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Hello. I want to buy some compressed air to clean my pc with. What size can should I get for a mid size case? And how many should I buy for one clean? Any brands you recommend? 

 

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just use whatever you get at the store thats cheap. in the USA you need to be 18+ to buy pc duster just so you know.

 

I just used the first $2 can I saw it was the normal size it lasted me 2 deep cleanings. just buy a few cans and youll have them for a long time.

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I also recommend the electric dusters too. It is more expensive but you save over the long run. 

 

I find that with the can air it gets cold and looses pressure because of the cold pretty fast. You then have to switch to a warm can or wait for a while.

Thanks!

 

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A taller can will last you several cleanings at least for an ATX sized case, assuming you do regular cleanings. Though I would recommend a tool that shoots air out like a DataVac or similar.

 

6 minutes ago, shmoochie said:

in the USA you need to be 18+ to buy pc duster just so you know.

To add to this in case people ask why, kids have used compressed air cans to get high.

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Truthfully, do NOT use compressed air.. its a waste of money. Get yourself an electric data vac to clean it. It has more pressure to remove the dirt/dust and you wont be buying cans all the time and wasting money... 

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2 minutes ago, M.Yurizaki said:

 

 

To add to this in case people ask why, kids have used compressed air cans to get high.

my favorite example of this

 

 

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If you're cleaning out case filters, fans, and heatsinks, I'm not gonna lie, but a brush works really well. Of course, you have to do a quick check and pull out any loose brush hairs, and make sure you don't touch the motherboard or any other delicate electronics (but I personally remove what i'm cleaning out of the pc so if you do too, then that's not an issue). I used to use canned air (and I still do for again, the electrical components like the motherboard) but I've just noticed that a brush is much better at removing the dust. Over time, as the dust cakes on, it can get kinda "stuck" there and for some reason, the canned air just doesn't really do a good job of removing it. So a brush is nice to have to just loosen up that stuck dust, then you can just blow it away. 

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