Originally Posted by spikezone2004
About to be taking my computer apart to add new parts and want to get rid of all this dust while I am at it.
I normally take all filters out vacumn and wash. But what is the best method for fan blades? I use Qtips but takes forever to get each blade for every fan.
On the back on my gpu card also is a lot of dust, but I have never taken anything to it, in fear I might hurt it. Can I wipe that with anything? compressed air doesn't seem to get it off.
I have filters on all fans and most holes sealed up I still seem to get a lot of dust I cant understand why. I never open the window in my office and I have a sharper image air filter that traps a lot of dust. I am thinking I may have some negative pressure going on, I have 5 fans intaking though and only 3 exhaust. bottom 2 intake, front 2 intake, side intake. And top 2 and rear exhaust which shouldnt create negative pressure but thats the only thing I can think of creating all this dust.
If they arent filters on the fans themselves, you will get dust in the system. In my FT-02, the filters catch just about everything. In a Cooler Master 830 with filters, everything still became a dusty mess. So, you need both positive pressure and filters to avoid dust buildup.
Sucks that a room filter wont help you though.