Metro ED500 DataVac 500-Watt 120 volt 0.75-HP Electric Blower Duster

Last Updated On Wednesday March 3rd, 2021
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Metro Vacuum

Is this a Good Deal?

TL;DR: - The current price is considered high. The lowest price we've seen on Amazon in the past was on January 13, 2019. It is currenty 22% higher than the cost at its lowest.

Pricing Breakdown: Highs, Lows and Average Price Ranges

For the most accurate current price of this product, please check directly on Amazon. We will look at the historic low, average and high ranges to help you make an informed decision about the current price.

Prices stated in this summary below are approximate and in the past for your reference.

Firstly, the lowest prices we have seen for this product ranges between $60 to $63. We have seen this product drop between this range 2 times. The last time the price was low was between January 8, 2019 to January 13, 2019.

When it comes to price, the first thing we consider is whether looking at historic prices is actually worthwhile. For this product, differences can be quite large between the price levels so it will be worth it to watch for a lower price level before buying.

Since the product price itself is relatively high, waiting for price drops will be worth it.

The prices we've seen of approximately $70 to $74 are considered average. Average to low price level differences are 14%. Price differences are moderate and waiting for a lower price can be worthwhile if you are on a budget.

Highest prices are between approximately $75 to $83. High to low are about 22%. This price difference should be considered if meeting your budget is important.

The last time this product changed price was on January 5, 2021. On average, price fluctuations tend to happen every 23 days.

currently high price

-0.62% Drop

Updated Mar 3, 2021
Last Sale

Jan 19

for 14 days

Highlights

Current price is the lowest in the past 12 months.
Current price is high in the past 12 months.
Used not available currently.

Price Activity

DatePrice ActionChange %Price Level
19 Jan, 2021Price Drop-0.62%high
5 Jan, 2021Sale End-7.24%high
15 Nov, 2020On Sale7.81%highest
18 Jun, 2020Price Increase4.73%high
26 Sep, 2019Price Drop-4.52%average
Update on 3 Mar, 2021

Amazon.com price change % swings above and below average price

Showing: Area under 0 show price is cheaper than average. Above 0 shows higher price than average.

Product Details

  • B001J4ZOAW Amazon ASIN
  • Metro Vacuum Brand
  • Categories

    Electronics, Computers & Accessories, Computer Accessories & Peripherals, Cleaning & Repair, Compressed Air Dusters

Discussion and Reviews on Reddit

QQ: are these wipes okay to use to clean inside a pc? Sorry if it's a stupid question. [R]

9 months agoMaXKiLLz posted submission on pcmasterrace.
June 4, 2020
9 months agoMaXKiLLz posted comment on pcmasterrace.
June 4, 2020

Don’t use a vacuum on the motherboard or any component connected to it. It has the potential to generate damaging static electricity. You should use compressed air cans or this. Those wipes should be okay to use on the outside of the case.

Finally getting there. [R]

9 months, 1 week agonitsuJ_x posted submission on battlestations.
May 25, 2020
9 months, 1 week agonitsuJ_x posted comment on battlestations.
May 26, 2020

Time for some PC maintenance [R]

1 year agokittykatmax posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 26, 2020
1 year agokittykatmax posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 26, 2020

If you want to buy something once, and don't mind a little bit of an investment up front, get one of these.

Time for some PC maintenance [R]

1 year agokittykatmax posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 26, 2020
1 year agokittykatmax posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 26, 2020

Buy an electric duster. I got mine in 2012 for a little over $50. They're $73 now, but still worth it.

Recommendations for cleaning dust from computer/filters [R]

1 year, 2 months agoStreet_Rossi posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 30, 2019

Hey all.

So, I bought a ton of new parts and they all came in today. I gutted my computer to clean it, and my dumbass believed all of the advice I saw on here and elsewhere that canned compressed air would work just fine.... nope. Definitely not. The cans work for about 15 seconds, become too cold to the touch, and lose all pressure. I bought 4 of these cans, assuming they wouldn’t last long, and I’m having to alternate between all 4 just to clean one part of my computer. I use one for 10 seconds or so, put it down, grab another, etc etc. I saw some people recommending these electric, handheld air fans, and I thought about getting one, but I didn’t... I’m regretting this now.

I do not own an air compressor either, as much as I wish I did. I need other means of cleaning, please.. ones that are actually viable. I just wanted to clean this and get it built up by tonight to try it out, but, the chances of that are looking super slim..

Thanks.

1 year, 2 months agoStreet_Rossi posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 30, 2019

I use this thing instead of canned air. It is loud though.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001J4ZOAW

Cleaning pc, should i use a pressurized air can or is there a better alternative? [R]

1 year, 2 months agoAve19899 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 27, 2019

It's time to do some cleaning for the inside of my pc, forgot about it since I made it over a year ago due to life situations. Haven't really done it before, are pressurised air cans good enough or is there a better option?

1 year, 2 months agoAve19899 posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 27, 2019

Its good enough but the cost of the cans will add up fast.

I personally stop using cans and switched to: https://www.amazon.com/Metro-DataVac-500-Watt-0-75-HP-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

It looks little exspensive but it cost same as about 7-8 cans of air here.

My friend did something, that you may like [R]

1 year, 5 months agotenn_ posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 3, 2019
1 year, 5 months agotenn_ posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 3, 2019

Better yet, if this'll be something you have a long time, invest in something like this (I'm sure there are cheaper, maybe better versions of this out there). Just plug it in, spray it down, unplug and put away, repeat 1-2 times a month.

What do you guys use for compressed air to clean your PC with? [R]

1 year, 6 months agoHard_Celery posted submission on buildapc.
Aug. 24, 2019

I used to have access to a big air compressor that was my dad’s, but now I don’t have room for one like that and the cans of compressed air kind of suck so what should I use ?

1 year, 6 months agoHard_Celery posted comment on buildapc.
Aug. 24, 2019

Metro Datavac, bit expensive but so are cans of compressed air after a while.

https://www.amazon.com/Metro-DataVac-500-Watt-0-75-HP-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=datavac&qid=1566681365&s=hi&sr=1-1

Or just get a small air compressor.

Daily Simple Questions Thread - Aug 16, 2019 [R]

1 year, 6 months agomotionglitch posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 16, 2019

Got a simple question? Get a simple answer!

This thread is for all of the small and simple questions that you might have about computing that probably wouldn't work all too well as a standalone post. Software issues, build questions, game recommendations, post them here!

For the sake of helping others, please don't downvote questions! To help facilitate this, comments are sorted randomly for this post, so anyone's question can be seen and answered. That said, if you want to use a different sort, here's where you can find the sort options:

Want to see more Simple Question threads? Here's all of them for your browsing pleasure!

1 year, 6 months agomotionglitch posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 17, 2019

Make sure you use gaming compressed air for maximum FPS. [R]

1 year, 6 months agoundead77 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 8, 2019
1 year, 6 months agoundead77 posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 8, 2019

https://www.amazon.com/Metro-DataVac-500-Watt-0-75-HP-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=datavac&qid=1565320636&s=gateway&sr=8-6

Buy this instead, it'll pay for itself quicker than those crappy cans of air that are only good for about 3 seconds before they freeze up.

[Duster] Dust-Off Compressed Gas Duster, Pack of 4 $15.25 [R]

1 year, 10 months agoiethrb0i posted submission on buildapcsales.
April 21, 2019
1 year, 10 months agoiethrb0i posted comment on buildapcsales.
April 21, 2019

What are things you should get when building a PC that people don't think about? [R]

1 year, 10 months agoDarkAvatar13 posted submission on buildapc.
April 16, 2019

Title says it all. Anything that most people wouldn't think of buying/using for the process of building their PC or just using it. This doesn't include obvious stuff like mouse, monitor, etc.

Hope this graphics card I pulled out from my younger brother's PC qualifies for this sub [R]

1 year, 11 months agoChickensAintDucks posted submission on techsupportgore.
April 2, 2019
1 year, 11 months agoChickensAintDucks posted comment on techsupportgore.
April 3, 2019

I do it every 3 to 6 months typically. Bought a data vac and never looked back at canned air again. It's basically a reverse vacuum, gets in nooks and crannies that canned air could only dream of.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001J4ZOAW/

Cleaning PC - Vacuum Rigged to Blow [R]

2 years, 5 months agotehQueenViper posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 1, 2018

So, I was thinking of using my Vacuum's exhaust, (the vents on the front that spit out hot air) to clean the dust from my PC. I have it all tapped off and funnelling into the hose and from there funnelling into a smaller opening for increased air pressure.

Would using the vent on my vacuum to blow dust off create static electricity or does that only apply to sucking the dust up?

2 years, 5 months agotehQueenViper posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 1, 2018

I would personally get something like this instead:

https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

How should I clean my PC? [R]

2 years, 5 months agochristianfost posted submission on computer_help.
Sept. 27, 2018

I need to clean my computer from dust and I heard that you shouldn't use normal vacuums to do it. I don't want to use a canned air thingy because it doesn't last for long. If I shouldn't use a vacuum why exactly? Is it a good idea to take my computer and use the thing which is used to pump car tires?

2 years, 5 months agochristianfost posted comment on computer_help.
Sept. 27, 2018

A vacuum cleaner for your pc

https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=redirmobiledesktop/147-9465982-5433930?encoding=UTF8&pcredir=1396810604&robot_redir=1

ELI5: How does “Solvent Abuse” involving aerosol cans, kill the user instantly, as is warned on the cans? [R]

2 years, 5 months agoI3igAl posted submission on explainlikeimfive.
Sept. 18, 2018
2 years, 5 months agoI3igAl posted comment on explainlikeimfive.
Sept. 19, 2018

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001J4ZOAW
 
for the price of ten or fewer cans of air you get something that basically lasts forever and does a much better job. one of my best investments in a house full of computers.

How to Properly Clean A PC? [R]

2 years, 5 months agoPThunder84 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 17, 2018

So my PC is starting to get a bit dusty, and wasn't sure how to go about cleaning it. I figured an air can would be fine, but wasn't too sure.

TIL: Never vacuum your keyboard... [R]

2 years, 5 months agoHistorical_Fact posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 16, 2018
2 years, 5 months agoHistorical_Fact posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 16, 2018

Not for computers. The condensation is a killer. Something like this is more ideal: https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

TIL: Never vacuum your keyboard... [R]

2 years, 5 months agoGregariousJB posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 16, 2018
2 years, 5 months agoGregariousJB posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 16, 2018

Don't suck. Blow.

Picked up a Datavac for myself and it's working good so far: https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

Electric Dusters v Compressed Air Cans? [R]

2 years, 5 months agoBekchi posted submission on buildapc.
Sept. 6, 2018

I was looking for refillable compressed air cans and stumbled upon this guy Metro ED500 DataVac 500-Watt 120 volt 0.75-HP Electric Blower Duster https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_DymKBbK5A70V2

Gotta be honest up front: I’ve never used a compressed air can before and I’ve certainly never used an electronic duster before so some real talk would be appreciated. All I need is something simple to use that can clean PC parts, keyboards, and occasionally my console and controller.

The gist of the debate seems to be that compressed air cans are more powerful, but electric dusters save money over time. If it is less powerful than a can, I can deal with that if I know in the end the electric duster is paying for itself. It beats me how many compressed air cans I’ll finish, but I know I plan on cleaning everything once a quarter. With this level of usage, how much money may the electric duster save and would it offset its relatively hefty price tag?

Best way to clean and remove dust from desktop pc? [R]

2 years, 5 months agoSendhabls posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 5, 2018

I've been having some trouble cleaning my pc, i usually just clean the dustfilters and wipe of some dust inside my pc every other week, but im beginning to see some dust building up in places i can't reach. So i was just wondering what the best way to clean my pc would be?

2 years, 5 months agoSendhabls posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 5, 2018

Personally I'd use compressed air, from a can or one of those little duster thingies like this https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW.

You most likely can find cheaper ones, using that one as an example.

Just blow around the areas you cannot reach until the dust is gone, pretty simple. Turn of your pc when doing this. Just to be safe, you could stop fans from spinning while you clean.

Hit the Craigslist jackpot, some questions [R]

2 years, 7 months agoprepping4zombies posted submission on Coffee.
Aug. 1, 2018

I really hit the jackpot. I found a Craigslist ad for what looked like a commercial grinder. It looked very industrial. As luck would have it, the guy was only 4 miles away, so I popped over there. He's been in the coffee business as a technician for 45 years, and his last trip out to Guatemala where he and his wife's family are from, he brought back a few machines. He rebuilds them and then sells them I guess. I got the last one, it's a beast. Probably a 1-2hp motor. He said the other two sold because they had numbers on the adjustment dials, but that this one had them rubbed off from use. However, he opens up the machine for me and inside are the gleaming burrs and under is a brand newish motor. It's got a toggle switch for on and off and a dial on the top with a bar that you lift and slide into groves. The cord was also redone, completely new, heavy duty. The body is all stainless, think and held together with large accessible flat head screws. It's a freaking tank. The damn thing weighs about 40lbs, it's about 12 inch x 12 inch by maybe 14 inches high.

It just makes a humming sound when flicked on. Grinds through beans like crazy. I just gave it a few tasks, I dropped bean in to see the output and get an idea of how good it was, then three cups of aeropress grind and a moka pot grind. It looked fabulous. Hardly any fines in the aeropress grind. I'll be interested to see how it does with auto drip and French tomorrow.

Three questions:

Does anyone have any quick and dirty ideas for a diy hopper? I'm thinking PVC pipe if I'm lucky. Otherwise, I'm not really planning on needing one. 95% of my coffee is single cup servings, so about 20g max.

Does anyone have a solution for static electricity? The spout that the ground coffee comes out of has lots of beans. Actually, I lost a few grams on my initial grind. I assume that the entire inside is pretty much coated now (no flavored beans!! The new rule of the house)

To follow up on that point, how often should I break this down and brush out the old grounds. I assume they will eventually get stale and undesirable to keep in the throat of this thing.

Yeehaw!!

I've been using a kyocera hand grinder (hario skerton type) and I gotta say, begrudgingly, this is definitely next leveling my coffee game. I had a "Meh" Brazilian pulp that I roasted a few days ago that I couldn't get any taste out of. I thought it was the bean, but it smelled great, like cocoa and orange peel. This morning, I tried it again to no avail. This afternoon after I set the new machine up, it was my inaugural bean because I figured that I could waste it since the bean wasn't that great. HOLEEEEY SMOKES was I wrong. It was GLORIOUS!!! It's all in the grind. A good grind makes an OK bean a great bean and a bad grind makes a great bean, a "Meh" bean. I couldn't believe the chocolate and orange tastes coming off this bean with a great grind.

