Not at all. What have I done apart from posting facts and observations? Can your findings not withstand debate?
it seems that you have determined to try your best at undermining everything that I post here.
I'm sorry Darth, its not. And this one is easy. Please get out a ruler and measure your filter from the top to the bottom of the 'clip'. Ok, now open your case and measure to the top of the second fan position. You can take your front bezel off if you wish, the measurement will be the same. Since the filter sits flush with the base of the case comparing these two measurements will proove what is True.
To tackle the first of your claims, the top fan is fully covered by the filter element.
I have done this already, and you can verify it if you want Darth, but the filter is exactly 7.5 inches tall, and the top of the holes of the second fan position are 8 and 3/16ths inch off the base. Which means, the top two rows are completely unfiltered, which means 20% of the air never has a chance to go through the filter. Anyone else with this case can feel free to verify this as well!
Holy! Once a week? Thats awful high maintenece!! I mean, how often do you change your central air filter?? Or your car air filter?!
if you aren't cleaning your filters at least once a week
I see your point here, and it is a good (and very sad) one. Your point is that everything needs to be designed for the complete Dolt. That point is somewhat valid if something valulable is at risk, however the only by-product of low air intake is instability as the system begins to overheat. The user surely would notice this happening long long before a fire would start, and with that said, the Dolt would have to figure out what was wrong and then fix it. And therefore we don't have to cut engineering corners for him. Either way, not that many fools are buying Antec cases, and you'd just have to warn them in the manual to clean their filters, and then design a good filter with a seal.
And what would happen if that same slovenly lug had a tight fitting filter and didn't keep it clean? There would be basically no input of cool air at all.
Or, just use a filter element that won't stop letting air through! I suggest a thin sheet of 'foam' as used in the digital doc's we are all familair with. I would make it thicker (1/4 inch) and then even when it was clogged to the max, some air would still be getting through. Cleaning is simple enough, you'd just take the foam out and rinse it like it was a dirty sponge.
Thats too bad Darth, because that is a fact of Fluid Dynamics when the fluids in question have negligable mass. The only exception to this fact is when a fluid like water which is very dense, can be accelerated into a filter element, and then its momentum carries it through. Air however, weighs virtually nothing, and therefore it can TURN ON A DIME to go around ANY obstacle.
Finally, I will disagree with your blanket statement that a filtering element is only effective if a seal exists.
No, it is not. If that were true, then rivers would ALWAYS flow straight through their flood zones. But NONE do! And air is MUCH more disobediant to your 'fact of nature' because it lacks Mass.
it is also true that it will attempt to get to where it is directed by the shortest possible means. This is a simple fact of nature.
Prooving that little air is actually going through the filter is easy as well! Please take out your filter, and now try to blow air through it as hard as you can. Keep your mouth at least an inch away and try to feel the breeze with your hand on the other side. Barely feel a thing ehh?? ;) Now move the filter and just blow air towards your hand. :D This is PROOF that without a seal, nearly ALL (90%+) of the air will go around the filter. But Don't take my word for it! Consult any physics or engineering source you wish, and bring us your findings!
I agree completely! I know full-well that this is the Model A of factory filter designs in workstation cases, and I'm sure they will get better.
considering that we have a company that has created an easy to use filtration system shows a certain amount of foresight that seems to be lacking in a majority of the enclosures on the market today.
Don't get me wrong! I agree with your rating entirely, the Chenming/Uneec cases are clearly the best on the market no arguement there.
I will stand behind the remarks and ratings that I gave the case when I reviewed it.
And please don't infer any anger or aggression, because I assure you, none exists.
The only qualm I have EVER had with you or your reviews was your rating of the Volcano 9. You did not adequatly rank it on par with the 7+'s of the world. As a reviewer surely you have to compare its performance to others availiable! I'm sure it 'gets the job done' but so do most heatsinks. When there are options avaliable that Defeat it in every category... Noise, Cooling ability, AND Price no new heatsink should earn higher than a 6. However we have discussed this elsewhere, and I know you see my points, so we don't have to discuss it here, unless you want to. And I insist, that is the only issue I have ever held against you.
The other items your reviews have convinced my to buy have been superb. 8KHA, 8KHA+, OCZ Gladiator, just to name a few.
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