Anyone who's opened a PC before knows it's quite common to find dust bunnies inside, even though dust and electronics don't exactly form a great duo. In an effort to help reduce the dust inside of one's case, Lian-Li is equipping all of its cases with easy-to-remove twist motion air filters. These washable air filters work with Lian Li and other manufacturers' 120mm and 140mm fans. The PT-AF12-3B and PT-AF14-3B washable air filters have been shipping on Lian Li cases since September, but you can also order them separately as a spare part.
Announcing PT-AF12-3B and PT-AF14-3B Washable Air Filters Equipped on all Lian Li Cases
Easy-to-Install and Remove Air Filters Are Now Fitted on all Lian Li Cases
8 December 2011, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, the award-winning, aluminum computer chassis manufacturer, is announcing that the easy-to-remove twist motion air filters, PT-AF12-3B and PT-AF-14-3B, are installed on all cases shipped since September.
No screws are needed for the PT-AF12-3B and PT-AF-14-3B washable air filters on 120mm and 140mm computer cooling fans, respectively. With a simple twist these air filters can be easily outfitted on Lian Li or other manufacturers' fans.
The PT-AF12-3B and PT-AF-14-3B can also be ordered separately as a spare part.
More product information and a video are available at: http://lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=495&cl_index=2&sc_index=10&ss_index=114&g=f
Very cool idea, the only problem I see is that they look like they might restrict some airflow with the dense mesh design. I'm all for dust free systems though! I really like how easy it is to remove them.
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I Agree with Drake, anyone here use one yet? Wouldn't mind hearing how the airflow is before ordering one. I would like less dust in my pc!
I've been using snap-on washable filters for years. Air flow restrictions are minimal if you keep them clean, and keeping the dust out of the inside of the case will improve cooling of the parts inside.
I just clean my machine once every 3-4 months. I have found the the dust filters fill up too quickly and never have really good access to them.
'Nice, my brother got a pair of In win Magnetic Air filters, these Lian Li I can have them on the inside. Depending on the case I get, I will consider them."
They look to be OK to me,....but I just physically blow the crap out of my cases regularly and that works for me.
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I like the idea, however the best air filters are those incorporated into cases. they will definitely offer easier access (if designed well)- but this is great for filter-less cases.
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The filters on my Thermaltake Level 10GT (Thanks again Hothardware :) are really quick and easy to clean. The inside of the case has been dust free since it came and since I wipe down the filters just about weekly it has stayed that way remarkably.
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I am concerned about the mesh filter but seeing as how it's a Lian Li product; I'm sure they did all of the homework beforehand.
Nice air filter, these things certainly help the lifespan of a computer significantly and it'd be really, really nice to have one right about now. Now if only there's an 80mm version of this fan mesh.
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This is great I have been pondering a way to keep dust from my system.
As of now I have cut a piece of filter to fit the intake fans on the back of my case but its not the most efficient.
wow smart idea! less dust means less cleaning :)
Thumb up for this product from Lian Li !
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