It's the weather, I know it's the weather. It's too damn humid. But it can't be only the weather.
My Antec 900 went rusty on the back fan outlet grill. I just replaced the case with an NXZT Tempest Evo, thinking it would be ok and that it was just something that happened because the case was poor quality.
Then the Tempest Evo went rusty. I blamed myself for that, that and the weather, as it was one of the wettest years on record with flooding, etc. I let the dust build up too high on the grill, and the dust got wet and rusted out the front panel. Also the side panel fan, also the TRUE I had installed. Also the power supply blew up.... It was a wet year.
So, after getting a new Tempest Evo (as I liked it) I bought a de-humidifying air con and run it every day there's high humidity. I use damp rid in the area surrounding the case. I built a stand for the PC so it wasn't on the carpet and I keep the dust down by cleaning the case weekly.
But still, this week, I found rust. Only a small portion, and only on the side fan grill (as far as I can tell, atleast) which I have now removed. I did notice a spot of water on the fans I use to run the CPU heat sink. I don't understand it at all.
What am I doing wrong? Surely there are places with higher humidity than where I am? Surely I am doing the best I can?
What should I enact to prevent future occurances? What cases would be better for higher humidity places? The grill on the NZXT is very fine, so the dust builds up very quickly and is hard to disperse completely. Perhaps that is an issue? That said, though, the Antec 900 back grill was not so fine and that went.
I'm so depressed.