2 years, 7 months agoprepping4zombies posted comment on Coffee.
Aug. 1, 2018

I've used canned air for years, on both personal grinders and commercial grinders, and never had any issues with it affecting taste.

I would suspect any chemical smell or taste quickly dissipates, otherwise people would never use canned air for anything.

Having said that, I also have a few of these, which work great.

Teknisk Tirsdag / Tech Talk Tuesday - 31/7 2018 [R]

2 years, 7 months agosp668 posted submission on Denmark.
July 31, 2018

Velkommen til Teknisk Tirsdag! Dette er tråden, hvor man kan snakke om de sidste nye gadgets, spørge om hjælp til at fikse sin gamle bil eller diskutere nyheder, projekter, osv. indenfor den teknologiske verden.

Denne tråd oprettes automatisk hver anden tirsdag (ulige uger)kl. 7-ish -Arkiv


Welcome to Tech Talk Tuesday! This is the thread where you can talk about the latest gadgets, ask for help with fixing your old car, discuss tech news or anything else related to tech.

This thread is posted automatically every other Tuesday (uneven weeks) at 7 AM-ish. -Archive

2 years, 7 months agosp668 posted comment on Denmark.
July 31, 2018

Dåser med luft er nemt men ikke ligefrem billigt. Jeg kender ikke andre metoder udover måske sådan en dims her:

https://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr13?ie=UTF8&qid=1338115143&sr=8-3

Jeg tror f.eks. ikke en almindelig kompressor er sikker nok (luften skal være ren, hvis der er små partikler i kan man vel lave skade på sin pc).

Anyone doing any #homelab stuff this weekend? [R]

2 years, 7 months agodlangille posted submission on homelab.
July 28, 2018

What do you have planned?

I want to move my firewall from the spare office down in the basement. The rack made this same move a couple of weeks ago. Last night I completed the conduit run for the network connections. Now the firewall can join the rest of the gear.

2 years, 7 months agodlangille posted comment on homelab.
July 28, 2018

Removing dust is always a good idea.

I bought this blower off Amazon. Four years later, still blowing well.

How often should you clean PC out of all dust? [R]

2 years, 7 months agoTehShew posted submission on buildapc.
July 9, 2018

So today my PC case was really dusty, so I vacuumed and swept it with microfiber cloth. It removed most of the dust, however some of it is still "stuck" into the fan blades etc. Which would require disassembling parts of the computer to get all of it away.

I however wonder, how often would it be worthwhile to remove all dust? Or do I need to consider with some dust being stuck to the fans etc.? I'm not sure if they'll affect performance in any noticeable way.

2 years, 7 months agoTehShew posted comment on buildapc.
July 9, 2018

I'd recommend this one, frankly. It's easier to use and cheaper than the one you posted.

Cleaning my PC? [R]

2 years, 8 months agovelocity92c posted submission on buildapc.
June 17, 2018

How do I clean my pc? Its not that dusty but it does need cleaning? How can I clean my PC without damaging it?

2 years, 8 months agovelocity92c posted comment on buildapc.
July 4, 2018

Way late to the party here but in case anyone else stumbles across this thread, I'd forget the canned air and do a one time purchase of one of these instead. It will last for years and is quite simply much better than canned air anyway. It's obviously pricier up front but if you're frequently cleaning things out (which all of us on this sub likely are) anyway, it will pay for itself and then some over time : https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr120?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1530734723&sr=1-20&keywords=electronic+duster

What kind of blower can I use for cleaning out my PC? [R]

2 years, 8 months agoMoogleMan3 posted submission on buildapc.
July 4, 2018

Hello all,

Before I commit to cleaning out my PC, I first want to make sure that the methods I plan to use will not mess up my PC.

 

Method 1. An inflatable bed pump

Method 2. A cheap blower from AliExpress? (https://nl.aliexpress.com/popular/electric-air-blower-computer.html)

There is no way of static electricity build up when using either one of those methods right?

 

Thanks!

2 years, 8 months agoMoogleMan3 posted comment on buildapc.
July 4, 2018

Buy once, cry once. Worth every penny and it should last you a lifetime.

What kind of blower can I use for cleaning out my PC? [R]

2 years, 8 months agoPangoWin posted submission on buildapc.
July 4, 2018

Hello all,

Before I commit to cleaning out my PC, I first want to make sure that the methods I plan to use will not mess up my PC.

 

Method 1. An inflatable bed pump

Method 2. A cheap blower from AliExpress? (https://nl.aliexpress.com/popular/electric-air-blower-computer.html)

There is no way of static electricity build up when using either one of those methods right?

 

Thanks!

2 years, 8 months agoPangoWin posted comment on buildapc.
July 4, 2018

I use a DataVac. Price is pretty high but it will pay itself off eventually.

Dirty Switch Advice [R]

2 years, 9 months agoBiaxident0 posted submission on networking.
May 24, 2018

Hello /r/networking!

Currently in our data center we have 2 ISPs that each connect to their own dirty switch before going to our firewall. I am upgrading these switches this year. My plan was to put the new switches in a stack and feed both connections into the stack. Recommended idea or not?

2 years, 9 months agoBiaxident0 posted comment on networking.
May 24, 2018

I'd recommend a Datavac or some compressed air to clean the dirty switch.

https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

Using a leaf blower to clean the dust out of your battlestation [R]

2 years, 9 months agoMill_Otalius posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 8, 2018
2 years, 9 months agoMill_Otalius posted comment on pcmasterrace.
May 8, 2018

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001J4ZOAW

Also, this is a good way to blow your fans. You want to hold the fans in place while blowing the air on them so they don't burn out.

Using a leaf blower to clean the dust out of your battlestation [R]

2 years, 9 months agodokterr posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 8, 2018

Best way to clean dusty RJ45 ports on a Switch ? [R]

2 years, 10 months agokorpo53 posted submission on homelab.
April 24, 2018

Friend just got a free, used, 24port Dell Switch. It was rather dusty on the inside; and the inside has been cleaned.

The 24 RJ45 1GB ports on the front are also dusty; and the vacuum cleaner did not help much.

Is it ok to take Q-tips with tiny amount Isopropyl Alcohol and gently clean out each of the RJ45 ports?

Naturally, the power plug is pulled. /thanks

EDIT: Turns out this old switch (free) came from an office full of cigarette smokers; and the "dirt" was years of cigarette tar. Air did not work; but alcohol did (used with higher-end camera glass cleaning wipes). Happy conclusion to the problem. Thanks

2 years, 10 months agokorpo53 posted comment on homelab.
April 24, 2018

Was the cans of air store out of cans of air?

Ethernet ports are not fans. What works for one doesn't necessarily work for the other.

Also, invest in one of these.

How to pull keycaps!!! [R]

2 years, 11 months agoMarch 20, 2018

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2 years, 11 months agoRob27shred posted comment on MechanicalKeyboards.
March 20, 2018

You're best off with a wire key cap puller like this, but can get along with one of those plastic ring ones if that's all you have on hand. When pulling the caps you want to slowly rock the puller side to side while keeping constant upwards pressure applied. This is especially important with stabilized keys. The keys will come off eventually, you do not want to try to brute force them off pulling straight up. That is how you end up with broken stems, popped out stabilizers, etc., nothing you want to deal with when you're just trying to remove key caps.

There is no wrong place to start or order you need to remove your caps, but I like to start on the top row & work my way down. Also I will lay my caps out on a table or something in the same order I remove them, so putting them back is easy.

As far as cleaning goes, I use a Metro Datavac to blow my boards down & out every so often. It works very well to keep dust & debris from building up on/in a KB even without removing the caps. I'll also use a big makeup brush to clean in between the switches when I do have my caps off. If the caps & plate are a real mess, I'll soak the caps in warm water with denture cleaner & use Q-tips soaked in isopropyl alcohol to clean the plate in between the switches.

IME, blowing your boards off every couple days with something like the datavac or cans of compressed air will keep your boards pretty dust & debris free. Making the need for deep cleanings like you're about to do very few & far between.

best reusable air compressor for cleaning? [R]

2 years, 12 months agoaggrobatch posted submission on pcmasterrace.
March 8, 2018

anyone have any experience finding a good air compressor for cleaning pc parts / desks etc?

Wow. Changing thermal paste on PS4 worked wonders [R]

2 years, 12 months agoMapleStoryPSN posted submission on PS4.
March 7, 2018

I have a 2 year old PS4. Which was showing blue screen of PS4 heating up.

I went to Sony service centre and they said PS4 is toast and need to replace and I need to pay 80 percent of the cost.

Went to local service people and they asked for 150 dollars.

I searched around Internet and most people suggested not to change thermal paste.

Then I went ahead, bought the tools and paste and thought let's give it a try. After I opened up the main board.

The thermal paste around the processor was only on the sides and squished. And on heat sink there was minimal amount.

I cleaned it and just put a pea sized dot in the centre and put back PS4.

Almost immediately PS4 was almost dead silent. Even when running heavy games which would shut off after 1 second of play.

So if any of u guys are facing this problem. Just change thermal paste. It gives new life to a dead PS4.

2 years, 12 months agoMapleStoryPSN posted comment on PS4.
March 7, 2018

The problem isn't thermal paste, it's that people don't regularly maintain their devices and/or don't place their consoles somewhere with proper ventilation. My PS4 is 4 years old and runs dead silent because after one year (once it was out of warranty), I routinely (every 4-6 months) open my PS4 and dust out the inside with my electric duster (https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW). I blast the fan, power supply, all the vents, and loosen any hardened dust with a soft paintbrush.

My PS4 runs quiet no matter what I'm playing. Same applies for my PS3, which is going to be 9 years old this year and still runs cool.

[Noob Asking] How to deal with dust? [R]

2 years, 12 months agokorpo53 posted submission on homelab.
March 6, 2018

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Compressed air? [R]

3 years agoD0NK11 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
March 2, 2018

Is there an electric air compressor or something? It’s annoying to have to buy more compressed air cans every once in a while. Is there some alternative than compress over and over?

3 years agoD0NK11 posted comment on pcmasterrace.
March 2, 2018

https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr11?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1520049844&sr=1-1&keywords=datavac&dpID=41VszAzTK1L&preST=SY300QL70_&dpSrc=srch

Bit expensive but they work well.

Question about BIOS battery removal and cleaning motherboard [R]

3 years agosamfreez posted submission on techsupport.
Feb. 17, 2018

Description of problem

I'm going to clean my motherboard with isopropyl alcohol for the first time. I'm feeling very cautious about it, and someone who understands hardware better recommended me to remove the BIOS battery to avoid short circuit. But I have other doubts:1) Long time ago, I updated the BIOS driver to recognize Godavari APUs. It was necessary because I upgraded the APU. After BIOS reset, will the OS installed in my hard disk recognize the APU? Will I have to update the BIOS driver again?2) People say that Isopropyl dries fast, but as I'm a very unlucky guy I intend to wait at least one hour to turn the computer on. Also, I intend to replace the BIOS battery one minute after I finished cleaning. Is it safe to do or should I have to wait drying first?

Other relevant info

  • Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-H
  • Amd A10-7860k

When this issue began

Today

Recurring issue

No

Cause/Steps to recreate the issue

Nothing

What I've tried so far to resolve the issue

Nothing

3 years agosamfreez posted comment on techsupport.
Feb. 17, 2018

Seriously, it's not worth it. Just buy some compressed air, or if you can afford it, one of these Electronic Dusters (they are pricey now, but 100% worth it).

If you can't afford that stuff for now, then just skip cleaning the motherboard until you can.

If you refuse to listen to my advice, then good luck, but don't be surprised when the system fails to boot afterwards. I've cleaned 10's of thousands of computers in my day (no lie... soooo damn many...) and have never had to use isopropyl alcohol and an ESD brush.

Daily Simple Questions Thread - Feb 11, 2018 [R]

3 years agomotionglitch posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 11, 2018

Got a simple question? Get a simple answer!

This thread is for all of the small and simple questions that you might have about computing that probably wouldn't work all too well as a standalone post. Software issues, build questions, game recommendations, post them here!

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3 years agomotionglitch posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 11, 2018

Yes.

Or if you really want to invest, an electric dust blower like this.

Cleaning out a PC belonging to a Cutting stone shop. [R]

3 years, 1 month agoAGKnox posted submission on gifs.
Jan. 25, 2018
3 years, 1 month agoAGKnox posted comment on gifs.
Jan. 25, 2018

Any fellow IT guys in here that want to get rid of cans of duster, this thing is amaaaaaaazing. Been using it for years, and it's so nice. Basically it's a motor from a good vacuum like a Kirby, but reversed from suck to blow.

https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr12?ie=UTF8&qid=1516898253&sr=8-2&keywords=pc+vaccum

Best place to get my computer cleaned [R]

3 years, 1 month agojurais posted submission on sanantonio.
Jan. 10, 2018

Hello,

I am going out of town for a couple of days and I would really like to get my computer cleaned while I am gone. Im not talking about getting the hard drives cleaned up, I am talking about the internal parts of my computer physically cleaned and all the dust removed.

Does anyone know the best place to get this type of service done at?

Thank you!

3 years, 1 month agojurais posted comment on sanantonio.
Jan. 10, 2018

fwiw I bought one of these and it's been pretty great for quickly dusting out electronics and not having to buy cans of duster https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001J4ZOAW

Mei helping keep temps low [R]

3 years, 1 month agoTh3pwn3r posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Jan. 6, 2018
3 years, 1 month agoTh3pwn3r posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Jan. 7, 2018

https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

Dust isn't even usually that bad anyways. It's blown way out of proportion. Once you own one of these electric blowers you'll never buy another can of compressed air or turn on an air compressor. There are also cheaper options.

What’s the best way to remove the dust? Any specific method or tool? [R]

3 years, 1 month agokuiperfly posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Jan. 3, 2018
3 years, 1 month agokuiperfly posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Jan. 3, 2018

An electric duster...

Metro ED500 DataVac 500-Watt 120 volt 0.75-HP Electric Blower Duster https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=cmswrcpapa_UIptAbDH698ZA

So my GF's dad asked me to clean his PC... [R]

3 years, 2 months agozoahporre posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 27, 2017
3 years, 2 months agozoahporre posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 27, 2017

if no air compressor, one of these bad boys

Fuck canned air. I bought that thing in 2011, and its still going strong.

