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post #1 of 31
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I just bought a new mobo and I will install it after finals. It's summer time now, so I think I should clean my case, fans, and other components to get better air flow. My comp is running 24/7 and it's full of dust.

I wanna know how do u guys clean your case and fans. Is there any cleaner that make dust go off, so the fans would look like new. I'm using a 900 Case. How do I clean the top 200mm fan? My 8800GTS may have trap dust in the cooler. How can I clean it without taking off the cooler?

I don't know if this thread should be in this column or not. If not, please correct me.

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 31
your not meant to do this but i use a vacume cleaner, the suction can aparantly damage the fans tho i have never had a problem with it.
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post #3 of 31
An air can like this one should take care of the dust. You also might wanna install a couple of fan filters on your intake fans to reduce dust.
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post #4 of 31
vaccum + canned air
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post #5 of 31
Unplug and discharge rig, compressed air works good with a nozzle to blow out gpu. Canned air to blow out fins of cpu cooler. warm water and soft cloth for case fans (they all come out, yes even the biggie) if they can't be blown clean. When cleaning removed components, do it out of the room its normally in (you'll put the dust back in when you restart if you don't. Stay AWAY from vacuums, they build up a lot of static (ESD is badd.)
post #6 of 31
Canned air won't get all the dust off, you will need a small, soft paint/chip brush.
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post #7 of 31
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Is there any place to get good air filter with low price? I mean the filter itself is not expensive, but the shipping charge is expensive than the filter itself and that makes me think not worth it.
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post #8 of 31
I custom cut my antec 900 filters from Swiffer cloths, very effective and cheap and not a hi differential pressure (resistance to flow). And you can see when they need to be changed.
post #9 of 31
How about a vacuum cleaner that blows air, like an air blower
Coz I can get my vacuum cleaner to blow, and I even have a leaf blower in the shed

Can I try them?
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post #10 of 31
I used a hair dryer once
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