It gets pretty dusty anyway. I regularly clean the fans.
Oh I can imagine! It was the same for my desktop when I had carpet. Bleh, dust... the joy of dust bunnies. It's a good thing that you are trying keep ahead of it.
Luckily the mesh catches most of the dust, so i rarely have to clean the inside, but i still clean the fans.
although completely off topic, I'm trying to hook up the fan that's in the front of the case, but i'm thinking about moving it. any suggestion to where i should move it? right now the cable doesn't reach the motherboard.