Evening random discussion - Dec 21, 2017 [R]

3 years, 2 months ago1000pain posted submission on Philippines.
Dec. 21, 2017

Prepared for you by the_yaya.

"Talent hits a target no one else can hit, Genius hits a target no one else can see." - Arthur Schopenhauer

Magandang gabi!

3 years, 2 months ago1000pain posted comment on Philippines.
Dec. 21, 2017

Will do. Upon searching a bit, mukhang air compressor nga gamit nila + blower type like this one

Blow the dust from a PS4 with a hair dryer [R]

3 years, 2 months agoMapleStoryPSN posted submission on PS4.
Dec. 18, 2017

So i seen a lot of videos of people cleaning their ps4s with canned air, air compressor, vacumm and i was wondering, can i use a hair dryer in cold air to do it?

3 years, 2 months agoMapleStoryPSN posted comment on PS4.
Dec. 18, 2017

I've been using an electric duster since 2011 and it beats the living shit out of using compressed air cans, never bought one since.

https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

Most Efficient Ways to Keep Clean and to Clean a PC with Pets? [R]

3 years, 2 months agoShylockSimmonz posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 5, 2017

Like myself, many of you have hairy friends who, despite your best efforts, want to be near your PC. I built my first dedicated gaming computer this past April and want to keep it running in the best condition possible. I bought the magnetic screens that help cover the ventilation grates, but that is the extent of my "hair prevention system." What are some other things that you all use to help keep the inside of your PC clean?

Also, when the day comes to clean the inside of my PC, what all do you clean, what do you clean it with (cloths, vacuum, etc.), and what cleaning products are safe to use?

Thank you all and hope you have a great week.

3 years, 2 months agoShylockSimmonz posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 5, 2017

It was similar to this:

http://www.canadacomputers.com/productinfo.php?cPath=125846&item_id=092721

However if you're not in Canada Amazon has them as well:

https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr14?ie=UTF8&qid=1512509535&sr=8-4&keywords=electronic+air+compressor

Daily Simple Questions Thread - Nov 24, 2017 [R]

3 years, 3 months agoMGsubbie posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 24, 2017

Got a simple question? Get a simple answer!

This thread is for all of the small and simple questions that you might have about computing that probably wouldn't work all too well as a standalone post. Software issues, build questions, game recommendations, post them here!

For the sake of helping others, please don't downvote questions! To help facilitate this, comments are sorted randomly for this post, so anyone's question can be seen and answered. That said, if you want to use a different sort, sort options are directly above the comment box.

Want to see more Simple Question threads? Here's all of them for your browsing pleasure!

3 years, 3 months agoMGsubbie posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 25, 2017

Buy an electronic air compressor like this. More expensive but you can use it however many times you want.

My new CPU just arrived! Can't wait to build a PC with it! [R]

3 years, 3 months agolaihipp posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 24, 2017
3 years, 3 months agolaihipp posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 24, 2017

Dust Problems in my LAB [R]

3 years, 3 months agoselinalee829 posted submission on homelab.
Nov. 16, 2017

I just recently started my lab, but I'm having problems with dust (especially with lint from towels etc) getting into my servers as my rack is only passively cooled and is located in the same room as the dryer and washing machine and after only a couple of weeks you can definitely see a fair bit of dust and lint inside the equipment. I know this isn't an optimal solution, but it's the only one I have.
I'm trying to solve this problem without buying a specialized rack which would be extremely expensive.
I though I could maybe 'seal up' all of the vents in my rack using filters and then use a fan that pulls filtered air in from the outside, effectively creating a positive pressure inside the rack. This would solve my dust problems with the benefit of also being a great cooling solution. The problem with this though is that here in Germany we tend to have really high humidity, usually upwards of 85% RH (90% RH right now) and I'm not sure if the servers would like that.
Does anyone have other suggestions or experience with servers running in conditions like this ?

3 years, 3 months agoselinalee829 posted comment on homelab.
Nov. 17, 2017

Dust problem will cause a string of internal problems, such as power failures, loss of data and short circuit. Cleaning server becomes increasingly important. Electric Blower Duster (https://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW) is plenty powerful enough to clean servers. Compressors tend to have moisture (minor point) and the additional pressure makes it easier to accidentally damage something if your not careful. This doesn't store air, it has an intake in the bottom through a filter, so no moisture. On top of it all, its much more portable than a compressor.

Is it okay to use isopropryl alcohol (IPA) on camera lenses? [R]

3 years, 4 months agoLordoverLord posted submission on Nikon.
Nov. 3, 2017

I just bought 99% IPA and I'm planning to dilute to 50%. Is it safe to use IPA for cleaning the front lens elements?

3 years, 4 months agoLordoverLord posted comment on Nikon.
Nov. 3, 2017

The UV filter is your "test bed" and your protection for your actual front lens elements. If you have the uv on or off you should feel free to clean it using the methods you take from this thread as the smart way to clean your glass. There is no singular right way.

My method is never exposing the front element and just buying sigma UV filters and slapping them on immediately. Then cleaning is Zeiss wipes, and deep cleaning is a list that includes this Data Vac .

Read the advice & don't over do it.

Gaming on a 11 year old PC [R]

3 years, 4 months agochaoswreaker posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 20, 2017
3 years, 4 months agochaoswreaker posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 20, 2017

Just gonna throw a tip in here: don't use any old air compressor to dust your build off. These compressors can retain moisture which you would then unknowingly be spraying into your machine. If you want to go this route use something like this.

Anyone have any advice for cleaning my 2 RX580s? [R]

3 years, 4 months agoP00P135 posted submission on EtherMining.
Oct. 15, 2017

They're looking pretty dusty. I've got compressed air... is it cool to just spray right into it or will that just move the dust further in and burn my apartment down?

Thanks!

3 years, 4 months agoP00P135 posted comment on EtherMining.
Oct. 15, 2017

Just stick something in between the fans like a pencil before you blow the dust out so they don't over spin. Then use a qtip with rubbing alcohol to get rid of stubborn dirt. I invested in a Datavac which you can find for $30-40 when they go on sale. This will heat up your hand instead of freeze it though. ;) https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/

Free Talk Friday Thread [R]

3 years, 4 months agoaltf3 posted submission on buildapcsales.
Oct. 13, 2017

What is this thread for?

  • General discussions, current trends, pricing info
  • Ask questions, hopefully get knowledgeable answers
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In the interest of helping others, please provide help where you can

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When you get this many people together in one sub, it's hard to avoid a shenanigans level of interaction.

We try to appeal to the masses; however, sometimes the tipping point is so close as to almost be nonexistent.

Appease one faction, embitter another.

We try, as much as possible, to listen and act on all suggestions. But what do we do when multiple people each have a different opinion on a topic? Setting policy is not something we take lightly. The few rules we have are mostly universally agreed upon.

What isn't agreed upon are the multitude of situations that are currently in that grey area of discontent.

Warehouse deals, limited availability open box items, price-matching, in-stock notifications: there doesn't seem to be a clear path to moderating many of these things. With a good portion of the subscriber base falling on different sides of each issue, there was no easy way to determine what to do away with and what to allow.

For now, we will continue to take those on a case-by-case basis, with most left as-is.

We will soon be in the heat of Black Friday sales. Graphic Cards are actually starting to be in-stock on a regular basis; heck, we might see some Vega cards at MSRP in the near future.

Thank you to everyone who helps us by reporting inappropriate content - that is very helpful, thank you for helping us keep up with this sub.

3 years, 4 months agoaltf3 posted comment on buildapcsales.
Oct. 13, 2017

Nah, get a can of compressed air and jam your finger into the fan so it doesn't spin and just blast whatever's in there out. Leaf blowers work great for this too actually as do these things.

Where do you guys buy compressed air? [R]

3 years, 4 months agoenemy1g posted submission on pcgaming.
Oct. 11, 2017

When I go to a brick and mortar store, it seems incredibly expensive to buy a single can of compressed air. Where do you guys buy your compressed air? Is there a way to buy a lot of it in bulk?

3 years, 4 months agoenemy1g posted comment on pcgaming.
Oct. 11, 2017

Here or the ESD version

In other words, I don't buy compressed air anymore.

My try at making a wallmounted PC ! [R]

3 years, 4 months agotenn_ posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 8, 2017
3 years, 4 months agotenn_ posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 9, 2017

I used to dislike the idea of wall mounted PCs for dust reasons... but yeah, the more I think of it, it'd be super easy to just hit it with air every couple of weeks (or less, if you're a real stickler for it). You could even invest in something like this to save yourself money in the long run.

The only thing that would hold me back from doing this myself would be noise.

Weekly Questions Thread for the week of October 2nd [R]

3 years, 5 months agoSpaceGoatC2C posted submission on vinyl.
Oct. 2, 2017

Comments are automatically sorted by new so if you wish to have them sorted differently you have to do so by yourself above the comment field.

If you want our help in choosing equipment please list you budget and area you are in. (Something like [$100] I'm looking for a belt driven table. Amazon only [Ohio, USA]) Try to include as much information as you can, such as online only or if you are willing to do craigslist’s or just stores in your area.

If you need help diagnosing a problem please be as descriptive as possible and if you can post pictures of what is wrong.

If you see a post that would fit in this thread please politely direct them to this thread. They may have not seen the sticky.

Also check out /r/audiophile/r/BudgetAudiophile for additional information.

Links and guides:

Looking to buy, or research vinyl? Here are some good online resources:

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Popsike

Everyone please be respectful and remember we were all new to this at one point.

Vinyl related Subs:

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  2. /r/VinylReleases
  3. /r/VinylDeals

Last week's thread

3 years, 5 months agoSpaceGoatC2C posted comment on vinyl.
Oct. 2, 2017

You need a Datavac electric duster. I use my Datavac before and after every record I play (I have 2 cats). It is pretty much a mini leaf blower.

It is very powerful, be careful. Great for dusting out computers as well.

https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr11?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1506960309&sr=1-1&keywords=datavac

Ok to spray inside of PC with air-duster? [R]

3 years, 5 months ago1testaccount1 posted submission on buildapc.
Sept. 29, 2017

After having my PC for over a month i opened it up to check on some things and noticed a heck of a lot of dust and dog hairs from my dog shedding made its way inside my PC. Is it okay to spray everything inside the PC with a airduster ?? or do i need to avoid some things?

3 years, 5 months ago1testaccount1 posted on buildapc.
Sept. 29, 2017

I stopped buying cans of compressed air and went for this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001J4ZOAW/ref=ohauisearch_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It'll pay for itself overtime. Just make sure you hold the fan either with a finger, pen etc so it doesn't spin like crazy when you're blowing it.

I normally bring my heavy full tower pc from 2nd floor to my garage and clean it using this duster. It's so good, I can even use it to blow dirt out of my garage like a leaf blower :D

Can I use this to clean my belts and board in general? Is it safe? [R]

3 years, 6 months agocity312 posted submission on boostedboards.
Sept. 2, 2017
3 years, 6 months agocity312 posted on boostedboards.
Sept. 3, 2017

Eco friendly https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=cmswrcpapis_1504457360639

Was wondering why my PC was a bit louder than usual... [R]

3 years, 6 months agoPettaFile posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 31, 2017
3 years, 6 months agoPettaFile posted on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 31, 2017

Gotta plug the DataVac! Canned air be damned! Can find one online for like 50$. Powerful, doesn't slow or get cold and pays for itself in no time.

More than 5 years with ours and we use it for everything like blowing out air filters for shop vacs, drying my grinder....list goes on and on.

Simple Questions - August 16, 2017 [R]

3 years, 6 months agoLOKTAROGAAAAH posted submission on buildapc.
Aug. 16, 2017

This thread is for simple questions that don't warrant their own thread (although we strongly suggest checking the sidebar and the wiki before posting!). Please don't post involved questions that are better suited to a [Build Help], [Build Ready] or [Build Complete] post. Examples of questions:

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  • I'm on a very tight budget and I'm looking for a case < $50

Remember that Discord is great places to ask quick questions as well: http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/wiki/livechat

Important: Downvotes are strongly discouraged in this thread. Sorting by new is strongly encouraged.

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3 years, 6 months agoLOKTAROGAAAAH posted on buildapc.
Aug. 16, 2017

Oh it's this not compressed air

While installing my brother's new GPU, I discovered a more urgent problem [R]

3 years, 6 months agobadenglishihave posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 13, 2017
3 years, 6 months agobadenglishihave posted on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 14, 2017

Don't use forced air on this, it will just blow the dust everywhere. Use a ~~small vacuum for electronics instead~~

Edit: this one is actually a vacuum, the one I listed above is not. I don't own either, just trying to find something available that shows what I'm talking about.

Leaf Blower To Clean PC? [R]

3 years, 6 months agowulfgar_beornegar posted submission on buildapc.
Aug. 11, 2017

Can I use a handheld electric leaf blower instead of compressed air to clean my PC?

3 years, 6 months agowulfgar_beornegar posted on buildapc.
Aug. 11, 2017

Just buy this:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=cmswrcpepdpTNFJzb6A1NCW2

It's a small electric powered air blower, with a dust filter on the bottom. I use it at work for hours every day, works like a charm.

Just realised it's been over a year since I have cleaned out my pc. Any recommendations on how to clean it? [R]

3 years, 6 months agoMGsubbie posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 7, 2017

I was just looking through previous orders on Amazon and realised the last can of compressed air I brought to clean my pc was February last year. Can anyone recommend any electric dusters or some other good way of ridding it of dust build up?

Thank you

3 years, 6 months agoMGsubbie posted on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 7, 2017

https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1502111202&sr=8-1&keywords=pc+air+compressor

Best air duster? [R]

3 years, 7 months agoclee290 posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
July 29, 2017

Who makes the best air duster? I don't mind having a cord. just want the strongest air pressure I can get that isn't one of those disposable cans.

3 years, 7 months agoclee290 posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
July 29, 2017

I haven't used it to clean my keyboards, but I use one of these to clean my computer.

Dell Inspiron 15 3537 won't boot or POST [R]

3 years, 7 months agoedward_nigmatic posted submission on 24hoursupport.
July 14, 2017

Yesterday I disassembled my Dell Inspiron 15 3537 to clean it thoroughly from accumulated dust. After carefully putting everything back in place, I tried to boot it, but it doesn't do anything.

