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I have an old air compressor in my garage I use, I alway check the outside humidity level before I use it though.

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Yeah something built up under those fans for sure. Compressed air can only do so much and a vaccume is good to have too but have you ever heard of Cyberclean? It's this playdough like compound that's sticky, almost like a huge ball of dried rubber cement, that you can press into things like PCB, fans, keyboards, mice, etc and it pulls out the smallest of dust particles getting what air and vaccume missed. Perhaps you should put a maintenance sticker on your case for the last time you cleaned it? This helps a lot so we don't put it off for too long. biggrin.gif

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Perhaps you should put a maintenance sticker on your case for the last time you cleaned it?

That has to be marketable. Have stickers like the oil change ones for cars and stick it on your side panel... Water and dusting changes with last date changed...
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That has to be marketable. Have stickers like the oil change ones for cars and stick it on your side panel... Water and dusting changes with last date changed...

That is genius. I'm going to make some stickers.
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Cha cha cha chia!
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How long did you go without cleaning it for it to accumulate that must dust?
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Wow, you grew a pet!
I find my rads get like that pretty quickly at the moment, mostly due to my dog. I am considering investing in a MetroVac soon just to make cleaning easier. Should be able to give everything a quick blow through every week or so, with a more complete dusting about every 6 months.

My rads get dirty fast to does not help when my lab lays in front of my pc and they arent easy to take out to do a good cleaning.
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This is why all my RAD's are exhaust with Pull fans so all dust build-up is completely visible and easy to wipe off with a wet towel biggrin.gif
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How long did it take for all that dust to accumulate? Did you have the side panel off the whole time?

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Wow! I wipe small amounts of dust off my metal dust filters every 6 months (metal filters do restrict air ~10% though which makes 0.5C worse cpu temps), but after ~2 years of use, I had just trace amounts of dust on my rad, had shine light just right to see any.

Take home points for me is thumb.gif for air filters, and thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif for nickel. And maybe better whole house air filters...looks like dust in my friends apt with pets.
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