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Originally Posted by Semper Fidelis;12428101 
Hmm that seems interesting, although the reviews about it getting hot/smoking/catching fire kind of worry me...

It's a wonderful little unit. You have nothing to worry about. I used it to clean my monitors tonight.
    
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Good thing I have a small little air compressor at home to clean out my dust. thumb.gif I'm way too scared to use the air blower on my monitor though. Haha.
    
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Shop Vac. Use it as a blower. Becareful around fans, lock them from spinning with a piece of plastic or wood.
Done mine a bunch of times and no issues.
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Originally Posted by Maxxa;12434173 
Shop Vac. Use it as a blower. Becareful around fans, lock them from spinning with a piece of plastic or wood.
Done mine a bunch of times and no issues.

I 2nd this. Unless you have multiple uses for an actual compressor, a decent clean shop vac works just fine. If you have the right tip for an air hose, just about any airtank with some pressure in it is enough to dust off a pc.
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post #16 of 26
Definitely the Datavac. Mine gets warm but not hot even after 5 minutes. Its great because it doesnt lose pressure after a few seconds like can air. I paid $45 got it for christmas and it has already paid for itself. It is loud as a vacuum cleaner but not as loud as an air compressor.
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post #17 of 26
Careful with real compressors though, they'll rip things off your board lol
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post #18 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by djk11;12440958 
Careful with real compressors though, they'll rip things off your board lol

This is why you limit the PSI that it puts out wink.gif. I usually limit mine to around 50-60 PSI.
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Originally Posted by wtomlinson;12434136 
another vote for the datavac. here's the original thread for it:

http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-general-discussion/624970-tired-buying-compressed-air-read.html

Actually, that's nowhere NEAR the original thread on the Datavac. There was a thread up in 2007 about it here. There's no way I'd ever be able to dig it out though.
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post #19 of 26
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I just went over to CompUSA because it was close and they had one left.

Ill test it out tomorrow but it looks like it should be pretty good just from looking at the build quality of the unit.
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud;12440993 
Actually, that's nowhere NEAR the original thread on the Datavac. There was a thread up in 2007 about it here. There's no way I'd ever be able to dig it out though.

I remember reading about it before. I know there's an older one. I just posted that one because it's fairly recent.
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