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Old 03-31-2007, 05:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When buying a case, what kind can i look for that provides no or minimal dust flow inside the case? The current computer I have right now is buried in dust (not literally).

If having no dust is impossible, how often should i spray that anti-dust air spray thingy inside my computer?

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Old 03-31-2007, 05:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The best thing to do for your computer being dusty is to get a vacuum hose, turn it on and get a very soft, animal hair paint brush and kick the dust up w/ the brush and suck it up w/ the vacuum.

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I think people recomend once a month if your puter is sitting on the floor. I don't know if the kind of case matters though. You want a lot of air moving in your case. That pulls in the dust. I don't know if 80 mm fans are worst than 120 mm fans or not.
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Old 03-31-2007, 05:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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One way to prevent dust is putting filters on your intake fans.
As far as how often to blow it out it depends on how dusty if gets. I blow mine out with compressed air every two weeks and and give it a really thorough cleaning every month and a half to two months. I clean off the fins on my CPU cooler and make sure there is not dust in my fans and things like that. I might be a little anal about it though, just clean it when and how much it looks like it needs it.

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I built my computer on Christmas day, and I just installed a soundcard the other day. I gave it a good cleaning out, so thats been just around 3 months, my temps were not rising any, but I did still blow out quite abit of dust....I'm thinking for me 3-4 times a year should do it.

If i ever open it up for any reason, i would blow it out however.

I just don't want to move it if I don't have too...it's HEAVY :-)
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yeah filters on the intake fans help alot.

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