Originally Posted by Enigma8750
Originally Posted by rfjunkie
I worked on this machine last Sunday.
I built it for someone at work about 2 years ago and it sat in a house with 2 people that smoke constantly...
Look what happens....
Believe it or not, The thing still runs.
I ended up spending about 3 to 4 hours cleaning it up before I could do any upgrades to the thing for the guy.
I almost said your on your own on this one.
Oh my goodness! That's disgusting! I would have
said that (that he was on his own), and I say this because I imagine what it was like for you to clean it. I've cleaned one like that before (just not nearly as bad).
I've cleaned my younger step-brother's PC before (which used to be an Antec 300 PC). It was the same story, he smokes really frequently, and with friends, in a very small room where the door and/or window is often closed (that's why), and he doesn't do PC cleaning maintenance. It was only about a quarter or a third as bad as the one you posted, yet that was still bad enough for me. I don't charge him for it (being he's family and the PC was gifted to him by me), but I told him no more for him, only for the rest of the family, because it's disgusting.
The "dust" (if you want to call it that) is only half of the problem. The smell and stickiness of everything is the other half.
I will much quicker clean out something even ten times as worse as the picture you posted if it's natural dust. I have no problem with that. Smoking dust like that? Forget it. I suppose the picture above about cockroaches is also one I wouldn't tough. Ew. Normal dust doesn't put me off, but animals, smoke dust, food, etc., all of that does.