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Just realized that there's no filters om any of my fans. Are there supposed to be? Is dust an issue of concern to the pc components?
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post #2 of 26
Only in the way of heat transfer. It will kill your temps.

However for stock components I ahve scene things that just amazed me, computers in industrial outdoors environments that you could barely tell there was a heatsinc on the cpu and it still worked.
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post #3 of 26
It is an issue yes. No filters is no big deal, you just need to blow your components off once in a while.
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post #4 of 26
i use a swiffer duster every day on my rig and blow it out twice a month
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post #5 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by G|F.E.A.D|Killa View Post
i use a swiffer duster every day on my rig and blow it out twice a month
doesnt that duster create static?
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post #6 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by hangemhi View Post
doesnt that duster create static?
He means outside of his case not inside.
    
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post #7 of 26
hehe lol
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post #8 of 26
ya i use it on the outside and the fans. never on my components. i use a can of air for that.
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post #9 of 26
I vacuum my case inside and out, yes I know you people think its dangerous but it worked fine me the 4 or 5 times I have did it so far.
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post #10 of 26
Yeah, you just need to dust out your computer every once and awhile. Max every 6 months, but that depends on how dusty it gets for your computer over that time.
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