Or if you want more POWER, there is always this.just brew it! wrote:just the compressed air should be fine.
just brew it! wrote:Yeah, a makeup brush isn't going to dislodge anything, but static buildup could be a concern. Unless you've got especially nasty/sticky buildup (smoker in the house?), just the compressed air should be fine.
Flying Fox wrote:Or if you want more POWER, there is always this.
Chrispy_ wrote:Unless you're trying to make it so clean it looks brand-new for photography reasons, don't bother; Getting those last few microns of dust off your heatsinks isn't going to be worth it, because they'll have reappeared again within a few days of use.
Just squirt compressed air at the heatsinks to dislodge any dust bunnies and call it good. Anything shiny will be covered in a thin layer of dust soon enough, and over-agressive cleaning can only do harm.
just brew it! wrote:Side note: If you're a Costco member (or know someone who is) get your cans of compressed gas dusters there. Yeah, you've gotta buy something like a 5 year supply in bulk. But the cost per can is a fraction of what it is at most other places. Unless you plan to stop cleaning the innards of your PCs a year or two from now it is worth it.
climatepete wrote:Cooler & fans: surely you are not going to blow hot air right onto your ram and other delicate components?
Or if you reverse the fan you will need, I think, to remove and re-stick those little rubber pads that make it fit just right. Will they re-stick?
You should have what you need for a second fan. What I did was set the ram-side fan up higher than the lowest heat fins and put a pulling fan on the other side to move air from down low out the back of the case.
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