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For people saying reversing the fan won't clean a heatsink from dust clumps...it's there to prevent dust bunnies in the first place. For the average user who turns their computer off each day, the fans will get rid of any dust that accumulated inside the GPU shroud that day.

For people complaining that it gets blown back into the case...it's much easier for people to clean out that dust than it is to take apart a GPU, void the warranty and scrape the dust out from the heatsink.
That's what I thought. I don't understand the negativity. It's a neat little gimmick imo. Nothing special, nothing amazing either.
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pretty neat idea. although i never power my machine off, lol.
    
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Yes I think you got it right.
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Heh, I always thought it was just because the default is 100% and during boot the fan control software hadn't taken over yet.


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If there's anything I know about cleaning dust from my computer, it's that it takes high pressure air or actually removing the dust physically with a brush/cloth/etc. I appreciate the thought MSI, but I have my doubts.
    
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I can't see it hurting anything...it should be able to help a bit I think.

I hope every card get this.

And no, it won't all get sucked back in right away...it should blow most of far enough away. Some will though. However, if you turn it off on each day it should blow out the dust before it really will be noticable unless you live under a couch. You shouldn't even be able to see the dust as it blows out. It isn't going to be like Pompei erupting each time you turn on your computer.

I'd like to see this done with case intake fans as well...especially fans that have dust filters
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As cool as it sounds~ it looks like the GPU is just spewing the dust into the PSU. Not great either.
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As cool as it sounds~ it looks like the GPU is just spewing the dust into the PSU. Not great either.
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Why did the motivator..... censor *hell*.....
    
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