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July 14, 2012 5:12:03 AM

My CM 690 II advanced case includes a PSU dust filter, which I haven't used since I built my system last year..

Do you guys think I should put it in or not?

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July 14, 2012 6:28:47 AM

Put it in, your PSU is most likely very dusty, I knokw my 690 II advanced PSU dust filter is! :ouch: 
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July 14, 2012 6:32:36 AM

amuffin said:
Put it in, your PSU is most likely very dusty, I knokw my 690 II advanced PSU dust filter is! :ouch: 


How do I remove the dust from it? I hope this isn't an issue...
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July 14, 2012 6:35:54 AM

Can of compressed air, start spraying :) 
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July 14, 2012 6:37:54 AM

Also, I feel that removing the PSU just to add the dust filter is big work... (you know, attached cables.. Is that right?

AND where do I spray the air? Also, can I just make my own can of compressed air?
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July 14, 2012 10:21:55 PM

amuffin said:
Can of compressed air, start spraying :) 

I heard that the PSU dust filter prevents good airflow.. is that true?
If I decide to add the dust filter (after spraying) I will tape the filter on the bottom of the case, just so that I don't have to dismount the PSU every few months.

I have one little concern though (would you please answer?!) :
... when blowing with the air can, should I just flip the case on the side and blow right underneath the PSU? (instead of dismounting the PSU and blowing on its fan?)
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July 15, 2012 12:44:39 AM

Yozer34 said:
I heard that the PSU dust filter prevents good airflow.. is that true?
If I decide to add the dust filter (after spraying) I will tape the filter on the bottom of the case, just so that I don't have to dismount the PSU every few months.

I have one little concern though (would you please answer?!) :
... when blowing with the air can, should I just flip the case on the side and blow right underneath the PSU? (instead of dismounting the PSU and blowing on its fan?)

I don't think that you'll need to remove the PSU from your case, just blow air wherever it has holes, I assume it's pulling air from under the case, so there should be grating under the case, you could just blow air through that to clean the fan off.
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July 15, 2012 1:01:52 AM

Yozer34 said:
I heard that the PSU dust filter prevents good airflow.. is that true?
If I decide to add the dust filter (after spraying) I will tape the filter on the bottom of the case, just so that I don't have to dismount the PSU every few months.

I have one little concern though (would you please answer?!) :
... when blowing with the air can, should I just flip the case on the side and blow right underneath the PSU? (instead of dismounting the PSU and blowing on its fan?)

You don't need to tape it, it can be inserted.
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July 15, 2012 3:45:06 AM

amuffin said:
You don't need to tape it, it can be inserted.


Well if I insert it... I should remove the PSU every time I need to clean the dust filter. Is it a pain when you have psu like the hx750?
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July 15, 2012 5:07:25 AM

Just remove the filter and blow the bottom of the PSU (where the fan is pointing down) with compressed air.

The filter is outside of your case regardless ;-P
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