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Old 09-19-2006, 07:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Right, on the side of my case ive got these little air vents and ive noticed over time it has a very thin layer of dust on it, obviously its slightly sucking air in from the sides what with all the fans in the case, anyway should i worry about it or just keep an eye on the inside to keep any dust build up down?
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Old 09-19-2006, 08:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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your biggest concern will be on your heat sinks... if your heat sinks get dusty your temps will go up. also make sure the capacitors on your boards dont get dusty as well, they can get very hot too.

to check your heatsinks, u gotta take the fan off of em.
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buy a dust filter. the fine mesh should stop almost all dust while still letting plenty of air in
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Didnt know dust filters even exsisted! ill have a look round.

Dont think i need to be taking things apart as the rig is only 3-4months old
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Didnt know dust filters even exsisted! ill have a look round.

Dont think i need to be taking things apart as the rig is only 3-4months old
Depending on where you live and how dusty it is there, or if you smoke, dust can build up quite quickly.
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Someone post a linky to dust filters? I'm really interested.
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Just keep in mind you have to clean those quite often.
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