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  1. sneekypeet

    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    easy to do and cheap to source, especially with a woman in the house, why bother using anything else? :D
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    These Scotch Brite pads also make decent filters :)
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    Available in a variety of sizes and colors too if you look around a bit ;)
     
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    I love finding grimy computers. I blow them out, strip and wash them like new.


    I gave my friend a restored system and then he gave it to his friend when he got a laptop.

    :)
     
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    I've used those before. I found pantyhose to be cheaper and easier to work with.
    Not to discount those Scotch Brite pads, they do an excellent job.
     
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    this might sound funny, bit i removed the filters from my cabinet. the dust just passes through. filters just get clogged with dust and stop functioning. specially un-removeable ones.
     
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    lol. i like those wobbly legged ones. they are funny.
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    That looks like something a woman would do, because of their love of cushions.

    Copper shim? Cushions? Copper Cushion shim? WIN
     
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    is that a .... copper foil sachet filled with liquid? thats a good idea XD
     
  11. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    Also known as a vapor chamber like what you find in the XFX DD cards and sapphire vapor-x cards.
     
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    The worst one I came across was when I was buying a HP laptop to repair and sell. Everything was supposed to be ok with it apart from the keyboard was missing and so was the DVD and hard drive that's all fine and replaceable I thought. So I ordered all the new parts and a new quad core for it and once they arrived I started to strip down the laptop and as soon as I took the top case I could see it blue/black coloured MOULD!!! It was everywhere and had started corroding the motherboard that greenish colour copper goes when it corrodes. It was properly nasty I had to scrub the motherboard and case with a toothbrush and water to try and get everything. My best guess is that a can of beer got emptied inside it and they didn't know how to take it apart so took the hdd,DVD and keyboard off to hide the damage. I wish I had a photo.
     
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    You have to physically put that link in to your comments every time, so either you're a spammer (I sure hope not), or you're new and dont know where the signature edit function is. I'll assume you're just new, so here's the link to edit your signature, so you can put that link of yours in the right place, and look less suspicious.
     
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    Just cleaned out my computer.

    [​IMG]
     
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    in the bathroom?
     
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    if its that dirty i would of done it outside LOL
     
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    That was the plan until it started to rain.
     
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    Here's an old pic of my MSI Twin Frozr R7950 w/ Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer. Was used for Bitcoin mining for several months with light cleaning in between. The photo below is when I hadn't cleaned it for about 2 weeks. :twitch:

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    After cleaning it with my Metro Vacuum ED500:

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    oh well its not from me but from a random WTF computer post on facebook
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    hum ...
    at last the owner has the reason why his fan stoped working ... and judging by the lizard look ... it has been a long time before he'd notice it ...:rolleyes::roll:

    i posted it somewhere else but thanks to Random Murderer now i know that topic :D
    i had many computer and many dust problem but now i dont have any i learned the lesson and unluckly i didnt take any pics of them ... but i might have some pic of gpu i brought for cheap and surprise i got when i dismantled them to clean and refresh TIM...time for diging thru imageshack pics and BRB.

    1st a generic Nvidia 9800GT 1gb from HP
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    and the one who sold me this stated "not working anymore overheat like mad, dunno why"

    2nd ASUS Radeon 4870 512mb same excuse for "non working state"
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    As i said in nostalgic hardware club ... DONT CLOSE YOUR COMPUTER CASE IF YOUR CAT IS MISSING!!!
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    also ... buisness class dont mean no cleaning needed but its far better than some comp i've seen here...
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  23. Athlonite

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    HOW the F@&% do you get a lizard stuck in your fan and not feckin know about it until it's a mummified husk
     
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  24. GreiverBlade

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    i absolutely dont know either ... just like : HOW CAN YOU CLOSE YOUR CASE WITH A CAT INSIDE! ok im joking but the amount of fur i found inside those 2 card tells me the cat wasnt outside!
     
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  25. Athlonite

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    yeah the cat fur thing happens alot when you own a cat and don't have fan filters
     
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