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    Question

    I have an Antec pp303x case [intake and exhaust]. I read in another thread that some was going to modify his case "because of the grill designs that can hinder a fans performance." Should I cut the grills off of the case where the intake and exhaust fans are installed? Also, ma uncle tells me my intake fan is bringing in alot of dust w/ the air. He recommended a small thin piece of foam over the vent where the intake fan inhales. Or a thin layer of spray-foam. What do y'all think?
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    Cool

    Some people do just that, I haven't had the need to do it.

    Listen to your uncle, Most of the High-end cases come with a filter on the intake fans. Check around, cooling suppliers carry a wide range of filters, some act as a finger guard as well, then there are wire mesh filters that will do the job nicely. Look at the following:

    http://www.caseetc.com

    http://www.nerdsbyte.com

    http://www.plycon.com

    http://www.millisec.com

    [Edited by PowerHungry on 02-04-2001 at 02:25 PM]

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    If your talking about the premade grills that are punched in the case, sure cut them out and put wire grills on instead BUT make sure you take everything, and I MEAN EVERYTHING out of your case first, and yes that includes your power supply. Cutting holes in your case can be a very good thing, however metal shavings are not. After your done clean the case throughly with a rag and compressed air. Powerhungry is a good source for this kind of information, his advice is best taken. Go forth and modify

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