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post #11 of 24
thats what normal peoples computers look like on the inside.

always fun to see tho thumb.gif
     
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post #12 of 24
Nothing a can of compressed air and a vaccume can't fix. My old PC was terrible with dust and had to be cleaned quite a bit to make sure my temps stayed low. The dust and such slows down the airflow a lot causing heat to build up.
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I'm surprised OC.NET standards and practices dept. hasn't censored those dirty pics you've posted yet. tongue.gif
 
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post #14 of 24
gave me a laugh for the day. Thanks mate. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Syjeklye View Post

All you have to do is vacuum and you do not have this problem. Yes you will get dust, but no where near this much.

Vacuum bad ESD kills
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post #16 of 24
My Zalman 9500 gets like that, I unscrew the fan and wash the heat sink under the water, much easier than running a toothpick between each fin xD
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post #17 of 24
Thread Starter 
LOL I knew this would get some replies. For PC builders, it's like seeing a dead body!

I use a small shop-vac to clean PCs. Put the hose on the blowing side, and use a small cone attachment from a car-cleaning kit to focus the air. Works best of anything I've tried, and cheap re-use.
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Air filters dude :]

This. I'm going to buy some for mine.

I have them on my HTPC and other closed case systems. On a HAF, it's kind of pointless. If I put them on my dad's PC, they'd just get clogged in about a week and he'd never clean them.
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Good eye! It's an Ultra 500W. Still works fine, as does another in my brother's PC. I'm surprised they still work honestly....
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post #18 of 24
Two cans of compressed air will do the job. Don't use vacuum.
post #19 of 24
That is NASTY.. its even worse than that Pentium III computer i picked up from some guy who was moving....or my uncles rig which is left on 24/7 for 4 years
    
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post #20 of 24
Man, I've seen MUCH worse. Some of my clients have machines in soil testing labs, now THOSE machines have a nice fine orange/light brown dust completely coating every inch inside and out. I'll have to take a pic one of these days, it's just incredible.
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