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Windows 7: Which one do you guys recommend?

20 Nov 2010   #1
adrianr2z

windows vista 32 bit home basic
 
 
Which one do you guys recommend?

I need your help.
I have a desktop tower which was places on computer shelf. Bad thing about the shelf was that it had 3 sides covered with wood and very little space for air flow. I decided to bring my computer tower out and place it on carpet which had the whole room for ventilation. Now im wondering, should i place it back in the wooden shelf or leave it on the carpet? I really have no clue on what I should do since i think the carpet one is better but i hear that the wood doesn't create static electricity and all that. Thanks


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20 Nov 2010   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

my pc's have lived on the carpet under my desk(s) for years, with no problems.

if you are worried, put some wood on the carpet. :)
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20 Nov 2010   #3
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Static shouldn't be issue, so its really what you prefer i think.

The only drawback I can think of about being on the floor/carpet would be it may possibly tend to draw in slightly more dust, being lower as opposed to sitting higher... maybe?

Although, even if it does, that really isn't a issue as you should periodically blow out dust from your PC regardless.
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20 Nov 2010   #4
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I have my desktops on a roller cart on the carpet. They allow you to roll them out easily for maintenance but the key feature is that they raise the computer off the floor which lowers the amount of dust they inhale. Also presents the optical and readers for easier access as mine tilts the rig back. Added bonus if your PSU is on the bottom as it now get's cool air into the intake.
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20 Nov 2010   #5
royal tyrant

Window's 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

Well me being me and not being rich and living In a small flat I have my PC on the floor on top of a small piece of wood.( Call It a safety measure If you will )
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20 Nov 2010   #6
adrianr2z

windows vista 32 bit home basic
 
 

oh ok, and one more question to you all. Should i take it to best buy for cleaning ( quotated around $50+) or should i just grab my home vaccum and clean it out myself? Recommendations anyone?
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20 Nov 2010   #7
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

you can buy cans of compressed air, which will blow out dust.

an old (or even a new) toothbrush can get into lots of little spaces too.

just be careful.
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20 Nov 2010   #8
adrianr2z

windows vista 32 bit home basic
 
 

DO i have to buy compressed air or should a vaccum do the job as well?
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20 Nov 2010   #9
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

depends how big your vacuum cleaner is! you don't want to suck your cpu off the mobo! imagine hearing that rattling noise going into your hoover....

the cans have little straws which can be directed where you like.
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20 Nov 2010   #10
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I take mine out of the case and vacuum it. Just make sure you ground yourself first.
I store my desktop underneath my desk where I built a wooden shelf to keep it off the carpet.
It gets air from 2 sides for ventilation. I do a cleaning every 6 months inside and outside.


Edit:
There's a guy who hires out to do it for you...
Which one do you guys recommend?-desktop-cleaning.jpg
Make sure he puts some clothes on.
"DON'T USE YOUR SHOP VAC EITHER!"


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