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Poll: How often do you clean dust filters?

Time between cleans?

  • Day(s)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Weeks(s)

    Votes: 5 22.7%
  • Months(s)

    Votes: 14 63.6%
  • Years(s)

    Votes: 2 9.1%
  • Never

    Votes: 1 4.5%
  • Other

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    22

BFG10K

Lifer
Aug 14, 2000
21,797
775
126
I usually clean them once a month. With positive air pressure my front panel gets quite dusty, even at low 500RPM fan speeds (3 x 120mm intakes).
 

UsandThem

Elite Member
Super Moderator
May 4, 2000
14,424
4,979
146
Usually every few weeks because we have dogs, and the short-hair one sheds like crazy. I imagine if we didn't have them, it would be months in between cleanings.
 

DigDog

Lifer
Jun 3, 2011
11,677
1,118
126
Mine need to be cleaned at least every 6 months, by which time they are completely encrusted by dust.
I clean my AIO fins with a brish i keep for the very reason. And frankly they could easily be cleaned every 3 months and still produce a ton of dust.
 

VirtualLarry

No Lifer
Aug 25, 2001
50,736
6,250
126
That reminds me, my CM MLL 120 probably needs the rad and fan cleaned. Was hitting 78C for CPU temp (max) recently.
 

torlen11cc

Member
Jun 22, 2013
138
4
81
Usually every few weeks because we have dogs, and the short-hair one sheds like crazy. I imagine if we didn't have them, it would be months in between cleanings.
Same problem.
My dog is shedding too much hair, and thats causes me to clean dust filters more often. Now when I think about it, I should find some solution to the hair shedding.
 
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gdansk

Senior member
Feb 8, 2011
612
288
136
I think maybe twice a year. Or every time I open the case if that's sooner. They are barely dirty every time I look. My home isn't that dusty, apparently.
 

VirtualLarry

No Lifer
Aug 25, 2001
50,736
6,250
126
Dust not a huge factor here either, which is probably a good thing, since I tend to buy $20-40 cases, which generally don't have dust filters. Maybe some day I'll spend on a "fancy" case, with all of the trimmings.
 

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