The only sign of life is LED indicator for power, which turns on and off few times for around 10 seconds and after that stays on. I can hear CPU and GPU both hissing, but the fan doesn't spin. Trying to power it off by holding power button doesn't work either.

I tried booting without any peripherals: only motherboard with CPU and GPU and two RAM sticks, after that I removed one and then another RAM stick. All of attempts resulted in same LED blinking.

3 years, 7 months agoedward_nigmatic posted on 24hoursupport.
July 14, 2017

Apologies for the "hind sight is 20/20" style of answer but compressed air into the exhausts are all you should ever need on a laptop for dust. I see maybe 2-3 laptops a month with overheating issues due to dust accumulation and a blast from the duster linked below will clear the issue every time, no need to disassemble.

My best advice moving forward would be to try and find a teardown video or any youtube videos of people disassembling your same model and see if you can spot anything you may not have put back. Despite best intentions and being very careful it's very easy to miss one thing when reassembling a laptop. It's also easy to forget which screws go where and a long screw where a short screw should be could cause major issues depending on placement.

Did you make sure to disconnect the battery before doing anything else "under the hood"? My first guess would be something not connected, second guess would be a possible short on the board. You can also try with no ram and see if you get any beep codes. Best of luck. Hope it's something simple.

I also don't know your level of comfort/care with taking apart reassembling laptops so please don't take offense if any of my advice seems basic.

https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

Are Air Blasters a Good Alternative to Compressed Air Dusters? [R]

3 years, 7 months agobizznissphil posted submission on buildapc.
July 7, 2017

I've seen people use Air Blasters such as the Giottos AA1900 Rocket Air Blaster on their PCs but I don't know enough about Air Blasters to know if they're a good alternative to compressed air dusters. Has anyone here used them on their PCs?

I would also like to apologize in advanced if this topic isn't appropriate for this subreddit. I tried looking for a subreddit specifically about cleaning PCs. I tried /r/pccare and /r/pccleaning , but neither of those subreddits exist. I did build my PC a few months ago however and it's getting a bit dusty.

3 years, 7 months agobizznissphil posted on buildapc.
July 7, 2017

You can always use a DataVac; Basically an electricity based can of air, electronic friendly. Also no need to spend like $20 on like 5 cans of compressed air and without the risk of potentially getting propellant all over the place if you were to hold down the trigger for too long.

Teen huffs keyboard cleaner in front of traffic. Yells I'm God and I'll kill you. [R]

3 years, 8 months agofuzzyfuzz posted submission on PublicFreakout.
July 4, 2017
3 years, 8 months agofuzzyfuzz posted on PublicFreakout.
July 5, 2017

I really think we should ban this shit. It's dumb. People think it's "canned air", but it's a fucking horrible substance.

There are electric handheld air compressors that work just as well as the duster cans. For the price of less than a dozen cans of duster, you can get one of these, and use it forever.

Best way to clean/dust-out PC? [R]

3 years, 8 months agoolbaze posted submission on pcmasterrace.
June 28, 2017

My pc is getting very dusty inside now as I have not cleaned it since I built it. I was wondering what is the best way to clean out all the dust?

3 years, 8 months agoolbaze posted on pcmasterrace.
June 28, 2017

The best way is probably a DataVac. Other options would be canned air, either in disposable cans or a rechargeable one.

If your case has removable dust filters, remove them and clean those. Some things to keep in mind:

  1. Do not use a regular vacuum cleaner.
  2. If you use water to clean anything, such as the dust filters, let them dry in room temperature overnight.
  3. When cleaning fans, hold them to stop them from spinning, as this can damage the fan or the component attached to it.

this guy build a $70 hackintosh that runs better than the 2016 $2000 macbook pro [R]

3 years, 8 months agoiihavetoes posted submission on videos.
June 26, 2017
3 years, 8 months agoiihavetoes posted on videos.
June 27, 2017

Metro also sells a nice blower

"Olha só! ar comprimido aerosol por R$30! vamos ver o frete... EITA PORRA" [R]

3 years, 8 months agoGoodMoGo posted submission on brasil.
June 24, 2017
3 years, 8 months agoGoodMoGo posted on brasil.
June 24, 2017

Se o post for somente por causa do frete ridículo, pode parar de ler aqui.

Mas, se alguém também estiver interessado em algo além de ar comprimido, uns anos atrás comprei isso - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001J4ZOAW/ref=ohauisearch_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 -

Do you guys clean your PSU? [R]

3 years, 8 months agoironfixxxer posted submission on buildapc.
June 20, 2017

Tell us how do you do it.

3 years, 8 months agoironfixxxer posted on buildapc.
June 20, 2017

I have this plug in duster that I use for my PCs. Simply blow air into the PSU to get the dust out, if there is any. The bottom dust filter does a pretty nice job.

are there an hand held vaccuum blow air out? [R]

3 years, 8 months agocycobiz posted submission on VacuumCleaners.
June 18, 2017

I want to use it to clean out the dust in my pc as ive heard sucking the air in on some of the pc parts isnt good

3 years, 8 months agocycobiz posted on VacuumCleaners.
June 18, 2017

Get an air duster like this one or one of the many others available. I keep one in my office since it's faster than lugging a PC to the maintenance shop to use the air compressor. It's about as loud as a vacuum cleaner, so probably not something you want to use indoors in an office setting.

Besides canned air what's the best way to dust inside my case? [R]

3 years, 8 months agoMGsubbie posted submission on pcmasterrace.
June 15, 2017

I've been using canned air but at $10 a can it's starting to add up and I'd rather buy something that will last me for a while. Is an air compressor the right choice or will the high psi damage something? Any good duster recommendations for all over also?

3 years, 8 months agoMGsubbie posted on pcmasterrace.
June 15, 2017

I got an air compressor for that exact reason. Cans only lasted me 2 full cleans a pop. The air pressure isn't harmful, just make sure that it doesn't make your fans spin.

https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1497431511

Daily Simple Questions Thread - Jun 13, 2017 [R]

3 years, 8 months agoMGsubbie posted submission on pcmasterrace.
June 13, 2017

Got a simple question? Get a simple answer!

This thread is for all of the small and simple questions that you might have about computing that probably wouldn't work all too well as a standalone post. Software issues, build questions, game recommendations, post them here!

For the sake of helping others, please don't downvote questions! To help facilitate this, comments are sorted randomly for this post, so anyone's question can be seen and answered. That said, if you want to use a different sort, sort options are directly above the comment box.

Want to see more Simple Question threads? Here's all of them for your browsing pleasure!

3 years, 8 months agoMGsubbie posted on pcmasterrace.
June 14, 2017

Try to get an air compressor like this one. They can add far more pressure for more efficient cleaning. Sure, it's more costly than a can of compressed air, but for me those only lasted 2 full cleans a can. This will save you money over time.

Using industrial air compressor to clean mechanical keyboard [R]

3 years, 9 months agoChalk_01 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
June 1, 2017

Noticed my few month old Corsair Strafe was getting pretty gross inside, could any harm come to the switches if I'm not careful? (Yes, I know about canned air, but I don't really feel like spending any money on cleaning out my keyboard)

3 years, 9 months agoChalk_01 posted on pcmasterrace.
June 1, 2017

Just get one of these. Yes it much more expensive than a can of air. I have one of these because I don't use filter in my Caselabs case and it works wonders.

I want to clean my pc but I'm scared to take it apart [R]

3 years, 9 months agonebraskapc posted submission on buildapc.
May 29, 2017

Sorry, I don't know if this is the right place to post this especially since my computer was pre-built. I got it from HP and I love it to death, It came at an incredible price (980 ti, i7-4790 and 250gb SSD for 1000$!) and I've had it for a year and a half but I've neglected to clean it.

I want to go in and clean it but I don't want to damage anything. How fragile is the inside of a computer? Is there any company or service that helps with this sort of thing? I'm also thinking of replacing the PSU because it's only 500W which is definitely too low for my pc.

I'd really appreciate any tips and advice and please let me know if I should post this in a different sub. Thank you.

Edit: Just wanted to comment that I am deeply appreciative of what a kind and thoughtful community you guys have here, you've been incredibly helpful and supportive!

3 years, 9 months agonebraskapc posted on buildapc.
May 29, 2017

I use this duster and it works just fine.

Source: Ran a custom PC building service/repair business for five years.

How do you clean your Lido 3? [R]

3 years, 9 months agojtothefre posted submission on Coffee.
May 26, 2017

My current bag is almost running out so Ill be ordering a new bag of coffee in a few days. Just wanted to know how you clean your grinder when just changing beans? The manual seems a bit confusing; doesn't specify which surfaces will be exposed depending on the "level" of cleaning. Thanks!

Edit: Also, has anyone experience some substantial retention of grounds at the bottomside of the burrs? I add a bit of water to my beans before grinding but grinding relatively finer always makes me have to tap the grinder lightly to get all the grounds to fall onto the catch bin.

3 years, 9 months agojtothefre posted on Coffee.
May 26, 2017

Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't some compressed air generators (like you might have in your garage) create an oil dispersion in the air stream? In my mind this would have greater potential to alter the taste vs the chemicals in canned air (which I would think would disperse quickly). Is there any evidence that the chemicals bond with the metal surfaces of the grinder and mix with the coffee, or is that anecdotal? That said, I have been using canned air to clean my Lido, but I think I'll switch to a manual or electric blower just for peace of mind!

[Image] That explains why my PS4 sounded like an airplane! [R]

3 years, 9 months agoProperMod posted submission on PS4.
May 24, 2017
3 years, 9 months agoProperMod posted on PS4.
May 24, 2017

You need to get one of these, I was given a PS4 by my dad when he went and got a PS4 Pro. It was making weird noises when I started to play the first time and game would freeze. Unplugged it took this duster and PS4 on porch to blow out. So much dust and gunk came out. After 15 minutes of off and on dusting all worked fine, no noises or game problems. Now I do every couple weeks for PM.

Metro ED500 DataVac 500-Watt 120 volt 0.75-HP Electric Blower Duster https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=cmswrcpapi_s.Ijzb8NMXV2E

Anyone else use multiple cans so you don't have to wait on them to warm back up? [R]

3 years, 9 months agohyp36rmax posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 14, 2017
3 years, 9 months agohyp36rmax posted on pcmasterrace.
May 14, 2017

A data vac will solve ALL your problems.

Anyone else use multiple cans so you don't have to wait on them to warm back up? [R]

3 years, 9 months agoimaslowlearner posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 14, 2017
3 years, 9 months agoimaslowlearner posted on pcmasterrace.
May 14, 2017

Air compressor alternatives for cleaning my PC? [R]

3 years, 10 months agoGravityblasts posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 5, 2017

I cant find air compressors anywhere nearby

3 years, 10 months agoGravityblasts posted on pcmasterrace.
May 5, 2017

This is another alternative.

I interviewed for a position yesterday, and I was shocked by what I saw [R]

3 years, 10 months agocawfee posted submission on sysadmin.
April 21, 2017

So I was contacted by some random recruiter at TEKSystems for a potential position as the number 2 guy on a team of 6. Pay rate was good, list of requirements looked good in the sense that I have done 90% of it recently. Go onsite for the interview and it is a total shit show. Both DC's are running Server 2003, not even R2. The newest server they have? A Dell 2850 running Exchange 2003 on Server 2003 R2. Network gear consisted of 10 year old Dell PowerConnects. The firewall is the newest piece of equipment and its a Fortigate 310B.

So after going on the tour, the IT Manager sits me down and asks me what I think. I told him I have some real concerns about the infrastructure and asked if he had plans to upgrade. Nothing was concrete, and proposals he has submitted haven't been approved "yet". I ended the interview at that point and thanked him for his time. Told him I'd be willing to work as a project based contractor through TEKSystems to assist him with upgrading everything, but that I would not be willing to accept a full time position with that company. He asked me for some advice since he was kind of weak on "newer" technologies like virtualization (please god shoot me now...). Gave him a few pointers on how to setup relatively low cost virtual environments that are easy to expand. Went on to touch base on things like hosted email, and emphasized the need to upgrade the hardware as that was my major concern. Not sure if I dodged a bullet or a nuke, but I have a feeling that company is in for a world of pain in the next 6 months when that exchange box shits the bed.

3 years, 10 months agocawfee posted on sysadmin.
April 21, 2017

Or if you want to take things outside and blow dust everywhere, these are great fun!

Cans of compressed air that don't cost an arm and a leg? [R]

3 years, 10 months agonstern2 posted submission on computertechs.
April 20, 2017

I'm sick of paying five bucks a can. I'm getting ripped off, this shouldn't be such a major expense.

I got one of those Giotto football thingies that you can squeeze for air, but, it's nothing compared the power of a giant can of dust-off. I just wish I could find a cheaper solution.

3 years, 10 months agonstern2 posted on computertechs.
April 20, 2017

We have 2 of these at work and they work great!

Dust and the Nintendo Switch [R]

3 years, 10 months agoNygmus posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
April 17, 2017

Is anyone else concerned with dust buildup inside of the Switch? Fans pick up dust pretty quickly so I'm just wondering if anyone else has thought about it yet. The main issue is that even if you wanted to try and clean the fan and the rest of the insides you'll be breaking your warranty. With dust buildup comes overheating. And has anyone thought of a way to possibly clean the inside without shooting compressed air down one of the vents or air intakes?

3 years, 10 months agoNygmus posted on NintendoSwitch.
April 17, 2017

Just cleaned my ps4 [R]

3 years, 10 months agocontrabandwidth posted submission on PS4.
April 15, 2017

Got the star wars bundle ps4 (i like star wars) right before the warranty expired it died. (Power supply presumably) now a year later it started acting like it did before it died. Since it is out of warranty i took it apart and cleaned it got enough fur out of it for a fourth cat (speaking of which anyone want my wife's damn cats). Put back together and it started up and its alot quieter.

Anybody got any ideas on how to restrict cat hair flow into the ps4 (short of getting rid of wife's cats)? Or any other insight and advice?

3 years, 10 months agocontrabandwidth posted on PS4.
April 16, 2017

> eduster from Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr12?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1492352255&sr=1-2&keywords=electronic+duster

Pretty sure he means this.

