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Well there's your problem. A wet rag does just fine for me.
post #32 of 49
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A wet rag does just fine for me.
Only for the outer surfaces. You need to blow or suck the dust from the fins though.
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Are those Easter dust bunnies or just regular ones?? lol
Just regular ones. I went like two months without keeping up on the cleaning.
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It's not that bad. You know how you get a layer of lint in the filter when drying your clothes in a dryer? Yeah, that was on my radiator when I didn't clean it for like 8 months. You could've spun some yarn with the amount of lint on that I had on the radiator.

But I found a permanent solution to battle dust on the radiators:



It helps but it doesn't matter, the dust will get through. I just blew it out with my Datavac last week and there was a lot of dust that got blown out of the pictured radiator. At least this way I don't have to clean my fan blades and radiator. I just keep blowing them out with the Datavac.
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Where did you find those grills?
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just cleaned mine out... i use low speed fans too... so much dust... for some reason, i don't like to use dust grills...

    
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Where did you find those grills?
Those are Silverstone grills. I know the old model of Raven2 shipped with those grills as standard equipment on the 180mm fans.
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post #38 of 49
That's how the cooling plant on the "darkside" of my case looks after a month of hardcore usage.

You won't believe how much shiz is actually trapped in the radiator man... Ultra Kazes have a hard time spinning, believe me


Anyway, blow hard and you'll see it vanishing
   
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post #39 of 49
seen way worse then that

try looking into a rad after a guy smoking in the room and not cleaning for 12 month.

BAD picture. (not me tho. i just had to clean it )
post #40 of 49
lol. hard wood floors ftw
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