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August 25, 2013 8:18:33 AM

Dumb question. Seriously. I need some ideas though.

I'm building my first PC. I live in the country in a 200+ year old house with 5 cats and 2 dogs. It is unavoidably dusty with floating cat hair. My brother's house next door is much the same and I'm freelance so I don't have a clean office to use.

How dusty is too dusty? Any suggestions? I thought about asking the library if I could build the computer there.

My biggest fear is that when I apply thermal paste from heat sink to CPU. I know the heat sink already has some but I will be applying my own.

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August 25, 2013 8:21:43 AM

I have a real dirty garage too but at least no cat hair. Maybe that's the solution? It has a big huge door that let's outside air blow around though.
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August 25, 2013 8:22:24 AM

When you say super dusty, do you mean it's everywhere? literally?

You could do with getting rid of as much dust as possible. You don't want any on your CPU when building it, as you can't clean it off that easily.
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August 25, 2013 8:30:07 AM

You could clean just one room. Close the door so that no cats get in, and build the PC in that room.

And after you build the PC don't forget to clean it often with compressed air. Since the house is very dusty, I would do it at least 4 times a year (every 3 months or so).
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August 25, 2013 8:41:01 AM

My house is a one room school house from the late 1700s with an upstairs , small living room, and washroom added on sometime in the late 18-early 1900s and there are no doors except to the bathroom.So unfortunately iI can't just clean one room. I've been making food and cat hair has plopped on my food out of nowhere. Not good.

Its not dirty because we are lazy either. The air quality is just inevitably country midwestern.
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August 25, 2013 8:47:34 AM

I suppose I could clean up the bathroom as it is mostly tile and already decently clean. Since it is small there might be less of a chance of errant dust and hair particles floating around. It may not be enough room though and at this point I don't feel like taking a chance in this house.

I guess the solution is to call a friend in town or something. Its sounds stupid and i already know its a dumb question but I just thought someone might have a genius solution so I didn't have to lug a switch 810 case around.
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August 25, 2013 9:21:27 AM

spiralof5 said:
I suppose I could clean up the bathroom as it is mostly tile and already decently clean. Since it is small there might be less of a chance of errant dust and hair particles floating around. It may not be enough room though and at this point I don't feel like taking a chance in this house.

I guess the solution is to call a friend in town or something. Its sounds stupid and i already know its a dumb question but I just thought someone might have a genius solution so I didn't have to lug a switch 810 case around.

Pop down to your local camping store and buy a one man tent, one of those igloo types that doesn't need to be pegged down.
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August 25, 2013 10:53:33 AM

Thats a really good idea
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August 25, 2013 11:01:23 AM

NukaB said:
Thats a really good idea


Thanks, I try not to have them too often because of the nosebleeds! :lol: 
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August 27, 2013 5:56:48 PM

That's exactly why I posted here. Out of the box solutions. It's so genius I wish I thought of it before I started building at a friends house.
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August 28, 2013 5:01:26 AM

Put filters on the inlet fans on your PC and no filters on the exhaust fans.

Seriously ... <slaps everyone with a wet trout> people !!!

Slaps MM with a wet trout whilst standing on two milk crates ...


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