Before and after using a leaf blower to clean a PC [R]

3 years, 11 months agobufu619 posted submission on dustypcs.
March 26, 2017
3 years, 10 months agobufu619 posted on dustypcs.
April 13, 2017

Vacuums are a big no because they do cause static. An electric leaf blower is safe as long as it hasn't been used for anything else, even better to have a filter on the intake to keep random debris from making its way through. If you don't want to use either(leaf blower or canned air) you can buy one of these but it's basically the same thing as the leaf blower but with a filter for debris.

It's all up to you to do your own research and at the end of the day it's your pc. And I'm open to anyone else that can chime in on the subject. I'm just speaking from personal experience here :)

In addition, the problem with air compressors is that they also condense the water in the air they intake. So even if you were to let it run for a bit to let out the visible water, you'd still have a high amount of humidity in the air afterwards.

You'll get the 1080 ti after you sell your GPUs they said...you'll be fine they said [R]

3 years, 10 months agoColdAT-AT posted submission on nvidia.
April 9, 2017
3 years, 10 months agoColdAT-AT posted on nvidia.
April 10, 2017

Best product to clean dust? [R]

3 years, 11 months agohoundazs posted submission on pcmasterrace.
March 15, 2017

I bet it is quite easy to find, however I am a lazy fuck and also nervous about messing up my glorious pc. XD Thanks in advance!

3 years, 11 months agohoundazs posted on pcmasterrace.
March 15, 2017

Any good dust cleaners? [R]

3 years, 11 months agoMarch 14, 2017

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3 years, 11 months agoskyrocketing posted on pcmasterrace.
March 14, 2017

I really want to get this electric blower: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001J4ZOAW/

It's more expensive than buying a few cans but it seems like it'll last many years and will cheaper in the long run. It should also be a lot more powerful and effective than just using cans.

LPT "zippo fluid" costs $7 an oz, but if you call it what it really is "naphtha" you can find it for $11 a gallon. What other products increase prices by repackaging? [R]

3 years, 11 months agolaaranadiscoteca1 posted submission on LifeProTips.
March 12, 2017

i meant 7$ for 12 oz. or a tenth of a gallon.

3 years, 11 months agolaaranadiscoteca1 posted on LifeProTips.
March 13, 2017

For those of you in dorms, this just saved me a trip to buy compressed air. [R]

3 years, 11 months agoBalthalzarzo posted submission on pcmasterrace.
March 12, 2017

For those of you in dorms, this just saved me a trip to buy compressed air. [R]

3 years, 11 months agoKingsBlade posted submission on pcmasterrace.
March 12, 2017
3 years, 11 months agoKingsBlade posted on pcmasterrace.
March 13, 2017

It's that time of the year again .. [R]

3 years, 11 months agoKaraad posted submission on pcmasterrace.
March 12, 2017
3 years, 11 months agoKaraad posted on pcmasterrace.
March 12, 2017

I have had a DataVac for near 10 years now. I got it on sale for $25, best investment ever. I use it to clean all my electronics, dry my hands, hair, body, nuts, clean my car, blow filters off and even blow my porch clean of dirt/pollen/leaves.

https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

This thing is absolutely amazing!!

What's the best compressed air machine that isn't meant for industrial use? [R]

4 years agoTacobender602 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 25, 2017

I just cleaned my PC for the first time after 3 months of build. [R]

4 years agoRobinsonDickinson posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 23, 2017

I was noticing just a tad little bit of noise build up, thought to myself probably dust build up. Got up in the morning today and cleaned him up properly, turned it back on and was running quieter and temperature stayed more stable/below the norm. I am still a beginner and this was so satisfying to have control over, just wanted to share because my console would get hot and dirty back in the days and I couldn't do anything.

4 years agoRobinsonDickinson posted on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 23, 2017

How to clean a computer. [R]

4 years agoSeafoodDuder posted submission on buildapc.
Feb. 21, 2017

After finishing this post I noticed I rambled abit too much so TLDR: is using a pressurized duster a good idea to clean the inside of a computer case or is there other methods I could use?

Hi there,

Recently about 2 months ago I finished building my first computer which was both amazing and terrifying haha.

I just upgraded my ram and when I opened my case to put it on, I noticed that the bottom of my case had accumulated quite a bit of dust. Maybe it's because my room is on carpet and although the tower isn't touching the carpet its just about 10 cm of the ground. Since I was visiting this subreddit for a while before building my computer I have come across a few posts saying that cleaning your computer regularly is good in order for your computer to last.

With that being said, I currently work at a company where a lot of supplies are given to the workers and one of them is pressurized duster. Would this be okay to clean my computer with or is there other ways to clean it?

Sorry for rambling.

4 years agoSeafoodDuder posted on buildapc.
Feb. 21, 2017

I own this Vacuum, it was cheaper when it wasn't sold by a third party seller. Probably around $50-$60. It's basically an air blower that will blow all the dirt and junk out of your PC, it really blows lots of air and it will sound like an actual vacuum cleaner. It rocks.

You could use something like this and it would be fine.

Cleaning a CRT [R]

4 years agonakedarthur posted submission on crtgaming.
Feb. 17, 2017

What is the best method of cleaning monitors--screen and chassis? Mine have a combination of dust, dirt, and various scuffs.

4 years agonakedarthur posted on crtgaming.
Feb. 17, 2017

An air compressor works great for cleaning the dust out. Check out the little electric blowers if you don't have a full-on compressor. I've been using one for over 5 years now and it works great.

For cleaning the exterior, Novus makes great plastic cleaning products.

Don't forget to take care of your computer on Clean Out Your Computer Day! [R]

4 years agog1mike posted submission on dustypcs.
Feb. 14, 2017
4 years agog1mike posted on dustypcs.
Feb. 15, 2017

I highly suggest a DataVac Electroncs Duster if you do this often.

Post a pic of your retail shop [R]

4 years agot0mmski posted submission on computertechs.
Feb. 9, 2017

Let's all show off where we work, benches or retail floor, I will post soon

4 years agot0mmski posted on computertechs.
Feb. 12, 2017

I noticed in one of the pics you had a compressor. I imagine that's for blowing dust out? We used to use one of those and it was pain worrying about moisture, etc. My friend, I introduce to you the most utilzed, highly regarded purchases we've ever made: This thang right here!

If you are PCMR and using canned air, get this and save money for hardware. [R]

4 years agorichmelchr posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 10, 2017
4 years agorichmelchr posted on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 10, 2017

Amazon Link. Not trying to shill the product or anything, but it's import to keep our build's clean and this is a necessary tool.

Best way to perform a full wipedown? [R]

4 years agoTrazac posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 6, 2017

My rig is coming up on 3 years old now and while everything runs great, I've noticed a sizable layer of dust forming amidst all the nooks and crannies of the machine. I do periodically clean out the front fan's filter but I'm wondering what tools and techniques I should use most efficiently and effectively clean up the interior.

4 years agoTrazac posted on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 6, 2017

As has been suggested, you'll only want to use air. If you haven't ever dusted before, you'll see dust everywhere (unless you have your cooling just right.) If you have an air compressor, you can use that. Canned compressed air is fine too. There are also anti-static vacuum blowers which function (and sound like) little electric leaf blowers but don't create as much static electricity.

If dust is really stuck to a heatsink, either for your CPU or the video card, then you can take it off and wash it in the sink.

Canned Air Alternatives? [R]

4 years agoneonicacid posted submission on computertechs.
Feb. 2, 2017

Are their any decent alternatives to buying cans or air? I looked at a few of the Hurricane options a few years ago but all the reviews I read said that they actually where not that good.

Are their any good options these days?

Daily Simple Questions Thread - Jan 30, 2017 [R]

4 years, 1 month agoprodigyllm posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Jan. 30, 2017

Got a simple question? Get a simple answer!

This thread is for all of the small and simple questions that you might have about computing that probably wouldn't work all too well as a standalone post. Software issues, build questions, game recommendations, post them here!

For the sake of helping others, please don't downvote questions! To help facilitate this, comments are sorted randomly for this post, so anyone's question can be seen and answered. That said, if you want to use a different sort, sort options are directly above the comment box.

Want to see more Simple Question threads? Here's all of them for your browsing pleasure!

4 years, 1 month agoprodigyllm posted on pcmasterrace.
Jan. 30, 2017

If you got the cash, you can buy a DataVac. It's widely praised around here

New $700 AMD build. Back in the Master race! [R]

4 years, 1 month agoThe5thHorseman666 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Jan. 30, 2017
4 years, 1 month agoThe5thHorseman666 posted on pcmasterrace.
Jan. 30, 2017

I have this https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW totally awesome. I lost the attachments though. Worth buying them again or keep the distance?

How reliable is a Datavac for cleaning the inside of a PC? [R]

4 years, 1 month agoJan. 21, 2017

So, I am looking into getting a Datavac. I recently cleaned out my PC and it's still rather dusty. I am kinda tired of using canned air for it and have no experience in cleaning the inside of a PC so any tips, advice, or stories will greatly help.

4 years, 1 month agoSrslyCmmon posted on pcmasterrace.
Jan. 22, 2017

Works great, has a generous warranty, and doubles as a mini leaf blower in a pinch. Can't recommend it enough. The one I bought: https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW there are reviews covering 5 years of use.

Noob question, how do you properly clean your PC? [R]

4 years, 1 month agoJan. 19, 2017

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Noob question, how do you properly clean your PC? [R]

4 years, 1 month agoJan. 19, 2017

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4 years, 1 month agoSeafoodDuder posted on buildapc.
Jan. 19, 2017

I use this computer 'vacuum'. It blows all the dirt/dust/etc out of the PC. You'll never have to buy compressed air ever again. It's really loud and sounds like a vacuum, but it's really just an air blower/pusher/mover.

[Gear] How I string my guitar [R]

4 years, 1 month agoWaffIes posted submission on Guitar.
Jan. 14, 2017

https://imgur.com/gallery/stMzs

Had to restring my Seagull today, so I figured I would take a few pics and share. Thanks for looking.

4 years, 1 month agoWaffIes posted on Guitar.
Jan. 15, 2017

I have one of these, more expensive up front but soooo worth it. So much better than compressed air that gets all cold and loses power. Saves me some cash too.

I'm doing the same exact thing. I'm everyone's tech and I've given some of my friends guitars that I build for them to see what I should change for the next run. It's the best way to get practice IMO.

Dust! How does one tackle it? [R]

4 years, 1 month agoBoge42 posted submission on pcgaming.
Jan. 14, 2017

Hello! So we are all PC Gaming Enthusiasts, right? So i'm wanting to know some things i might not know already on keeping my precious computer as dust free as possible, well i wouldn't have bothered if i hadn't just bought a new keyboard i wanted to test out. So i have just recently moved my computer from downstairs where it is relativity dust free, wooden floor, open spaced, into the bedroom where we have carpet. Having the computer on the desk with me isn't a option because of the space. So what else can i do? i sit relativity close to the window, will keeping it open a little bit through the day help circulate the air and keep more dust settling around?

Edit: I would like to add i do have dust filters on my computer, also what about having all my fans as pull and maybe just one intake, or will that cause other issues a such as heat?

4 years, 1 month agoBoge42 posted on pcgaming.
Jan. 14, 2017

Daily Simple Questions Thread - Jan 10, 2017 [R]

4 years, 1 month agoskitthecrit posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Jan. 10, 2017

Got a simple question? Get a simple answer!

This thread is for all of the small and simple questions that you might have about computing that probably wouldn't work all too well as a standalone post. Software issues, build questions, game recommendations, post them here!

For the sake of helping others, please don't downvote questions! To help facilitate this, comments are sorted randomly for this post, so anyone's question can be seen and answered. That said, if you want to use a different sort, sort options are directly above the comment box.

Want to see more Simple Question threads? Here's all of them for your browsing pleasure!

4 years, 1 month agoskitthecrit posted on pcmasterrace.
Jan. 10, 2017

There is that data-vac thing on amazon that is basically a small air compressor and is anti-static, may save money in the long run if you use lots of canned air.

[Help] Tried to clean my PC with can of air and change thermal paste. It went horrible. [R]

4 years, 1 month agohanzo4prez posted submission on buildapc.
Jan. 10, 2017

Hello, /r/buildapc !
Couple days ago I made a post about how to clean pc properly so I don't have lots of dust in my coolers, power supply, graphics card etc.
After reading how people clean their pc, I went ahead and bought a 300ml can of air, Cooler Master E1 IC Essential Thermal Compound, and started working on my pc. Took it apart, took down the cooler from my CPU (stock INTEL cooler) and started blowing air on it. After a bit of air my can just stopped working and it started freezing. Alright then, wasted money.

After that I cleaned my CPU, my stock cooler and tried to put it back. Oh well, the pins just didn't want to go in. After first try of pushing the pins in (I'm 100% sure they were in the holes), I took the cooler out AND OFCOURSE I SPILLED SOME OF THE THERMAL PASTE (not a lot) ON MY MOTHERBOARD AND RAM SLOTS. At this point I started stressing like a little bitch since I thought I'm a complete crackhead.

After taking out and putting my cooler back in for the 30th time (I believe it's more than that), I finally managed to push the pins in.

Questions now:

1) Is there any way to remove the thermal paste from my motherboard and RAM slots? (Picture at the end of the post)
2) If I got some air bubbles, is it something I should worry about? At the last try I didn't take out my cooler, just slightly moved it.
3) A bit of thermal paste got onto the chip itself, not the metal place at the top. Should I worry?
4) WHY AM I A FUCKING MONGOL THAT CAN'T DO THINGS THE RIGHT WAY?

Thanks for reading if you did. Thanks a lot.
Picture: http://imgur.com/a/RWjW9

4 years, 1 month agohanzo4prez posted on buildapc.
Jan. 10, 2017

If you want to invest in never having to buy that overpriced canned air again, I'd suggest buying a Metro DataVac. It's quite nice to have for blowing the dust out of PCs and anything else.

How should I clean dust inside my PC? [R]

4 years, 1 month agoJan. 8, 2017

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4 years, 1 month agoMplode posted on buildapc.
Jan. 8, 2017

I've bought this duster https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW a couple years ago and use it regularly.

Definitely a lot cheaper than buying cans every so often.

So my PC blew up. BANG! *Puff of smoke* [R]

4 years, 1 month agoJan. 7, 2017

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4 years, 1 month agoazthemansays posted on buildapc.
Jan. 7, 2017

Glad to see you've solved the issue, but I have a couple of tidbits for you:

  1. AMD CPU chips such as the FX8350 and FX8370 require top-down cooling to hit the VRMs on the motherboard that are next to the socket. If you're running liquid cooling, jury rig a fan so it hits them, otherwise you run the risk of them overheating and blowing (happened to me once... one actually caught on fire).

