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 Lets be honest here, how often do you clean the inside of your PC 🖥️

With temperatures rising 🌡️ in this summer heat, it is especially important to make sure you clean out all the dust from your rig! (remember to do this regularly)

 Don't forget your keyboards too 😉

What are the methods you use to clean? Compressed air? Dust sprayer? Vacuum 😳? (please don't do this)

If you have any tips for people who haven't cleaned their PC before, what is the best or easiest way to get the job done? 

Let us know down below!

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I clean when the glass or components start to show some haze from very fine dust, just microfiber on the glass panels, GPU and reservoir, that's it.

When it accumulates more, i use the vacuum cleaner from a little distance, maybe 2 or 3 inches, and agitate the dust with a paint brush, reaching behind fans through the blades to clean radiators without taking everything apart. Works pretty well.

Sometimes i also vacuum the external filters while the PC is on 🙂 baaaaaaaaaad... but it's okay from outside 🙂 vacuuming inside is a no go !

 

Cleaning the glass panels and dust filters, maybe once a week, takes 2 minutes.

Radiator cleanup, maybe every 2 or 3 months. 

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So I clean my radiators and fans every ~12 months when I do the water change. Takes about 1 hour.
Vacuum the radiators from both sides and remove dust from the fan blades with a microfiber cloth.
Picture of the PC can be found in the profile.

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On 6/17/2022 at 6:38 PM, LeDoyen said:

I clean when the glass or components start to show some haze from very fine dust, just microfiber on the glass panels, GPU and reservoir, that's it.

When it accumulates more, i use the vacuum cleaner from a little distance, maybe 2 or 3 inches, and agitate the dust with a paint brush, reaching behind fans through the blades to clean radiators without taking everything apart. Works pretty well.

Sometimes i also vacuum the external filters while the PC is on 🙂 baaaaaaaaaad... but it's okay from outside 🙂 vacuuming inside is a no go !

 

Cleaning the glass panels and dust filters, maybe once a week, takes 2 minutes.

Radiator cleanup, maybe every 2 or 3 months. 

Nice routine! I need to start being for vigilant myself with cleaning my PC 😅

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On 6/18/2022 at 2:23 AM, Plumbumm said:

So I clean my radiators and fans every ~12 months when I do the water change. Takes about 1 hour.
Vacuum the radiators from both sides and remove dust from the fan blades with a microfiber cloth.
Picture of the PC can be found in the profile.

Nice and simple, I love it!

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Once a week for me. Pull all the filters canned air duster off all filters, Rad, and interior.  I live in South Mississippi, So dust plus humility equals death. "its also why i have a H150i elite 360mm water cooler on my 2700x." Its very very hot here ok... Takes all of 10 mins, Trust me you have the time. Morons on the internet piss you off, Clean your PC, Its very relaxing. Far easier to "keep it new" then try to fix "dusty and busted".

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2 hours ago, LadyLucy0 said:

Once a week for me. Pull all the filters canned air duster off all filters, Rad, and interior.  I live in South Mississippi, So dust plus humility equals death. "its also why i have a H150i elite 360mm water cooler on my 2700x." Its very very hot here ok... Takes all of 10 mins, Trust me you have the time. Morons on the internet piss you off, Clean your PC, Its very relaxing. Far easier to "keep it new" then try to fix "dusty and busted".

Love this mentality! I wish I cleaned as much as you do, luckily in NY its not too humid yet and should be fine for the rest of the summer. I usually like to just dust off my fans and inside once a month or when I see too much dust build up! I agree, its so much easier to keep it new than try to fix something neglected. 

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