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    Default What is the best way to smoke/dust proof a case??

    I have a build I'm going to be working on as soon as I can get the last few parts. Right now I plan on useing Cooler Master HAF XM. We smoke indoors at my house and have a gravel road down on side of the house so during the summer it gets real dusty in here no matter how much we clean.

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    Default Re: What is the best way to smoke/dust proof a case??

    tape the holes? or build a system in mineral oil

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    Default Re: What is the best way to smoke/dust proof a case??

    Smoke really f's up computers, makes everything sticky making it a dust magnet. Your best bet would definitely be to make it mineral oil cooled next best would be to water cool everything, basically try to minimize the number of things you have to clean.

    EDIT: Actually your best option would be to just quit smoking, you'd save yourself and your computer a lot of trouble. :P

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    Default Re: What is the best way to smoke/dust proof a case??

    Quote Originally Posted by PoLoMoTo View Post
    Smoke really f's up computers, makes everything sticky making it a dust magnet. Your best bet would definitely be to make it mineral oil cooled next best would be to water cool everything, basically try to minimize the number of things you have to clean.

    EDIT: Actually your best option would be to just quit smoking, you'd save yourself and your computer a lot of trouble. :P
    that works too

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    Default Re: What is the best way to smoke/dust proof a case??

    Exhaust fan for the smoke in the room. And for dust maybe finer netting for your doors and windows. Try to keep windows shut. My house gets dusty too quickly

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    Default Re: What is the best way to smoke/dust proof a case??

    Quote Originally Posted by PoLoMoTo View Post
    Smoke really f's up computers, makes everything sticky making it a dust magnet. Your best bet would definitely be to make it mineral oil cooled next best would be to water cool everything, basically try to minimize the number of things you have to clean.

    EDIT: Actually your best option would be to just quit smoking, you'd save yourself and your computer a lot of trouble. :P
    Well even if I quit there is still 3 other smokers here. I would love to do a full waco system but dont have the cash to do it unless someone wants to donate it to me

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    Default Re: What is the best way to smoke/dust proof a case??

    If the dust is trying that bad a sealed Mineral oil system would offer the best cooling and dust resistance. Nothing is dust "proof". However the parts you use can never be used again for any other purpose then mineral oil.

    Next bet it would be to water cool and buy additional dust filters and keep them cleaned often. Use a bigger rad so you can keep the fans run at a lower rpm.

    There really isnt much else you can do.
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    Default Re: What is the best way to smoke/dust proof a case??

    Quote Originally Posted by MeSleepyOne View Post
    Well even if I quit there is still 3 other smokers here. I would love to do a full waco system but dont have the cash to do it unless someone wants to donate it to me
    Lol then steal all their cigarettes! But yea if you have to go air get so extremely fine filters, maybe some dense carbon filters and clean them often. I'm pretty sure mineral oil costs less than waco, could you afford that? All you really need is a fish tank radiator and pump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryandigweed View Post
    Exhaust fan for the smoke in the room. And for dust maybe finer netting for your doors and windows. Try to keep windows shut. My house gets dusty too quickly
    Well I cant open up the windows and we keep the house closed up because its so hot outside. I do have 2 air filters running in my room but they clog up fast so I'm always buying filters. They say they are good for 3 months but after a month they are so clogged that the air barely moves thew them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    If the dust is trying that bad a sealed Mineral oil system would offer the best cooling and dust resistance. Nothing is dust "proof". However the parts you use can never be used again for any other purpose then mineral oil.

    Next bet it would be to water cool and buy additional dust filters and keep them cleaned often. Use a bigger rad so you can keep the fans run at a lower rpm.

    There really isnt much else you can do.
    Yea forgot to mention the thing about mineral oil killing your components.... And actually you're lucky if you can take something out and have it work again period, even if you put it right back in. And the oil gets sucked into the wires like oil up a wick causing them to become brittle and break...

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    Clean the PC more often,....It's worth it to do,.......

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    Default Re: What is the best way to smoke/dust proof a case??

    1 ) control air flow.
    restrict the air to only come into the PC one way, through a HEPA filter. cut that filter from a whole house washable furnace filter. it can be purchased from home depo. that 1 will give you a lot of filters, and they are all reusable untill unfit to be reused from washing them to many times.

    2) clean the air
    you have the right idea with the air filter, but there is a better approach. make the air in the room clean it self.
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    purchasing these items from ebay will help the poor suckers who made the mistake of buying them from the company to resell them.

    3) after you point the 1 filtered air source into the PC, point all other fans out. SEAL all other holes. i have used magnetic adhesive strip i got from a local craft shop to do this. neodium magnets hold that in place. if you put a bar down, you can put 3 magnets on that and it will hold better than a line of 5.

    4) same shpeil but use liquid cooling. you still need to keep the radiators clean. clean the air coming in, control air flow, and all fans pointing out. you do NOT want to have to remove WC radiators to scrub them because they are dirty. you would be a very angry little storm of furry.

    5) start using reusable washable filters in your current air cleaners.
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    Sorry I didnt make it more clear, I have 2 HEPA ion air purifiers that run in my room. Also I was thinking about the positive pressure and was planing on haveing at least one intake fan on a fan controler so I can manage it. And I like the idea of makeing my own HEPA filter for the case. I really dont have much cash to spend on it so i need it cheap but effective.

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    A sealed room with an air purifier as the intake to the room.

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