  2. You have to clean the dust out of your computer at least every 3-6 months (depending on pets, smoking, etc). You can use canned compressed air or get a machine like this one.

Recommendations for compressed air? [R]

4 years, 1 month ago8funnydude posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Jan. 5, 2017

Built my PC 6 months ago, have not dusted it since, I opened it and was horrified, I need a tool to get rid of this pesky dust!

4 years, 1 month ago8funnydude posted on pcmasterrace.
Jan. 5, 2017

My i7 920 finally started to overheat today, I don't know why (x-post ) [R]

4 years, 1 month agoXenyatta posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Jan. 2, 2017
4 years, 1 month agoXenyatta posted on pcmasterrace.
Jan. 3, 2017

You need a datavac and get your PC off the carpet, it's basically a stationary vacuum.

Hey PCM, can somebody tell me how i can clean my graphics card? [R]

4 years, 2 months agonekoxandu posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Jan. 1, 2017
4 years, 2 months agonekoxandu posted on pcmasterrace.
Jan. 1, 2017

Forget canned air, that thing needs .75HP of blowing awesomeness! You needone of these! Well, you don't have to get it, but it saves you money from buying canned air, and man can it blow!

PC problem [R]

4 years, 2 months agoDec. 19, 2016

After opening up my PC, and cleaning out the internals, there is no output to monitor and no USB devices work. Everything turns on fine, but when I turn it off, the fans go full blast.

4 years, 2 months agoIDontWantToArgueOK posted on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 19, 2016

If everything is plugged in to the correct location/orientation and seated properly, yes and possibly anything else that was vacuumed or connected to the motherboard at the time.

Take it to a computer repair tech and ask if they will bench test your motherboard, CPU, GPU, RAM.

Next time you want to clean out your compy, I'd highly recommend one of these badboys and leave everything assembled and clean with it off.

Sorry about your computer m8.

Make me a PC believer [R]

4 years, 2 months agoSeafoodDuder posted submission on buildapc.
Dec. 14, 2016

So here's the deal: I have been into video games for 20+ years. I've always played on console, and the only time I would play on PC is back in high school when I would be on AIM (glory days) and playing free games off sites like bored.com. The kind of games I am into are FPS, open world GTA type games, and sports/racing games. I currently play on Xbox one and my only issue with it, is it only has enough memory to store about 8 games. Whenever I buy a new game or get 1 sent from gamefly I have to uninstall a game just to play the new 1. Other than that, I love it. Now, my 8 year old son also loves games. He plays the Xbox one and has a Wii U. Recently he has said that he wants a PC because of different games. So here's some questions:

  1. What am I looking at price wise for a decent gaming PC, monitor, keyboard, mouse, everything put together?

  2. How hard is it for a someone like me with no PC experience to get it up and running?

  3. I've heard people talking about using Xbox controllers while gaming on PC, can you do this with all games or just certain titles? I really can't see me gaming without a controller, and feel like learning the mouse and keyboard would be a steep learning curve for me.

  4. What are some PC exclusive games you think I would enjoy?

  5. What about PC exclusive games for my son? He plays games like mine craft, garden warfare, and I do let him play a little fallout.

  6. What kind of maintenance does a PC involve? Do you need to do updates?

Again, I'm completely new and lost at PC gaming. Thanks for any help and opinions.

4 years, 2 months agoSeafoodDuder posted on buildapc.
Dec. 14, 2016

1) My first instinct was to guesstimate around $850. That's mostly because of the extra things to get started that you need. The monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc.

2) It's very easy to get it up and going, the hardest part really is just the cable management. This wire goes here and there, but the wires and where you plug them in should be labeled. Building a PC is kind of like hooking up a console. Controllers only go in the controller slot, power plug only goes into the power slot. Things just will not fit in the space they're not supposed to, so don't force them. :)

3) I don't have any experience doing this, but I know that you definitely can. IMO, I'm probably just biased because I'm a big time PC guy but I can't really think of a lot of games where you would want to use a controller instead of a keyboard and mouse. There's sidescroller games, point and click games, stardew valley and some others.

4) You'd probably like CS:GO, There is GTA and other similar games. Check out Steam and the Humble Bundle as that's where you'll probably get most of your games. :)

5) I'm sure there are some PC exclusive games that you and your son would enjoy together. It just depends on what you guys like.

6) You basically build it and that's it, there will be dust in there but it shouldn't get too crazy. Just clean it whenever it looks dirty enough to where you should spray it out. Probably every six months to a year. I like to use this PC Vacuum, it advertises as a vacuum but it's just a loud air pusher, you'll save money with that instead of buying something like this.

Computer maintenance outside of hardware/physical stuff. There's free anti-virus and other programs like that. Windows 10 comes with Microsoft Defender.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- CPU | Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor | $199.00 @ Amazon Motherboard | MSI H110M Pro-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $52.95 @ Amazon Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory | $49.99 @ Amazon Storage | Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $49.00 @ Amazon Video Card | MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GT OCV1 Video Card | $249.99 @ Amazon Case | Corsair 100R ATX Mid Tower Case | $39.99 @ Amazon Power Supply | EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $79.99 @ Amazon Monitor | Asus VX228H 21.5" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor | $119.99 @ Amazon Keyboard | AmazonBasics KU-0833 Wired Standard Keyboard | $11.32 @ Amazon Mouse | Logitech SBF-96 Wired Optical Mouse | $8.70 @ Amazon | Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts | | Total | $860.92 | Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-14 18:14 EST-0500 |

A little overbudget lol :)

Just got a laptop. Any tips? [R]

4 years, 2 months agoDec. 9, 2016

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4 years, 2 months agoIDontWantToArgueOK posted on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 9, 2016

Get one of these, turn off your laptop, and blow the air through the vents to blow out the air and spin up the fans. Do this at the very least every 6 months. Canned air isn't powerful enough.

Use ublock origin on your browser of choice, that will prevent viruses more than any antivirus will (and any antivirus will do as long as you keep it up to date, though Norton and McAfee are shit tier).

If you usually just leave the laptop plugged in, disconnect the battery or you will reduce it's lifespan and battery life.

Every two years, have a tech reapply new thermal paste/pads for your CPU/GPU. Otherwise your computer will overheat causing slowness or unexpected shutdowns.

We created an illuminated cloud lamp for only 70 euros, that even 'Snows' [R]

4 years, 2 months agoDec. 4, 2016

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4 years, 2 months agooh_elyse posted on DIY.
Dec. 4, 2016

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=cmswrcpapi_3TjrybTDF87S2

I've been eyeing this, but can't decide if I'd have enough uses...

How to clean my pc [R]

4 years, 3 months agoboogyman12 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 1, 2016

Just go in and take dust off things?

4 years, 3 months agoboogyman12 posted on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 1, 2016

I use a datavac similar to this from amazon. It's a blower, not a vacuum. Works pretty well, and I don't have to keep buying compressed air cans.

Close brush with death [R]

4 years, 3 months agoNov. 29, 2016
4 years, 3 months agokkfan2 posted on gaming.
Nov. 29, 2016

In my experience, this nifty little tool is a great substitute for compressed air cans:

https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

Problems with motherboard VRM? [R]

4 years, 3 months agopatrikstar24 posted submission on buildapc.
Nov. 24, 2016

I only encounter this problem when playing Battlefield 1. The game runs smooth, however I noticed on HWMonitor that my Motherboard VRM temp is tipping over 90C, max at 95C. I fear this may be damaging my system. Are there any suggestions to fix this other than getting a new case and improving air flow? This coming Black Friday I plan on buying a new case and possibly a water cooling system to see if it would alleviate this problem. (I'm also going to tinker with the cable management, excited for that)

My setup in case it's necessary;

Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3

Gigabyte GeForce GTX970

16GB DDR3 RAM

AMD FX-8350 no OC

500GB Samsung Evo 850

1TB HDD

4 years, 3 months agopatrikstar24 posted on buildapc.
Nov. 24, 2016

Assuming you are still using the stock fans, I recommend replacing the front and rear fans with these. Also, on top of attempting to improve cable management, I also recommend using this to clean your computer (among other things) with great efficiency.

Dislaimer: I have no association with the above companies whatsoever.

Finished my hard line rig last night [R]

4 years, 3 months agoundead77 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 23, 2016
4 years, 3 months agoundead77 posted on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 23, 2016

Save yourself some money. https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1479942185&sr=8-1&keywords=datavac

This will pay for itself really fast. It offers more power, has a dust filter on the bottom, and it has some attachments. Great product.

[Other] Xtreme Klean Air Duster 4oz - $1.49 + FS [R]

4 years, 3 months agoundead77 posted submission on buildapcsales.
Nov. 18, 2016
4 years, 3 months agoundead77 posted on buildapcsales.
Nov. 18, 2016

I always try to link - https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1479510803&sr=8-1&keywords=datavac

Because I've had one for 3-4 years, and It's completely paid for itself by now.

[Other] Xtreme Klean Duster 10oz - 2-Pack - $6 [R]

4 years, 3 months agoposts_stupid_things posted submission on buildapcsales.
Nov. 18, 2016
4 years, 3 months agoposts_stupid_things posted on buildapcsales.
Nov. 18, 2016

Super powerful if you get a good one that plugs into the wall.

DataVac.

A store in my town and 2 others in neighboring towns were liquidated so I picked up 3 server and network setups! [R]

4 years, 3 months agoscootstah posted submission on homelab.
Nov. 12, 2016
4 years, 3 months agoscootstah posted on homelab.
Nov. 13, 2016

Hey man, buy this: https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

No more wasting money on cans of air.

How I spent my election evening on my #battlestation [R]

4 years, 3 months agohyp36rmax posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 9, 2016
4 years, 3 months agohyp36rmax posted on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 11, 2016

That's a good question. Not to sure about the UV white glow.

My preferred fans have always been the Scythe Gentle Typhoons, however due to business decisions between Nidec Servo and Scythe, the Gentle Typhoons are now available through several private labeling and OEM orders only now.

Coolerguys.com: Gentle Typhoon's Link PWM Link

Performance-PCS: Darkside Typhoon's Link

Heard great things about EK Vardars and Noctua's. I own a set of the Industrial PWM 3000RPM's in my VR rig. Those are loud at full speed haha.

You would take the same precautions you would with an air-cooled system with a water-cooled setup. It really comes down to how you build your system. A solid fitting connection using compression fittings should have no problem as long as you've leak tested your system prior to filling your loop.

Check out this great tutorial from B Negative from Overclock.net with leak testing: Link

Paper and cloth towels are your best friend when setting up a loop especially on your first go around. Better safer than sorry. Maintenance is easier then an oil change on your car. If you plan to just using distilled water, you will have to add a little more a few months down the road. The most you would have to do is clean out your rig from any dust that's accumulated on the radiators and fans.

Metro Vacuum is my best friend: Link

Feel free to change the water yearly or on your best convenience. It's really up to you as long as you monitor it you should be ok.

The rule of thumb is 120mm radiator for every component with an additional 120mm for overclocking. Now this totally depends on how thick your rads, speed and static pressure of your fans. The fans mentioned above Gentle Typhoon and EK Vardars have a great sound and static pressure ratio.

We can go into more detail with this later if you like.

Copper tubing was actually trial and error. I imagine it being easier then acrylic hardline tubing. Haven't tried that yet. The concept is similar though using totally different tools. I will say if you plan on copper tubing, make sure you have the proper tools and some sand! The sand is used inside the tubes when bending to minimize the kinks that can occur when pressure is asserted against it.

There are really only two types of pumps available D5 and DDC type pumps. DDC pumps are great for portable builds while D5 is generally a stronger pump. Again we can go into this further a little later.

Anytime ;)

R9 290x Crashing in Game [R]

4 years, 3 months agopatrikstar24 posted submission on buildapc.
Nov. 10, 2016

Troubleshooting Help:

What is your parts list? Consider formatting your parts list.PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

TypeItemPrice
CPUIntel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor$328.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU CoolerCorsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler$64.88 @ OutletPC
MotherboardASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard$147.98 @ Newegg
MemoryTeam Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory$84.99 @ Newegg
StorageSandisk Ultra II 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$127.97 @ Amazon
StorageSandisk Ultra II 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$127.97 @ Amazon
Video CardSapphire Radeon R9 290X 4GB Video Card-
CaseNZXT Manta (Black/Red) Mini ITX Desktop Case$119.99 @ Directron
Power SupplySeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$61.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$1064.76
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-10 17:46 EST-0500

Describe your problem. List any error messages and symptoms. Be descriptive.

I've got an old Sapphire R9 290x (reference cooler) that I bought second hand. The thing seems to work fine until things get demanding. Games will run fine for the first few seconds, but once the fans on the GPU ramp up, I will get a black screen and the game will crash. I have tried updating drivers, but the issue persists. The card also runs extremely hot, and will remain hot for up to half an hour after I pull it. I suspect it may be an issue with the cooler, as it runs fine prior to the fans ramping up.

Provide any additional details you wish below.

I know that my PSU is under recommended wattage for a 290x, but at 620W, it still should be enough even at max load.

I'm not sure what the problem is, but I believe the actual GPU chip seems fine as it is capable of graphical processing for a very limited amount of time. Does anyone know what's wrong and what I can do to fix it? Thank you.

4 years, 3 months agopatrikstar24 posted on buildapc.
Nov. 10, 2016

You are most likely overheating. A couple ways to remedy this are using utilities such as MSI Afterburner or Sapphire TRIXX to monitor temperatures and ramp up the fan speed. Since it is the reference cooler, that means it will be fairly loud as you reach the fan speeds needed to cool it off enough to prevent crashing.

A few more ways to reduce temperatures are cleaning your computer of dust using something like the DataVac ED 500, and getting cooler air into the room, whether that's opening a window temporarily, or using a box fan to blow cooler air from the other area of the house.

One last thing would be driver-related issues, which can be remedied by wiping them clean and downloading the latest ones from the AMD website. Because the instructions are for advanced users, just follow them to the T and you will be fine.

