your environment is a lot cleaner.

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Re: computer cases with washable filters
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2011, 05:13:06 AM »
Normally I would say no to the doors but its doubtful they will use use the cd drive very much.  And SJ, you kind of confirmed my suspicions about the filter.

I might have to suggest the room air cleaner to them.  Good suggestion, App103.