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SICK of cans of compressed air. Looking into getting a small air compressor to regularly clean my PC. Any suggestions?

post #1 of 20
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The one I'm looking at right now: http://www.amazon.com/Campbell-Hausfeld-FP2028-Compressor-Accessory/dp/B000BOCBAM/ref=sr_1_1?s=power-hand-tools&ie=UTF8&qid=1361163187&sr=1-1&keywords=air+compressor

What do you guys think?
post #2 of 20
There's actually an alternative that's somewhat popular here on OCN. It's called the Metro Vacuum ED500 Data Vac. Plugs into a wall and does what a can of compressed air does but maintains full pressure for the whole time you're using it (as opposed to cans of compressed air losing pressure the more you use it).

There's even a club for it here on OCN haha biggrin.gif

Metro Vacuum DataVac Club
post #3 of 20
im not the first one who will recommend this i have one and its so much nicer than canned air or a compressor get one and you wont look back

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

edit: dang got ninja'd again
    
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post #4 of 20
Why not look at this? Seems to be very well suggested around the forum

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1357497064&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=datavac

Edit: Curse you post ninjas! smile.gif
post #5 of 20
^ all of the above, I love my Metro Vacuum ED500 , keeps my case dustless. biggrin.gif
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The problem with air compressors is they create condensation that comes out when using. You can add inline filters to help remove the water in the line. Also good for airing up your tires!
     
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post #7 of 20
Get a Datavac. Hands down best alternative to canned air.
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post #8 of 20
I have a couple compressors and use them to clean my computer. I have small generic one that is 1.5-2 gallons and 26 gallon in the garage. The larger one is easier to use as it has plenty of capacity to knock it out in one shot but my computer is heavy and it's much easier to do things just outside the door with the smaller unit. I've never had a issue cleaning it with the compressors except for how much dust actually gets everywhere.
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post #9 of 20
Just be careful man not sure if you can get filters to remove 100% water but compressors do create water and water on pc parts don't mix well best of luck man.
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+1 to xD4rkFire for the great suggestion and ninja post. I've been looking for an alternative to the air turbine that I used to use to paint cars with and everyone knows that a HAF 932 with no dust filters is a cleaning nightmare and dust magnet.
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