I can hear my friends computer scream for help [R]

4 years, 3 months agoiAmAddicted2R_ddit posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 9, 2016
4 years, 3 months agoiAmAddicted2R_ddit posted on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 10, 2016

a leaf blower on medium throttle will work as long as you stick something in the fans to stop them from spinning (blowers usually go far beyond the RPMs that most fans are designed for and that can lead to toasted bearings)

for those more cautious there is the datavac though it's somewhat expensive for not offering noticeable improvements over that bog standard blower you've got in your shed

Thoughts about this for a computer duster? [R]

4 years, 3 months agoNov. 8, 2016

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4 years, 3 months agoboogyman12 posted on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 8, 2016

I use this blower from the same company: https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr12?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1478662545&sr=1-2&keywords=metro+blower

Been using it for a couple of years with no issues.

good bye can air [R]

4 years, 3 months agomuscularbeaver88 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 7, 2016

So I just got a data vac and i must say it is a must have for pc. I dust my pc once a month with canned air and i thought it worked well. I got tired of getting canned air so I looked this bad boy up. It blew so much dust out it was crazy and it came with attachments for stronger air flow and stuff like that. It was 60 bucks and worth every penny.

4 years, 3 months agomuscularbeaver88 posted on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 8, 2016

https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=s9simhgwg60i2r?encoding=UTF8&fpl=fresh&pfrdm=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pfrds=&pfrdr=DZNPZG3619FE49GB5F0S&pfrdt=36701&pfrdp=b21f7431-0e6c-4207-b08b-cc9492e60b0f&pfrdi=desktop

Make a PC silent [R]

4 years, 4 months agoph0x79 posted submission on buildapc.
Nov. 2, 2016

Hello, My friend has an old computer that uses as media server. It's on 24/7 and it's also on his room. After a few years of using it he says that now it's louder. He asked me for advice on how to make it silent, I know that he should change the PSU, and maybe also the case with all the fans, but is there any other way to make it silent (maybe a case with sound barriers on the sides)

Thanks

4 years, 4 months agoph0x79 posted on buildapc.
Nov. 2, 2016

For anyone interested, using a datavac or something similar is much more cost efficient in the medium to long run. We use them at work and I have one for home too.

https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

What are some cheap must-have PC gadgets? [R]

4 years, 4 months agoArik_De_Frasia posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 30, 2016

I am missing a bit on an Amazon order to get free shipping, and I'd like to get something for my new build. What should I get?

I'm sure this thread would help people who are looking for some PC gadgets on a budget too!

4 years, 4 months agoArik_De_Frasia posted on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 31, 2016

Never buy canned air again.

Metro ED500 DataVac 500-Watt 120 volt 0.75-HP Electric Blower Duster https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=cmswrcpapi_Zd0fybG8PJQXS

I have this and cleaning my PC has never been easier.

Ноw lоng dоеs іt tаkе fоr stаtіс tо lеаvе РЅU? [R]

4 years, 4 months agoOct. 29, 2016

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4 years, 4 months agoredditgizmos posted on hardware.
Oct. 30, 2016

gotcha, people on reddit recommended this saying it was better value than compressed air, would there still be much of a risk using this? https://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr17?ie=UTF8&qid=1336010278&sr=8-7 i thought they'd have known it would cause damage, as everyone was recommending it no one said it could cause any damage (on the submission I read it from)

Ноw lоng dоеs іt tаkе fоr stаtіс tо lеаvе РЅU? [R]

4 years, 4 months agoOct. 29, 2016

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4 years, 4 months agoStealthGhost posted on hardware.
Oct. 30, 2016

I use a blow up bed pump, you can get purpose made ones like this as well.

I'd think a hairdryer on a cool setting would be fine but better safe than sorry. Don't use an air compressor as they're probably too strong and often shoot out condensation.

Found a kickstarter for something we all could use. If it works well, then goodbye compressed air. [R]

4 years, 4 months agomirth12 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 26, 2016
4 years, 4 months agomirth12 posted on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 26, 2016

Found a kickstarter for something we all could use. If it works well, then goodbye compressed air. [R]

4 years, 4 months agoThePiachu posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 26, 2016
4 years, 4 months agoThePiachu posted on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 26, 2016

Here is one for $60 - https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW . I guess Amazon.ca likes to price gauge.

What is a Good Way to Clean My PC [R]

4 years, 4 months agoArik_De_Frasia posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 24, 2016

So I have a full sized desktop PC and the inside is very dusty what is a good way to clean my PC. I would like some helpful suggestions. I cant afford to lose my PC because I never new how to clean it. To many Precious videogames inside of it.

4 years, 4 months agoArik_De_Frasia posted on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 24, 2016

I have this and it works wonders. Just remember to hold the fan blades in place when you blow on them (you don't want them to spin while being cleaned).

Metro ED500 DataVac 500-Watt 120 volt 0.75-HP Electric Blower Duster https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=cmswrcpapi_wWHdybXD9EB5R

How often do you clean out your PC? [R]

4 years, 4 months agoTelexen1 posted submission on webdev.
Oct. 10, 2016
4 years, 4 months agoTelexen1 posted on webdev.
Oct. 10, 2016

I absolutely try my best to do it once per month. If you don't let it get bad, it's not difficult to clean.

In reality, probably 4-5 times per year.

This thing helps

Blast dust out of tiny machines and electronics with an unloaded nerf gun. [R]

4 years, 4 months agosabertooth66 posted submission on lifehacks.
Oct. 5, 2016
4 years, 4 months agosabertooth66 posted on lifehacks.
Oct. 5, 2016

Honestly this is the best solution I've found:

https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

Price is usually around $55 on Amazon. That adds up to a few cases of compressed air, but you'll never have to use those cans again. Also worth mentioning it's super powerful (it blows air, does not work like a vacuum.)

Just my 2 cents, it's worth it IMO.

EDIT I bought this because it doesn't trap moisture inside like a real air compressor does in the tank / hose (especially in the more humid states.) I learned that lesson the hard way while using my garage air compressor on a custom PC. Fried the board.

Best way to dust inside a system [R]

4 years, 5 months agoPappyPete posted submission on hardware.
Sept. 23, 2016

I got a system that looks like it was locked up in a dusty room for 10 centuries! There's hard dust on the mobo, components look like coated dust. What's the safest way to remove it without damaging the precious components. I tried a vacuum and gently tapping but no luck. any ideas?

4 years, 5 months agoPappyPete posted on hardware.
Sept. 23, 2016

Get a Datavac.

Best way to clean dust out my PC? [R]

4 years, 5 months agoRamzinho posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 20, 2016

So, what is the best option as I keep blue screening and my friends think dust cause be causing issues. Would it be compressed air or a mini hover or something else?

4 years, 5 months agoRamzinho posted on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 20, 2016

it depends on how much dust are talking about. cans are ok. but datvac is the best investment you can make

Mildly satisfying [R]

4 years, 7 months agoGeoff_Uckersilf posted submission on dustypcs.
July 21, 2016
4 years, 5 months agoGeoff_Uckersilf posted on dustypcs.
Sept. 16, 2016

Get a data vac

If you were going to make a list of tools (mainly physical tools, but software tools too) that every IT department needs, what would be on it? [R]

4 years, 5 months agoVicious942 posted submission on sysadmin.
Sept. 11, 2016

I just joined on a new company, and we have literally no tools. We just borrow tools from the other departments. We don't even have screwdrivers. This is clearly not okay, so I've made it my first big impact project to get us a damn pegboard full of tools.

What do you use every day? What do you use rarely but it's something that comes up enough to need one?

4 years, 5 months agoVicious942 posted on sysadmin.
Sept. 12, 2016

Just started in a Help Desk job myself. So much dust, bought myself one of these:

Metro ED500 DataVac 500-Watt 120 volt 0.75-HP Electric Blower Duster https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=cmswrotherapa_-VO1xbGMM2JNQ

Dear fellow PCMR, what is the correct way of cleaning one's PC? [R]

4 years, 5 months agoProgenitorX posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 10, 2016

Say one has a PC full of dust and filth and want's it to look brand new again without messing one's shit up. How can this be attained?

4 years, 5 months agoProgenitorX posted on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 10, 2016

Bought something like this years ago and it is the best to clean out dust in my PC (and blow leaves off my balcony).

Metro ED500 DataVac 500-Watt 120 volt 0.75-HP Electric Blower Duster https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=cmswrcpapi_kDd1xbSAA5WBZ

Dear fellow PCMR, what is the correct way of cleaning one's PC? [R]

4 years, 5 months ago1mikeg posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 10, 2016

Say one has a PC full of dust and filth and want's it to look brand new again without messing one's shit up. How can this be attained?

4 years, 5 months ago1mikeg posted on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 10, 2016

I use one of these.

Cans of compressed air can sometimes throw out the accelerant used to compress the air. This isn't great for internal components. Also, this never depletes. Take the computer to an open area that airs outdoor (garage, shed, etc.) Take off the case door and if your case has any filters take them out, too. Blow out the filters first. When you get near the fans, hold them so they don't spin freely. You should see the dust bunnies start to fly. Blow from front to back as dust will build up in the direction of your case's natural air flow. Use the attachments for narrow areas or for detailing.

Tips:

  • Removing the GPU can make things a little easier but not necessary.
  • Avoid blowing directly in the CPU fan. Instead try to blow from the side. If you have a ton of dust in your CPU fan, remove it and clean it manually with a toothbrush.
  • You'll then have to then clean the thermal compound of the CPU itself and the bottom of the CPU, re-compound, and re-seat the fan.
  • If you must blow out the CPU fan, do it in short bursts and make sure the fan only spins in it's regular direction.

Dear fellow PCMR, what is the correct way of cleaning one's PC? [R]

4 years, 5 months ago1mikeg posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 10, 2016

Say one has a PC full of dust and filth and want's it to look brand new again without messing one's shit up. How can this be attained?

4 years, 5 months ago1mikeg posted on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 10, 2016

Yes, but use it on a lower setting. I use one of these.

Dust help... [R]

4 years, 5 months agoEnerith posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 10, 2016
4 years, 5 months agoEnerith posted on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 10, 2016

I just got one of these. Changed my life.

How do you clean the keys? [R]

4 years, 5 months agoohitsmewill posted submission on Surface.
Sept. 6, 2016

I think there might be some dust or dirt or something inside the keys on my Type Cover. How could I clean them?

4 years, 5 months agoohitsmewill posted on Surface.
Sept. 6, 2016

I bought This and honestly it is one of the best purchases I've made.

Upgrade complete! [R]

4 years, 6 months agoreddit_reaper posted submission on Amd.
Sept. 1, 2016
4 years, 6 months agoreddit_reaper posted on Amd.
Sept. 2, 2016

Metro ED500 DataVac 500-Watt 120 volt 0.75-HP Electric Blower Duster https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=cmswrcpapa_q0qYxb75657X3

Get this. Screw compressed air. This is the best lol takes everything out.

Is it okay to use normal tissue to clean out an empty PC Case? [R]

4 years, 6 months agotiamanNC posted submission on pcgamingtechsupport.
Aug. 29, 2016

I recently took out all my components in my PC build and with the intention of taking the dust out of the case. I read online that the best way to do this is with an air can but in my country it is very hard to get and ordering it online is a nightmare so I was thinking of alternatives and tissue came to mind. I didn't know if this could be harmful (static buildup etc) and I don't know much about this kinda stuff. So lots of help would be appreciated but the main question is if I can use standard tissue to clean out the case, if not please leave some alternatives that I can use that can be bought from the standard supermarket

Thanks

4 years, 6 months agotiamanNC posted on pcgamingtechsupport.
Aug. 29, 2016

Liambp isn't wrong, if you've taken everything out you can practically use anything to clean the case. I just advised against tissues because depending on what kind they are they can leave behind pieces of tissue fuzz that can get into your components.

If everything is out you could use a vacuum. I wouldn't use it with the components still inside though :p

I use this electric blower , but its not cheap.

Daily Simple Questions Thread - Aug 29, 2016 [R]

4 years, 6 months agoTrazac posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 29, 2016

Got a simple question? Get a simple answer!

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4 years, 6 months agoTrazac posted on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 29, 2016

I have one of these things. It's expensive and loud but way easier to use than a can of air. It's made for cleaning electronics, so no worry about it creating static discharges or anything like that.

You can also use an air compressor if you have one of those, just unplug turn it off when you go to use it on your computer. Leave it plugged in if you can, so it will stay grounded.

Alien [R]

4 years, 6 months agoatbis27 posted submission on Multicopter.
Aug. 29, 2016
4 years, 6 months agoatbis27 posted on Multicopter.
Aug. 29, 2016

Haha yep...I'm so bad about using canned air on my quad after dirtying it up. Been thinking about getting one of these as I'd imagine it would pay for itself so quick.

Lets talk about dust [R]

4 years, 6 months agoItsReallyRyRy posted submission on homelab.
Aug. 28, 2016

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4 years, 6 months agoItsReallyRyRy posted on homelab.
Aug. 28, 2016

I've been researching the same thing the past two weeks, somebody tried talking me into a compressor but I was on the fence. I think I've landed on the MetroVac, is cheap(ish) and handheld and I watched some videos and it looks like it does a pretty decent job.

LPT: Get yourself an Air Compressor [R]

4 years, 6 months agorizon posted submission on Flipping.
Aug. 26, 2016

So I buy lots of stuff at yard sales / swapmeets that tend to be super dusty and have been laying outside for years. I used to clean them by hand and although you can get them looking good and new with a couple wipes of a wet microfiber cloth, it is really freaken hard to get into the nooks and crannies of items that have small holes (nerf guns have tons of little crevices that always have some dust I cant get to)

I found out about compressed air in a can the other day but holy crap its like $9 a can and I am not gonna waste that much just to clean something that I can sell without cleaning. I was thinking about what else I could do when I remembered my dad has a big ass air compressor!

He had it at my grandmas house so I went and picked it up, cleaned it up since it had been sitting there for years and bought an air gun at home depot for $5.

Where has this thing been all my life holy shit I can't believe I didn't think of this sooner. I have been cleaning like a madman and the power on this thing is so intense it can completely dust down anything in a matter of seconds. This is gonna save me so much time. I don't know what they cost since this one isn't mine and I get to use it for free. If you are gonna get one though make sure you do get a big tank because I was using another one that my dad had for airbrush and that one could not keep up with my air gun. I had to wait for it to fill up and I would finish the air within a couple minutes. This tank fills up faster than I can use it and shoots at a much stronger rate than the small one, definitely worth the investment (just note its pretty loud while the airbrush one is super quiet)

Here it is in all its glory :D

http://i.imgur.com/58gp5hA.jpg

EDIT: I am pretty sure this is the same one. $400 doesn't seem too bad for the time you will save and it will last you years and y ears. You may not need it if you'll only use it for cleaning but these things have a lot of uses with air tools. Plus, you could always find a cheaper one on craigslist

http://i.imgur.com/GvNJw9i.png

4 years, 6 months agorizon posted on Flipping.
Aug. 26, 2016

One of these also works nice for dusting things off, especially if you don't have the room for a large air compressor.

