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Compressed air at an office supply store or the like.
Compressed air (can) will cost you in the long run. Get a air compressor at Home Depot or some place similar. Canned air loses pressure the longer you spray it and it's not as strong as air coming from a air compressor.

I can clean out all the dust in a 4 month old machine in less than 5 minutes, can't do with with a single can of air.
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Yes dust is a concern, my old pcs fans was covered in dust, my 7900gs cooler was covered, i vacumed the whole case out and cleaned all the fans and my temps dropped by 10* i reached 100mhz more on my cpu not much but wenough, and now my gfx has overcloced insanly


so if you got dust get out the vacum clean it all out u will be plesently surprised

EDIT: no need for compressed air mate, just get a thin sock, put it over the end of ur vacum cleaner and use that, reduces the suction, so ics and bit of ur pc arnt forced out
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post #23 of 26
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Sometimes just using your fingers works best.
Meh, I guess you're talking about the dust on the fans right? Well, I prefer to used Q-Tips, they work better

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EDIT: no need for compressed air mate, just get a thin sock, put it over the end of ur vacum cleaner and use that, reduces the suction, so ics and bit of ur pc arnt forced out
Sorry, no. Well, panty hose works well over a vacuum cleaner buuuuuuuuuuuuut....

Compressed air works best though. I picked up a compressor at sears 2 years back, it's one of those tankless ones, which I'd reccomend to anyone who's looking for a lightweight compressor. It came with the burst nozzle, and tire fill thing...I wish I could find it on sears.com but I can't :S. Well worth the investment....

Actually, I went over a friends house to clean his PC, filthy thing. His mom got some compressed air from those cans - FAIL. Next week I came over with my compressor...WHOOOOSH. He has a clean PC now
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agreed, but a thin sock over a vacum cleaner in the most economical, and cost the less money SOCKS FTW!!!
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Compressed air (can) will cost you in the long run. Get a air compressor at Home Depot or some place similar. Canned air loses pressure the longer you spray it and it's not as strong as air coming from a air compressor.

I can clean out all the dust in a 4 month old machine in less than 5 minutes, can't do with with a single can of air.
yes, an air compressor seems logicial for the quick dust removal, but did you guys know that most compressors will build up water in the tanks unless you get a "Filter" that bleeds out the water, your basically spraying nasty water particals all over your tower.
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post #26 of 26
1. Compressed air can.
2. Air compressor.
3. If none above, I use a little craftsman 2 gal. wet/dry vac with a ground bracelet strapped from me to my case. I always keep the vacum couple feet away from pc components "hdd""ect".

I use to use an air compressor, then I moved don't have one now "yup it had a vap filter on it"
compressed air can runs out to fast for the cost, My shop vac cost 40 bucks.

How much those air cans cost now? 4 dollars to 15 bucks, ahaha yea right, I bought one long time ago and that was it, no more air can crap for me.

edit: Yea, you gotta maintain the air compressor, meaning drain it at the peak bottom of the compressor and always have a vap filter on it, u don't want water mixed with ur car paint do ya? lol.
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