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post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by G|F.E.A.D|Killa View Post
ya i use it on the outside and the fans. never on my components. i use a can of air for that.
forgive my noobiness... but where do u get can of air?
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post #12 of 26
Compressed air at an office supply store or the like.
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post #13 of 26
You can get a can of air almost anywhere these days. But mostly, it's where electronics are also sold, so besides computer stores, you can find one at an office supply store too.
post #14 of 26
run around with an open pop can. make sure you run FAST so it'll get compressed

i've never really had problems with dust, just make sure there aren't any dust bunny colonies or anything
post #15 of 26
I put mine in the dryer. I like static, it makes me feel electrical.
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post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by Shadowrunner340 View Post
run around with an open pop can. make sure you run FAST so it'll get compressed
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I put mine in the dryer. I like static, it makes me feel electrical.
lol lol

Sigh. I love this place.
post #17 of 26
The last time I dusted my case was...

Well, I've had it for about a year now, and these pieces for maybe 6 months, so, never.

I clean the 1/8" layer of dust on the fans from time to time though.
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post #18 of 26
Filter = slower intake = worse cooling.
Dust = slower rotation = worse cooling.

Just just them off every once and awhile, depending on your fans...

BTW, air isn't perfect. Sometimes just using your fingers works best.
post #19 of 26
Mine seems to be a vacuum cleaner when it comes to dust. I'm always worried about there being a lot of dust in there and hampering the cooling ability. Might just be that I'm paranoid but I like to blow mine out extremely often.
    
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post #20 of 26
Dells are amazing when it comes to dust.
I had a 6 year old dell, never opened it once until last week. EVERYTHING was covered in dust, and yet the machine still worked as well as it did when it was new.
    
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