Lian-Li Releases Fan Filter with a Twist

Lian-Li Filter

How many of you will admit that you do not clean your computers as frequently as they deserve?  My hand is up!  Mostly, it’s because dust always gets inside and I need to take them outside to blow them off.  However, I don’t even clean the fan filters as often as I should.  The reason?  They’re a pain.  I have both washable and non-washable, as well as removable filters, but they’re still not easy enough to do regularly.

Lian-Li may very well have come up with something that even I would be willing to clean regularly.  I honestly cannot think of any way to make this easier!  This is just plain brilliant.  Why didn’t anyone think of this sooner?  Santa, are you reading this?!?!

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.

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  • I don’t get it.  This goes

    I don’t get it.  This goes down stream?  So you still get dusty fan blades, just not in your case?  Up stream is where it should go, but then it is not possible to take it off so easy.

    • flips wrote:I don’t get it. 

      [quote=flips]

      I don’t get it.  This goes down stream?  So you still get dusty fan blades, just not in your case?  Up stream is where it should go, but then it is not possible to take it off so easy.

      [/quote]

      I imagine this on the outside of the case, not the inside.  Afterall, it’s just latching onto 4 screws.  I don’t see why you’d have to attach it to the fan itself.

      [quote=Aaron Ledger]

      Check out our review of Silverstone’s TJ08-E chassis. The filter couldn’t be easier to remove and clean unless it did it itself.

      [/quote]

      That is nice, but I don’t want to buy a new case to add easy to clean fans.  I’d also be concerned about the filters falling off, due to the magnets not holding or glue letting loose.  Also, would the magnets hold when a fan was blowing air out of the case?  Just a couple of my concerns for the design.

      [quote=PLUCKYHD]

      Yeah my antec has filters that easily pop off the front don’t even have to open the case for them.

      [/quote]

      I think you guys are missing the point.  Sure, if I’m buying a new case, I’d look for one that had such features.  I have them on my P180’s.  They sure aren’t doing me any good on my server case, though.  Again, you can’t add those to an existing case.

      • Not missing the point. I just

        Not missing the point. I just wanted to link to a case where this was an integral part of the design for those that are interested. The fan that is more useful on the TJ08-E is the 180mm intake fan filter that slides out either side. It is not held in by magnets.

  • Check out our review of

    Check out our review of Silverstone’s TJ08-E chassis. The filter couldn’t be easier to remove and clean unless it did it itself.

  • Yeah my antec has filters

    Yeah my antec has filters that easily pop off the front don’t even have to open the case for them.