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Stocking Filters?

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by Robin Gregg, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. Robin Gregg

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 12, 2017

    Posts: 110

    Location: West Midlands

    Hi Guys,

    Just looking to get some clarification on a common problem how ever odd solution.

    I'm having major problems with dust in my old Coolmaster CM690 Case, I think I've found the problem which is the dust filters supplied are actually just fine mesh.

    However I was just wandering if any one had tried using stocking material as the filters in pc case and if this worked for them?

    This seems to be a big hit on the web and you tube.
     
  2. clone

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 11, 2003

    Posts: 5,766

    Location: Telford//west mids

    Never used it myself but I've heard good things about it,overclockers sell different grades of filter mesh in stock.
     
  3. LuckyBenski

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 28, 2017

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    Location: London

    I've used it over power supply fans and on fans I leave in the open air before. Benefits: cheap, plentiful, you can get creative making stuff out of it. Downsides: a bit fiddly, and tricky to clean compared to solid filters. But you can always replace rather than clean. One pair of tights will give you many filters.

    In terms of actual filtering I'd say they're quite good but relatively obstructive i.e. will reduce airflow.
     
  4. ChugNorris

    OcUK Staff

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    Location: Stoke

    The Dustend stuff is pretty good!
     
  5. Robin Gregg

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 12, 2017

    Posts: 110

    Location: West Midlands


    Nice one I ended up sowing some tights into a mesh front and then found out id forgot to put the mesh filter for the power supply fan which was drawing the dust into the case.

    But it does the job did you use one lay or 2 layers of stocking?

    And I can confirm they are air flow restrictive.
     
  6. LuckyBenski

    Wise Guy

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    Location: London

    The PSU shouldn't be drawing air into the case really, surely it's pushing all the air it takes in straight back out?

    I just used a single layer, I find stretching the fabric made it less restrictive. Ended up removing it after a year or so though.
     
  7. Todd Greene

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 17, 2018

    Posts: 178

    It is used on motorbikes as air filters, so its fine for a pc aswell, I havent used them yet but tempted.
    Should work well if you can fit it nicely and have it look clean/ well done.
    good luck but should be fine