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    QOTW: How often do you clean inside your PC?

    Or be honest, do you ever?
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    Re: QOTW: How often do you clean inside your PC?

    With effective dust filters and a positive air pressure fan setup, it's something I need do only very rarely.

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you clean inside your PC?

    Once every month.
    Unplug everything, lug it down to the workshop, fire up the compressor and dust that mother out like it owes me money!!!

    Dust filters never do anything for me except restrict airflow, which I really don't need any more of!
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    Re: QOTW: How often do you clean inside your PC?

    about every 2 months with one of those blowers and a vacuum

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you clean inside your PC?

    Every now and then, with an electric air blower. Works quite well.

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you clean inside your PC?

    I'm a clean freak. You won't find any dust in my house, let alone my computers

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you clean inside your PC?

    I use a blower every couple of years. I made a magnetic dust filter for the front of my HAF XB that needs cleaning every 2-3 weeks, which adds around 3C to temperatures, but keeps the internals dust free.

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you clean inside your PC?

    I only got my PC in April, so it's not had too long to build up much grime, but since then, I've opened it up and had a little dust around inside at least three times. I vacuum the filters, which are removable, weekly though.

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you clean inside your PC?

    Roughly once a year, keeps it nice a clean. But I would like too use some compressed air never done that. I use baby wipes and cotton buds to clean it at the moment, wiping all the fan blades free of dust.

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you clean inside your PC?

    I dont really clean it inside unless I am changing a part then I just give it a quick brush and thats that.

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you clean inside your PC?

    What? Theres an inside to a PC???

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you clean inside your PC?

    I'm an inveterate tinkerer and strip down my PCs several times a year, so they get a regular cleaning. I also set up most of my rigs with positive pressure ventilation so there's very little dust build up - just the fan filters need regular brushing down.
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    Re: QOTW: How often do you clean inside your PC?

    Every 6 months or so. Got a decent blower and give the insides a good clean out. My office thus computer are currently in my converted garage, which is still a garage, so dust is a constant threat

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you clean inside your PC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Friesiansam View Post
    With effective dust filters and a positive air pressure fan setup, it's something I need do only very rarely.
    Same.

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you clean inside your PC?

    With my US build, this week is the first time since building it 5 months ago. Mainly as I was adding extra RAM & storage, and finally bothered to cable manage the rig. I clean the outside more regularly as the dust filters tend to get clogged with cat hair (we have 3 runing around), but they do at least do a great job of preventing dust from entering the system despite running a slightly negative pressure system (1x 200mm intake, 2x 120mm & 1x 140mm exhaust).

    My UK build not so much, maybe every 6-12 months. The Antec 1200, while nice, has dust filters that are a pain to get at. Each one is part of a drive bay - there's 4x thumbscrews each side that need to be removed and the cables are pretty well managed but to the point that there's not enough play for me to pull the bay out from the front (as is by design) without disconnecting all of the HDDs (there's 3 per bay). It takes some time to clean just those filters.

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you clean inside your PC?

    Once a month. But it's rarely too bad!

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