I recently discovered that my computer has insufficient airflow due to a poor case design. It simply doesn't have much of an intake (and it has no intake fans).
So I popped out one of the 5 1/4" bay covers and the temperature-sensing fans instantly slowed as the computer finally got a breath of fresh air.
So I wonder -- does anyone sell 5 1/4" covers with a black mesh front (preferably with a simple filter)? I figure two of those would do the trick and reduce dust accumulation while I'm at it. But my search has come up empty so far.