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My 680 PCB is getting choked up with dust and gunk (looks like oil marks) and I was wondering what the best way is to clean it thoroughly. I don't mean compressed air because that won't clean it all off...

How and what can I use to clean the PCB so it looks like new?
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isopropyl alcohol and q-tips
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Also a soft brush to remove the dust on the PCB.
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Originally Posted by Frank33 View Post

Also a soft brush to remove the dust on the PCB.

Hmm... I don't like the idea of using soft brushes as you are running the risk of causing a electro-static discharge that can render your hardware dead! I prefer the deep cleaning method... Remove the heat-sink, fans etc.. and wash the whole lot!! Just don't use it for a week or two, it's gotta be completely dry or risk frying it!!

http://www.overclock.net/t/1151946/official-asus-rog-rampage-iv-x79-owners-club/4950_50#post_19979026
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Lol, minus whale just throw it in the dishwasher.
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I remove the heatsink and all to clean mine, i use the brush and soft bristle toothbrush method. i also use a compressed air and cuetips, with isopropyl alcohol. Also wouldn't be a bad ideal to reapply thermal paste since its apart if its been a very long time since your last cleaning.
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