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Best computer case to buy?

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Best computer case to buy?

Hi guys, what is the best computer case to buy? that will not easily catch dirt, because I recently have a computer cash its a mesh and also i smoke while using computer, when I cleaned my computer I always had a hard time because of the dirt.
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The Antec P280 is really nice. It's huge and very quiet.
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I'm happy with a BitFenix Shinobi XL (~$150ish). HUGE case and I can put it ~12 hard drives with 4 in 3 adapter.... Also has 6 or 7 fans (120mm)
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I think he wants something that comes with filters in it. That's the problem with heavy smoking is that it does cover your system in tar...
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^^ Impossible. It's still going to get all sticky
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Why not buy an air purifier for the smoke?

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That counts me out I was going to say the lanboy air. Awesome case.

Op what case are you using. And why not just smoke outside its much better that way
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i dont find smoke to be much of an issue but dust!!! last place i lived for some reason was a dust magnet but my new apt isnt too bad. i use a coolermaster haf and just blow it out once in awhile.

years ago i bought a black and decker dust buster type vacuum that also blows out with attachments and only use it to blow out and it works almost as strong as a air can with the right attachment.
it has a filter so i don't worry about fragments being blown through it to the comp. i can try and get the model number if interested but not sure if they still sell it.

things to do - don't keep ashtray or whatever nearby the case so ashes wont drop on it, wipe down side screens(screens in front of the fans usually) or blow top screens as soon as you see any build up of dust.
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The Fractal Design Define R3/R4 come with filters that may help. I have the R3 and love it - very quiet and keeps the dust out.
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Aug 19th, 2012 12:00 pm
The Antec P280 is really nice. It's huge and very quiet.
Yes, Antec Performance One P280 is nice one. You can use it. Because its catches less amount of dirt.
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Probably one with an air filter. As for smoking, just add one of these to an available 5.25" bay:

http://www.frozencpu.com/cig-01.html

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Might want to up-size your PSU as 12V @ 20A = 240W to drive one of these.
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build an exhaust tube that vents outside your house. attach it to your face whenever you smoke in front of the computer.

treat the problem at its source.
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I think you should change the title of the thread into "How to prevent cigarette smoke in your computer". The answer is this: it is impossiible to completely prevent smoke from getting into your computer. However the only thing you can do is minimize the amount that gets through. Filters, filters, filters. Put a fan filter in front of every case fan. These filters will need to be occasionally cleaned or replaced. Then throw something like this filter over your entire case: http://www.computerdust.com/products/cpu_covers.html Finally, buy a fan and turn it on when you smoke to redirect the cigarette smoke away from your case.
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