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#1 Crawlerz246

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:04 AM

so I just took out my H100 to vacuum it and this is what I found
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now this is only after 3.5 months of use in a push pull setup. (my grandpappy's holding the rad, and I'm snapping the pic). so me grandpappy is saying well WTF - those top fans are probably creating weird air currents seeing as how that dust is in a layer on top of the rad...maybe try to get rid of the top 2 fans? see how it goes. good thing too cuz I broke 1 fan's blade. expensive $^&#er. but I digress.

I disconected (did not yet remove) the top 2 fans, with only the bottom 2 pulling air thru the rad. as far as the temps go I haven't really noticed a difference to be honest. I don't right know if that's a good thing or not.

the advice I am seeking is - should I remove the 2 top fans so I'm left with a PULL setup or get a replacement fan for the one I broke and go back to the old ways?

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:16 AM

OMG! :nono:

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:20 AM

how?! put a dusk guard in or something. 3 months later and mine still looks unused.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:29 AM

how?! put a dusk guard in or something.


I'm open to suggestions...

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:29 AM

Um...

eh...

Nope. :-/
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:52 AM

i never have these problems, i clean my pc every month so i never get these stuff.
you should too, or dust off the envoirment more, this isn't normal lol.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:55 AM

wow that's alot a dust,...wahts the inside of the case look like ?,... that bad too ?

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:56 AM

i never have these problems, i clean my pc every month so i never get these stuff.
you should too, or dust off the envoirment more, this isn't normal lol.


I have 2 dogs. dust and hair is a daily life. I try to vacuum PC every month or so, but I haven't unscrewed the rad in 3 months cuz it's a chore. actually this is more then I get inside PC on a normal use. i suspect because the rad itself acts like a dust filter because its metal fins are so close together. like a fine (relatively) mesh.

my original question was: do I keep 4 fans in push pull or do I take the top 2 off for a pull setup? and does push/pull have anything to do with worsening of dust i.e. wierd air currents?

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:01 AM

You really need to keep your desk clean Posted Image

On another note, if you don't see any temperature difference, I don't see any problems with removing the push fans, although I would recommend you monitor the temps carefully in the near future Posted Image

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:31 AM

if you don't see any temperature difference, I don't see any problems with removing the push fans


yh that's what I thought. running more conclusive test now. P95 for an hour with both setups. so far max with PULL ONLY (2 fans) is 69C. and that's with 4.01GHz.... we'll see

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:58 AM

change the furnace filters more often and get the better ones for finer particle removal....

if that doesnt work get you a set of fat-girl nylons and simply wrap them around the case and tie a knot in the open end... LOL

taking them back off without blowing dust all over will be just like prom night all over again.... :)
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:14 AM

if that doesnt work get you a set of fat-girl nylons and simply wrap them around the case and tie a knot in the open end... LOL


has actually crossed my mind but how would that be different then the dust collected on the rad?

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