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every couple of months with compressed nitrogen.
    
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I use an anti static brush to clean the fine dust off my motherboard and video card. Works really well and i do it about once a month (I'm a clean freak). Then to blow any larger amounts of dust away i use the datavac electric duster. I also do this once a month and my PC stays very clean. I'll post the links below for both products.
Anti Static brush on Ebay
Datavac Electric Duster on Ebay

Yep bought that data vac and I'll never go back to canned air.
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Quick question, i just replaced the TIM on my card. Can i plug it in right away, or should i let it sit for a few hours?
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Quick question, i just replaced the TIM on my card. Can i plug it in right away, or should i let it sit for a few hours?

You can plug it in right away.
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post #55 of 64
Once, when I sell it.
post #56 of 64
Full disassemble every 12-18 months.

Compressor every 3 months maybe... It's sporadic.
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I usually give my whole computer a good cleaning once a year where I take everything apart and rebuild it and re-thermal paste it, if I have paste on hand.
    
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Ever since I put in fan filters, my case has needed much less frequent cleaning. I hit it with the air compressor 2-4 times per year. takes about 3 minutes to become utterly dust free.
 
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post #59 of 64
GPU gets cleaned with the rest of the computer once a month, simple compressed air can blow over until theres no more dust floating or coming out of the fans, heatsinks or filters and other crevices.
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post #60 of 64
Invest in quality filters for each intake and you'll find very little dust in your case even after 6 months. Just clean the filters regularly - which is easy if you get the magnetic screwless ones.

If your case has alot of mesh then you'll probably end up with dust in there unless you cover all that with filters too. I hate mesh cases.
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