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Dirtiest Computer I have Ever Worked on

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  1. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    Working on this computer I opened it up like I always do to clean it out. This is by far the dirtest computer I have ever worked on. I built this system for a family 3 years ago. I am wiping the drive clean and installing Windows 7 because the current windows vista install is corrupt.

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    a clean computer looks so much faster than a dirty one. 'tis strange.
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    That lian li case looks brand new on the inside lol

    LOL yeah... because the components look newer all of the sudden.
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    Yeah I took a air compressor to it for 10 minutes.
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    People says I'm a freak but when i clean computer i use multi-pouporse house cleaning spray and let it react for 15 minutes then rinse with shower. Always working after letting it dry! :) BTW the song for this case could be Dust in the wind! :p
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    jesus dude. I just blow my system out with an air compressor once a month
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    I hope your lady dont do the same with you :p JK. I'm speaking about old computers ive got for free on sidewalk or people give me because of some defective parts.
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    clearly that case did not have a window on it.
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    Unfinished basement , garage or dirty family could cause this! :p
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    I've done the soap, rinse and dry method (with extremely dirty parts mind you). Never had a problem.

    Of course, for month to month maintenance I use a toothbrush, wet cloth, isopropyl alcohol and canned air.
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    Or just a shit ton of house animals.
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    I take a vacuum to it.
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    Vacuums create static electricity.
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    YUP... bad idea.

    That air compressor did wonders though
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    air compressors are normally full of water ...
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    i use my air compressor and a vacuum to suck up the debris that blows out (from the floor)
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    yeah. I blew out this system outside so.
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    I use a 1.22 gigawatts fan.
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    so more than 1.21...
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    I blow and suck at the same time...It's a skill ;)
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    Always more and more but I couldn't remember exactly the amount they have used in the movie :p
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    A vacuum cleaner with a hose and a horse hair brush is not going to create enough static to cause any harm. Neither is the small amount of moisture in the air from a compressor.
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    (coming from a car freak who uses air compressors almost daily)

    Yes, the compressor will build up water inside of the tank but it is very easy to get rid of. All air compressors I have owned have an air purge valve (release all air after use) and a moisture dump valve on the bottom of the body/tank which you should use occasionally to ensure that you don't have any water buildup. I check for water maybe once per season (4x/yr) and have never seen more than 1/16th of a Teaspoon, and I use it multiple times a week*, as that 1-2psi can be the difference between 1st place or 10th.

    Anyway, I would be more worried about the air pressure dislodging a component than the minimal humidity in the tank. Just let your system air out for 30min before using again if it worries you.

    *(my heavily modified BMW 328Ci has a few sets of wheels, some for the Street, some for autocross, and some for the track; running Michelin Pilot SuperSports 255f/275r on 19x9f/19x10r BBS LM and Pirelli P-Zero Corsa System 245f/275r on iForged Monoblocs 19x9f/19x10.5r for street; for track I run Michelin Pilot Sport Cups 265f/285r on BBS LM-R 19x9.5f/19x10.5r; for Autocross I prefer my J-Line 5LR2's 18x9F/18x10r with Michelin Pilot Sport Cups 255f/265r)
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    it's weird cuz the cables position is a same between "before" and "after" if U blown up the dust cables should be move, I think "after" pic is take when PC still brand new and "before" is take after 3 years
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    Dude. That's nasty. WTF is their house like? I would charge them extra for this literally dirty work.

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