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October 12, 2010 1:19:27 AM

So my entire gaming computer was put together through help from this forum, pretty much every aspect haha. But not I'm back with another question. I want to keep my system low on the chance of problems list. I'm wanting to clean it this weekend i went to best buy and bought some dynex wipes and spray. Now before I do this this weekend should I just spray in the machine and blow the dust out? Or maybe while doing having my vacuum nozzle going while blowing LOL? Any help I would appreciate.... AGAIN :) 
October 12, 2010 1:27:43 AM

what does this have to do with building a rig?
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October 12, 2010 1:37:25 AM

Well my bad. I really couldn't find a different area to put this. Technically its still part of my build. It's been together less than a month. Maybe I over looked where this should go, If so my bad.
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October 12, 2010 1:46:10 AM

Is it really dusty? I don't think a powered vacuum nozzle would be a good idea. I feel like the running vacuum while your case is open exposes your components to too much magnetic field. The case actually works to keep your components shielded from such things.

I don't even know that using dynex wipes is the best idea either. I don't think they'll hurt, but you could probably get some compressed air and just blow some dust out of heatsink fins and fans and call it a day. I've had my homebuilt up and running for about a year and a half and I've never done what you're describing.

Since you've only had it together for a month, maybe simply buying some dust filters would be a good idea.
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October 12, 2010 1:53:44 AM

Oh its not really dusty at all. I just read some people clean there's once a month lol. Oh and the wipes are for The monitor my bad. With the vaccum I meant holding it near the comp so that when I blow the air it pulls in some of that duat?? Maybe I just need to blow air in it and be done lol
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October 12, 2010 2:00:07 AM

Yeah, cleaning a computer once a month seems like some kind of Obsessive Compulsive thing. If it's really a concern, I'd just grab a couple dust filters for my case and never worry about it again.
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