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29 Jul 2015   #31
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I don't want to restrict air flow with additional filters. I think portable anti static electric air blowers (watching my words here) would be the way to go. Give the insides a dust out every month or so. I can't source them locally but they must exist for people who need to service systems on site.


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29 Jul 2015   #32
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Try looking here. I use the DataVac electric duster myself and highly recommend it (don't let the name fool you; it's actually a very powerful blower). As long as you don't touch anything with the nozzle (and maybe not even if you do), you won't have to worry about ESD. It's powerful enough you don't really want to touch anything with the nozzle.

It may seem expensive but just divide the cost the duster by the cost of "canned air" times the amount of time a can lasts to determine how long it will take the duster to pay for itself. For me, it was a little over a year. I've had my duster over two years now and it's still going strong.
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29 Jul 2015   #33
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Everyone needs to deal with dust the best way they can
I definitely knew I had a dust problem and chose to deal with it just like my a/c
Just a little more often for my computer
Dust on black objects stick out like a sore thumb so I'll take a few pic's in a couple months when most are shocked at how fast it collects and has the blow everything out

My black psu and wiring will speak for themselves
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29 Jul 2015   #34
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Dust is a huge problem where I live. If I didn't filter the air my computer inhales, I would be able to harvest potatoes in the real estate that would accumulate inside. I have to clean the filters fairly frequently to avoid impeding airflow into my computer and frequently open it up and blow out the fine dust that gets through the filters.

One thing I found that reduces the build up of dust on the outside of my black computer is to wipe on a light coat of spray on furniture polish. I just spray a generic brand onto a paper towel and lightly wipe it across the outside surfaces of my case, then use a dry towel to remove any excess. The polish helps to repel the dust and gives the surface a satiny glow. Even the plastic surfaces look better after applying the polish. Dust doesn't accumulate on the air intake grills nearly as fast. The polish will also hide fine surface scratches. An application will generally work for a week or so. It's a pity I can't use the polish on my TV and monitor screens without risking wrecking the antiglare coating.
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29 Jul 2015   #35
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Just recently I saw a awesome machine here and it was sitting on carpet
The dust was all over the bottom in the images they posted
I suggested lifting the machine up a foot or so but I doubt they will
Some people don't believe it's a big deal = I do with this machine

I remember after about 4 years of use which I did blow out the machine ever once in a while
But removed the cpu cooler fan and was shocked to see all of the stuff on the aluminum cooler
It was so thick it looked like a Velcro skin
Almost looked like it belonged there but I knew it didn't

Can you imagine how a radiator would look lol bugs.... like a car rad
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29 Jul 2015   #36
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

My first computer sat on a bare tile floor and it collected dust like it was gold. I got an el cheapo night stand from a thrift store to set the next one on and the difference was like night and day.
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26 Aug 2015   #37
boyer90

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
NEW i5 PC Build to upgrade 2nd PC

Motherboard AsRock H97M-Pro4
PSU Antec Antec Neo Eco 80+ Bronze 620W
CPU Intel i5 4590
CPU Cooler CoolerMaster Hyper D92
Thermal Paste Artic Silver 3.5gm
RAM GSkill Ripjaw-X 1600 16GB Kit
SSD Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB
HDD 1 WD Blue 1TB
HDD 2 WD Blue 1TB
Case Corsair CC400R
Speakers Logitech

I have the OS, GPU, monitor etc. The GPU is a GTX750. The user does a bit of gaming.

Does anything stand out as a bad choice? I'm not really happy using the Intel stock cooler. The case was the most uncertain choice.

if this case is compatiable with everything in your build, i would actually recommend this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D=3938566&SID= its about the same design, but half the price. im was actually really satisfied with mine
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26 Aug 2015   #38
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I completed the build a few weeks ago. The system won't ever use more than one graphics card so I went for a Corsair RM 550 80 plus Gold PSU. Also, The Coolermaster cpu cooler wasn't available so I went for the Noctua NH-U12S cooler. The PC is really quiet and performing well so far.
The only nuisance is the motherboard and CPU were dropped by the supplier pushing 1551 pin motherboards. So there will be a replacement problem if one fails during warranty.
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27 Aug 2015   #39
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
We missed the pictures

Yea I guess we all run into that possibility products go on the endangered list way too soon
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27 Aug 2015   #40
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
I made some actual air filters for my new system,
Because the grid screens do not pick up micro fine dust
It was pretty easy to do using a real a/c filter and just flattening it out and taping it to the body and put the stock filter on top modern a/c filter material has a wire backer and is almost paper thin

My front filter I had to get a aluminum grid from Home depot so the filter material didn't get sucked into the fans
A little cut to size and taped the real filter material to it

I got some great advice from LaybackBear = Jack to also tape up all of the additional holes in the top and back of the case with multiple materials which the simplest was clear tape to keep my intakes and exhaust narrowed to where the actual fans were

So far it's working great
Micro fine dust is the killer it gets into everything.
Still experimenting on how long it takes before I need to clean or replace the filter material
I expect every month should be about right.
Any word on how the paper filters are doing? this inquiring mind wants to know.
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