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I thought I'd ask here. I have a cat living in my room and she sheds during the winter. My PC probably has a good bit of cat hair in it. Now that said, up until now, I've used canned air but I hate it and heard there are better, more efficient ways to clean. I've looked into it and came to a conclusion, either the CO2 spray or an electronic hand duster. Which one of those would be better?
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post #2 of 21
Compressed air and a vacuum. Invest in fan filters too.
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Agreed, you can also use a (dry) old toothbrush to dislodge caked on dust.
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I use this - much more powerful than any can of air and pays for itself in little to no time.
    
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Compressed air and a vacuum. Invest in fan filters too.
^that
post #6 of 21
TBH, I take everything apart and clean out the case, fans, filters and everything with a vacuum or rinse out with tapwater (for the filters)

It helps to vacuum your room frequently as well. at least 3 times a week.
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You may also want to get a mini paint brush to clean out those hard to get places like grilled heatsinks and stuff. Vacuuming wont do the job alone..the dust sometimes sticks on plastics and metals so a small modeling paint brush should get into those hard to get areas. It's worth to clean it too because then the dust wont stick to the dust particles that's already on your fans/grills etc.
    
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air compressor or some little hand vac things like linked above


i go out to my garage (room has door to it) and turn on the compressor bring the hose inside and go to town. reminds me.. need to clean my rig again
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post #9 of 21

I use this combination.



You can use the vac or you can put the hose on the exhaust, and use the nozzle to blow it out too. I also use a cheap 1" paint brush to help clean the fins and stuff as I am blowing it out. And yea, you might want to think about putting some filters on your case.
post #10 of 21
Is your room carpeted? I'd try to vacuum the whole room a few times a week at least like linkin93, especially with that cat

Cans of air work ok, but they get cold really fast so you gotta have 4 or 5 cans to rotate between. Never used an air compressor, but you could also look into buying one of those.
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