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Compressed air can, I think an air compressor would be plain overkill, and dangerous for everything it is sprayed at tongue.gif

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I used to go through compressed air. All sorts of pitfalls with it, like reduced pressure after a short period. This will cost less over even a short period of time if you clean often.

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If you're talking compressed air from a compressor, make sure it's not letting any moisture through!
Also, don't spin the fans with the air line. As it could spin them much faster than they're supposed to spin!
Plus, spinning them could cause them to make volts, possibly killing your mobo eek.gif
Oh, and watch you don't blow off some heatsinks off of the GPUs like I did biggrin.gif

I actually started using an Air Compressor with a moisture filter/regulator which I adjusted the psi on it to around 25 psi. You think that is OK? What psi would you recommend that I use? I usually blow from about 10-15cms away, trying not to get too close to any of the hardware.

I also put a screwdriver in between the fan blades to stop them from spinning when blowing out the dust from them. I didn't know they can create voltage if you allowed them to spin. How fast would they have to spin to create voltage?
Edited by Ice009 - 9/16/12 at 9:37pm
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I actually started using an Air Compressor with a moisture filter/regulator which I adjusted the psi on it to around 25 psi. You think that is OK? What psi would you recommend that I use? I usually blow from about 10-15cms away, trying not to get too close to any of the hardware.

I also put a screwdriver in between the fan blades to stop them from spinning when blowing out the dust from them. I didn't know they can create voltage if you allowed them to spin. How fast would they have to spin to create voltage?

"filter/regulator" IMO as long as you're aware that you could blow heat-sinks off of the PCB you'll probably be OK smile.gif
I do still use my compressor, but I'm a bit more careful now biggrin.gif

As for the fans spinning!
I was told in person about someone who had air-lined out their PC, spinning the fans with the air. And when they tried to boot up after the cleaning, the mobo was dead redface.gif

Just think about what you're doing, and you should be fine IMO thumb.gif
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Unplug the fans. Then they can spin all day.
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Unplug the fans. Then they can spin all day.

Until the bearing gives out thumb.gif
Those bearing used are not up-for the revs at you can get from spinning the fans with an air-line redface.gif
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I took my system outside and used an air compressor on it. Most people don't tend to have them laying around but they work a treat! I have the vacuum on near by to catch any dust that is likely to fly back in. The vacuum probably doesn't really help much but it's just what I do. Takes a matter of seconds.
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My friend had a Lan party shop. One day he gota case of canned air. He cleaned and cleaned. Then he sprayed into the CD drives (remember them?). They all died. The end.
Don't spray cold cold air onto anything that should not get that cold. Think condensation too. Common sense is so uncommon its a super power.
 
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Until the bearing gives out thumb.gif
Those bearing used are not up-for the revs at you can get from spinning the fans with an air-line redface.gif

I see..
Speaking of air, as we were, I found some cheap compress air in the cupboard that I purchased ages ago. I sprayed some but it loses pressure quick, so you gotta wait a while between spraying to get the pressure back. I tested it on my keyboard and I froze a few keys. thumb.gif
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