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Well, I have a grill on my gpu and a grill on my case....

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by salami1212, 19 Feb 2006.

  1. salami1212

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    Should I keep them on, as I am overclocking and im not sure if keeping them on would increase my heat or not

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  2. _PD_

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    Do you mean mesh, or wire guard?
    A guard should be ok, but mesh's do decrease airflow a tad.
     
  3. salami1212

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    um.. its something to stop dust getting in the case or in the gpu. should i keep them on?
     
  4. _PD_

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    That's a mesh, then.
    I would remove it, personally. But that's me, I don't have a particually cool case. I can't see it really limiting your overclock.
    If you do remove it, make sure you clear the dust out of your fans every couple of months.
     
  5. salami1212

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    k. cheers. I will probably just use a blower every couple of months and blow the air out. but first does anyone else agree with him so i can make sure to remove it
    thanks
     
  6. monkeypants

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    Yeah it'll be fine so long as you clean out the dust every so often. Personally I'd leave the case one in as that won't affect overclocking performance as much as removing the graphics card filter.
     
  7. salami1212

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    ive noticed tho that a lot of dust gets inside my case anyhow as there is 2 fans sucking air into the case and the mesh is just behind it, so when the mesh gets dust on it, the fans blow the dust into the case. at least i think thats why there is dust inside the case
     
  8. DaZzZa

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    just remove them they make your fans more noisy
     
  9. salami1212

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    how?
     
  10. badbob

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    Might be a mesh/grill screwed into place. If it's part of the case you'll need to use a hobby drill.

    Have you got pictures?
     
  11. Jokester

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    He's correct, a grill restricts air flow (= noise) through a fan.

    I chopped the grill off the front of my Antec SLK3700BQE and the noise from the front fan dropped significantly.

    Jokester
     
  12. DaZzZa

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    ty mr jokester

    acctualy makes quite abit of a difference
     
  13. badbob

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  14. salami1212

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    noo. there something with tiny little holes to stop dust gathering in the case. should i take them off?
     
  15. Jokester

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    A mesh stops dust entering your case, they restrict air flow as well, though it might not be as noisy as a grill. Entirely depends if you want to have to clean out your PC every year or 2, or want the quietist case possible.

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  16. badbob

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    Of course I'm talking about the metal meshing of the case, not any removable foam/plastic dust mesh.
     
  17. salami1212

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    what do you mean??
     
  18. badbob

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    Here. The metal that's the case, with the holes. Mark out the area directly in front of the fan blade circumference and cut away so the airflow is not obstructed. It'll depend on your case of course, if the foam/plastic mesh in front will plop out and fall into the blades don't do it. But if there's nothing there nor any cables you can do this.

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    It's the same for CM device module, there's steel mesh with very few vent holes for free airflow. Removed the three metal panels and refitted fan so there's nothing in the way between HD & fan. Only the front mesh & foam filter.

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  19. Chris19

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    It should be fine i removed the the metal bits on my stacker 4 in 3 module