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That's not going to run a lot of things. It just doesn't have the CFM. It will fill tires and blow dust. Probably have enough guts to use a nailer. But that's about it.

well, if youre looking at that then obviously it wont serve high CFM needs, my point all along was that around the same price, a air compressor is going to have more uses then a data vac. i doubt a data vac can "run alot of things" as you put it.
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My weapon of choice is a 2 gallon portable air compressor. Unlimited amounts of high pressure air via blowgun blows off the dust like you wouldn't believe.
    
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Me and a lot of people I know use vacuum cleaners on computer rigs and I have never heard just ones that they broke the thing. Although its not the most effective way the chances of you damaging the rig are so low that on average you would save money by doing so. I can understand that using things like compressed air has its benefits but safety is hardly a valid reason to use them.
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I don't understand, the DataVac some of you guys linked to looks like a normal small handheld vacuum with ABS plastic tips.

Which is it? Are plastic tips good or bad? The DataVac says NOTHING about reducing or preventing static discharge, and the plastic looks like every other vacuum I've seen...

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Me and a lot of people I know use vacuum cleaners on computer rigs and I have never heard just ones that they broke the thing. Although its not the most effective way the chances of you damaging the rig are so low that on average you would save money by doing so. I can understand that using things like compressed air has its benefits but safety is hardly a valid reason to use them.

I've been using this for years (w/brush attachment) and never, ever had a problem. Just shut off power and go. Don't need to unplug everything and take it out in the yard or wherever, so you don't blow the dust all over the place. Best $50 I've ever spent.

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post #56 of 57
I just vacuum my intake filters (haf x case) regularly...it's easy and I don't have to bother to tilt the case to remove the filter. Make sure it's powered down though. If you have lots of dust inside it's fine to vacuum things like the top of a PSU (make sure it's off), but DO NOT vacuum your gpu heatsink...those things are fragile. If you had one of those closed loop radiators for cooling or a custom loop vacuuming it is fine (i do it with my h100), but don't with your 212. As another user said, just purchase some compressed air for like $5-10, put your case on it's side with the sidepanel off. Get a friend to hold the vacuum HIGH and just blow at your fin array with the air. Hopefully the vacuum will catch some of the dust and it won't land back in your case, but at least it'll be dislodged.
    
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I don't understand, the DataVac some of you guys linked to looks like a normal small handheld vacuum with ABS plastic tips.
Which is it? Are plastic tips good or bad? The DataVac says NOTHING about reducing or preventing static discharge, and the plastic looks like every other vacuum I've seen...
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=DataVac&hl=en&prmd=imvns&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1920&bih=979&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=3779678724493994144&sa=X&ei=i2siT8rHOsixiQKPpcH8Bw&ved=0CK8BEPMCMAc

The reason for the folks talking about ESD with vaccuums is that in order to create good suction, you need to make actual contact with the surface being cleaned.

With the datavac (which is more like a leaf blower than a vaccuum) you are blowing air and do not need to make any contact with components at all.
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