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How to clean PC case correctly?

Hi, i can't clean my PC case correctly. Also, it getting dusty very quick. CPU, GPU fans are very dusty. PSU has little bit dust as well. I'm afraid to damage components.

 

Also motherboard is getting very dusty but i don't know how to clean it. I'm afraid to short the motherboard.

 

Current condition of the system(Yes i know, it's an very old system)

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If necessary, PC Specs:

 

CPU: Intel Xeon X5450 3.00 GHz

MB: Asus ROG Commando

GPU: Sapphire R9 280X Tri-X OC 3GB GDDR5 384-Bit

RAM: Kingston 6GB DDR2 800 MHz CL6 1.8V

HDD: Samsung HD155UI 1.5 TB 5400 RPM 

PSU: Gigabyte P650B 650W 80+ Bronze

OS: Windows 10 Pro 20H2 64-Bit

Case: Asus Chassis Vento A2

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

Stella: CPU: Intel Xeon X5450 3.00 GHz  | Motherboard: Asus ROG Commando | GPU: Sapphire R9 280X Tri-X OC 3GB GDDR5 384-Bit | RAM: Kingston 6GB DDR2 800MHz CL6 1.8V | HDD: Samsung HD155UI 1.5 TB 5400 RPM | PSU: Gigabyte P650B | Case: Asus Chassis Vento A2 | OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit 20H2 | 13 Years Old System, But Still Going.

 

Curesto

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Compressed air, and not from the can, it will be easier to clean some of the components out of the case.  Also do some cable managing.

Gaming With a 4:3 CRT

System specs below

 

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X with a Noctua NH-U9S cooler 
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 Aorus m
RAM: 16GB (2 x 8GB) of DDR4 GEIL Potenza Evo at 3200Mhz
GPU: EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC Blower Card
HDD: 7200RPM TOSHIBA DT01ACA100 1TB, External HDD: 5400RPM 2TB WD My Passport
SSD: NONE, eveything works fine, no need to upgrade, stop telling me I need an SSD.
PSU: Corsair CX650M
Displays: ViewSonic VA2012WB LCD 1680x1050p @ 75Hz,
Gateway VX920 CRT: 1920x1440@65Hz, 1600x1200@75Hz, 1200x900@100Hz, 960x720@125Hz
Gateway VX900 CRT: 1920x1440@64Hz, 1600x1200@75Hz, 1200x900@100Hz, 960x720@120Hz
(Yes, I use a CRT and I prefer gaming on one)
 
Cooling: Grill with filter installed onto the front panel for air intake cooling with a 120mm Corsair ML120 fan and an old recycled 92mm cooler master(forgot model) fan for exhaust.
 
Keyboard: Thermaltake eSPORTS MEKA PRO with Cherry MX Red switches
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Not machine washable

ALIENWARE 13R3

i7-7700HQ | GTX 1060 | 16GB DDR4 | 512GB NVMe SSD | 1440p OLED display | Logitech MX Master KZ ZSA

 

 

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2 hours ago, Curesto said:

Hi, i can't clean my PC case correctly. Also, it getting dusty very quick. CPU, GPU fans are very dusty. PSU has little bit dust as well. I'm afraid to damage components.

 

Also motherboard is getting very dusty but i don't know how to clean it. I'm afraid to short the motherboard.

 

Current condition of the system(Yes i know, it's an very old system)

IMG_20210224_010842_639.thumb.jpg.a5502fa4319a937162b65045f656c6e2.jpg

 

If necessary, PC Specs:

 

CPU: Intel Xeon X5450 3.00 GHz

MB: Asus ROG Commando

GPU: Sapphire R9 280X Tri-X OC 3GB GDDR5 384-Bit

RAM: Kingston 6GB DDR2 800 MHz CL6 1.8V

HDD: Samsung HD155UI 1.5 TB 5400 RPM 

PSU: Gigabyte P650B 650W 80+ Bronze

OS: Windows 10 Pro 20H2 64-Bit

Case: Asus Chassis Vento A2

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

Compressed air.

 

Step 1. Turn PC off for ... oh an hour or so so nothing is warm, and unplug it from the wall.

Step 2. Use compressed air, and a vacuum cleaner so the dust gets collected in something and not redeposited in the computer. 

 

Make sure that the compressed air is not aimed at fans, as that will turn them into generators and kill your electronics, either remove them or stick a toothpick between the blades while you lightly blow air around the heatsink. Compressed air in a can is fine as long as you use short bursts (as it will create ice crystals by making things too cold)

 

If you're having a hard time keeping dust down, consider a case with better dust filtering, or a an air purifier for the room it operates in, but keep in mind that most air purifiers are a snake-oil scam, and you can get the same effect from an air conditioner that may already exist.

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