[Question] Alrernatives to canned air for PC dusting [R]

4 years, 6 months agoAug. 14, 2016

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4 years, 6 months agoaygc271 posted on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 14, 2016

Dude get the Metro Datavac and never look back. It is a total boss and a completely renewable power source that doesn't destroy the earth. No risk of freezing either .

What is the best and safest way to go about cleaning your PC? [R]

4 years, 7 months agooreesama posted submission on pcmasterrace.
July 31, 2016
4 years, 7 months agooreesama posted on pcmasterrace.
July 31, 2016

you also have other options besides what /u/shogunreaper mentioned like this

https://www.amazon.com/ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-0-75-HP-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

Daily Simple Questions Thread - Jul 29, 2016 [R]

4 years, 7 months agoTrazac posted submission on pcmasterrace.
July 29, 2016

Got a simple question? Get a simple answer!

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4 years, 7 months agoTrazac posted on pcmasterrace.
July 29, 2016

I have one of these things. It's pricey but way better than canned air and more convenient than an air compressor.

Simple Questions - July 24, 2016 [R]

4 years, 7 months agoJimmyHopkins47 posted submission on buildapc.
July 24, 2016

This thread is for simple questions that don't warrant their own thread (although we strongly suggest checking the sidebar and the wiki before posting!). Please don't post involved questions that are better suited to a [Build Help], [Build Ready] or [Build Complete] post. Examples of questions:

  • Is this RAM compatible with my motherboard?
  • I'm thinking of getting a GTX 970. Which one should I get?
  • I'm on a very tight budget and I'm looking for a case < $50

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4 years, 7 months agoJimmyHopkins47 posted on buildapc.
July 24, 2016

I've been looking at the DataVac to clean my PC. I'm mostly worried about ESD and my fans. I was planning on holding my fans in place or taking them out while I do this, but do I need to worry about the fan in my PSU?

Best small/possibly handheld vacuum for cleaning inside of PC [R]

4 years, 7 months agoJuly 21, 2016

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4 years, 7 months agoSludgeMonsterVon posted on pcmasterrace.
July 21, 2016

Don't vacuum. Use a blower. I use this one and it works great:

https://www.amazon.com/ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-0-75-HP-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr13?ie=UTF8&qid=1469144767&sr=8-3&keywords=pc+vacuum

What's the best home "dust removal" method? [R]

4 years, 7 months agoomeganon posted submission on xboxone.
July 18, 2016

Unfortunately I live in an inordinately dusty home. Combine that with an almost perpetually shedding cat and I have to take extra care to fastidiously maintain my electronics.

What are the most reliable/least invasive methods to cleaning out my console on a regular basis?

4 years, 7 months agoomeganon posted on xboxone.
July 18, 2016

A recent post on this very topic recommended https://www.amazon.com/ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-0-75-HP-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW... Note that it blows, and doesn't suck. Not sure which you tend to prefer for jollies.

Cleaning dust filter from my server [1080x1920][OC] [R]

4 years, 7 months agoKaffein posted submission on powerwashingporn.
July 17, 2016
4 years, 7 months agoKaffein posted on powerwashingporn.
July 18, 2016

This is what I use.

https://www.amazon.com/ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-0-75-HP-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

I've never used water on my PC case filters, but when the day comes that I can't feel air blowing through it I'll have to do that.

How do you clean your xbox one? [R]

4 years, 7 months agoDrStephenFalken posted submission on xboxone.
July 17, 2016

What is the best way to clean it and also the safest? I guess the dry microfiber cloth will help right? If I clean it from the outside with this, would it also get rid of something in the fans?

4 years, 7 months agoDrStephenFalken posted on xboxone.
July 17, 2016

I also swear by the Data Vac. It's actually a blower but you'll never have to buy canned "air" again. It's awesome. To clean, your console, just place a clean dry straw down the vent to keep the fan from spinning then dust away until your hearts content.

Here's a refined link.

To post links just do type your words here

Are sagging graphics cards a problem? [R]

4 years, 7 months agoJuly 12, 2016
4 years, 7 months agophauxe posted on pcmasterrace.
July 12, 2016

Consider getting a DataVac instead of using Dust Off.

It works wonders an it'll save you money in the long run.

Simple Questions - July 09, 2016 [R]

4 years, 7 months agoProtonion posted submission on buildapc.
July 9, 2016

This thread is for simple questions that don't warrant their own thread (although we strongly suggest checking the sidebar and the wiki before posting!). Please don't post involved questions that are better suited to a [Build Help], [Build Ready] or [Build Complete] post. Examples of questions:

  • Is this RAM compatible with my motherboard?
  • I'm thinking of getting a GTX 970. Which one should I get?
  • I'm on a very tight budget and I'm looking for a case < $50

Remember that IRC is a great place to ask quick questions as well: http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/wiki/irc

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Daily Simple Questions Thread - Jul 08, 2016 [R]

4 years, 7 months agorecklessbaboon posted submission on pcmasterrace.
July 8, 2016

Got a simple question? Get a simple answer!

This thread is for all of the small and simple questions that you might have about computing that probably wouldn't work all too well as a standalone post. Software issues, build questions, game recommendations, post them here!

For the sake of helping others, please don't downvote questions! To help facilitate this, comments are sorted randomly for this post, so anyone's question can be seen and answered.

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4 years, 7 months agorecklessbaboon posted on pcmasterrace.
July 8, 2016

I have this duster and its awesome

A PC taken from out of our food production factory [R]

4 years, 7 months agoHoboLaRoux posted submission on techsupportgore.
July 8, 2016
4 years, 7 months agoHoboLaRoux posted on techsupportgore.
July 8, 2016

You should get an electric duster https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr12?ie=UTF8&qid=1467991428&sr=8-2&keywords=metro+blower

I have not had to buy caned air for years.

How do you keep a graphics card clean? [R]

4 years, 7 months agoNexdeus posted submission on pcmasterrace.
July 8, 2016

Mine gets dusty but I don't know how to clean it properly, should I use a brush then vacuum?

edit: thanks for the replies!

Morning Ask Anything Thread [07-06-2016] [R]

4 years, 8 months agoCryptoVaper posted submission on electronic_cigarette.
July 6, 2016

If you have questions about juice, vendors, mods or anything vaping related, please feel free to ask them below.

Here are some helpful links-

Starter Guide

Everything I wish I knew about rebuildables

Infographic that every new user should see courtesy of /u/emergenl

/u/Jimmith's beginners guide to vaping

We will be doing an evening thread every night at 8PM Eastern as well, so if it is later in evening and you aren't getting questions answered, look out for that thread.

4 years, 7 months agoCryptoVaper posted on electronic_cigarette.
July 6, 2016

Electric, not canned. This one.

4 years, 8 months agoMasashi12 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
June 28, 2016

I'm pretty tired of using cans of compressed air. The 2-3 minute usage window before they freeze up and RIP pressure until it warms up.

I saw one vid demo of one on Amazon, but curious if others have experience with different products. Trying to see what options I have.

4 years, 8 months agoMasashi12 posted on pcmasterrace.
June 28, 2016

Having one of these will save your life.

A reminder - DUST YOUR BUILD! [R]

4 years, 8 months agolorimar posted submission on buildapc.
June 23, 2016

Don't end up like my friend!

4 years, 8 months agolorimar posted on buildapc.
June 24, 2016

I recommend a DataVac. It's a bit pricey at around $50, but you'll never need to buy another can of compressed air again and it works SOOOO much better than they ever did.

dust management / console display [R]

4 years, 8 months agoDefaultGen posted submission on gamecollecting.
June 23, 2016

Firstly, excuse my pictures, etc. My setup is only a few weeks old and I'm still unboxing some old stuff and figuring out what I'd like to display.

Back in the day, our TRS-80 had plastic covers for everything. There was one for the printer and one that was formed to the monitor/keyboard. It was pretty smooth.

I've been looking for something similar, but something that is not too pricy and fits well over each console.

I tested out a couple of acrylic cases for the consoles that I don't ever use. the cases are pretty expensive though. You can see them here on a couple of my old systems (that are borderline worthless, but meaningful to me, and actually fit in there -- if i get a case for the oddesy300, it would be $60+) http://screencast.com/t/1bvkcPFOa

Last night we played MKIII on the dreamcast, and I was surprised how much dust had collected in a couple of weeks. my connected systems.

Any ideas?

4 years, 8 months agoDefaultGen posted on gamecollecting.
June 23, 2016

I use this DataVac duster for freaking everything. I blow the dust off my keyboard and desk and shelves, I dry components with it after ultrasonic cleaning them, I blow the dust out of electronics and pinball machines I'm taking apart (outside!). It's awesome.

New PC Owner: General Maintenance Tips? [R]

4 years, 8 months agoJune 23, 2016

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4 years, 8 months agoVansSkate95 posted on pcmasterrace.
June 23, 2016

Instead of buying compressed air buy this air blower. It will save money in the long run.

[USA-WI][H] R9 390, EVGA 1000W Modular PS, Google Nexus 6P Graphite 64GB Smartphone, Philips Fidelio X1 Headphones [W] Paypal, Local Cash [R]

4 years, 8 months agoJune 20, 2016

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4 years, 8 months agoAddictedToAsianFood posted on hardwareswap.
June 20, 2016

I thought these were pretty well known in computer enthusiast forums..

Without accessories

With accessories

Question About My Gaming Laptop. [R]

4 years, 8 months agoMichelanvalo posted submission on buildapc.
June 13, 2016

So I do not know if this is the proper place to ask, but I looked around and hopefully it is ok. I have a MSI GE62 Apache Pro that I bought around black Friday 2015. The question is, what is the best way to clean it. I am talking about cleaning the case and the screen. I have some areas on my screen where some liquids have splashed on it and cause small marks along with one the keyboard area. Before you make a comment, there are not nasty liquids that have gotten on it. I also would like to maybe open it up and clean the internal components a little bit, mainly make sure it is not dusty. If there is something that i need to buy for cleaning, please let me know. Also let me know what is the best way to take care of it. Thanks so much for reading, and if this is not the right place to ask, let me know and I will try and get help somewhere else.

4 years, 8 months agoMichelanvalo posted on buildapc.
June 13, 2016

https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

http://www.staples.com/Staples-3-oz-Screen-Cleaner/product_775496

http://www.staples.com/Staples-MicroFiber-Cloths-3-pk/product_775499

So the DataVac is a blower that works better than any can of air ever could. And from professional use, I've found the Staples brand screen cleaner leaves little to no streaks. I use it on laptops that have been out at construction sites and it gets everything off the case, screen and keyboard.

DataVac vs. Canned air [R]

4 years, 8 months agoxpsypiex posted submission on buildapc.
June 12, 2016

Was looking at getting a DataVac to save money in the long run. Found one for $40 and was wondering if anyone had first hand experience and if it's worth it.

4 years, 8 months agoxpsypiex posted on buildapc.
June 12, 2016

Positive Vs. Negative pressure for ACX cooling [R]

4 years, 8 months agoHookee posted submission on nvidia.
June 11, 2016

I currently have this case https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BLY9MTI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

And will be getting a FTW GTX 1080..

I know for regular graphics cards like the founders edition with exhaust fans that push air out of the chassis positive pressure is better because it will help the cooler on the GPU to work more efficiently by wanting to push more air outward..

However for ACX cards I am less sure about this. Do I want more exhaust fans, creating negative pressure to get the heat out that's being dumped in the case, or positive pressure, with more intake fans introducing colder air to the system?

Any advice on airflow for this case is also appreciated.

4 years, 8 months agoHookee posted on nvidia.
June 11, 2016

No filters, and I use a https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1465688002&sr=8-1&keywords=datavac to clean my computer with. Don't let it fool you, its super powerful, and I have even dropped it a couple of times on accident. It's built like a tank. I was thinking about buying two so I can keep one at mom and dads when I visit.

What is the best solution to clean a graphics card with? [R]

4 years, 8 months agoeXistenceLies posted submission on pcmasterrace.
June 9, 2016

I have had my new setup for about 9 months now and have only used compressed air to clean it over that time. Even after using air I can still see dust particles on the circuit board and wondering what solution is best to clean that with? It's currently a GTX 980Ti.

I tried searching for results but found either really old posts and people mostly suggesting compressed air but I wan't to detail this if possible. There are a few post/videos where people show the breakdown of their card but don't really show what was being used unless they didn't go into that much detailed cleaning. Thanks for any suggestions!

4 years, 8 months agoeXistenceLies posted on pcmasterrace.
June 9, 2016

No this is the best

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref=ohauidetailpageo01_s04

PSA, for those of you who cannot afford a compressed air canister [R]

4 years, 8 months agoholydeltawings posted submission on pcmasterrace.
June 9, 2016
4 years, 8 months agoholydeltawings posted on pcmasterrace.
June 9, 2016

Best thing I have bought recently right here. better than the stupid hurricane air canister. I mean this thing is 3/4 hp in a small package it moves air!

https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW?ie=UTF8&Version=1&entries=0

PSA, for those of you who cannot afford a compressed air canister [R]

4 years, 8 months agoJebus54 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
June 9, 2016
4 years, 8 months agoJebus54 posted on pcmasterrace.
June 9, 2016

Just ordered this one. Is this what you are talking about?

PSA, for those of you who cannot afford a compressed air canister [R]

4 years, 8 months agojayyx posted submission on pcmasterrace.
June 9, 2016
4 years, 8 months agojayyx posted on pcmasterrace.
June 9, 2016

> Metro ED500 DataVac

Link for the lazy

Who needs compressed air? [R]

4 years, 8 months agoiLoup posted submission on pcmasterrace.
June 9, 2016
4 years, 8 months agoiLoup posted on pcmasterrace.
June 9, 2016

It looks like this

PSA, for those of you who cannot afford a compressed air canister [R]

4 years, 8 months agoSibraxlis posted submission on pcmasterrace.
June 9, 2016
4 years, 8 months agoSibraxlis posted on pcmasterrace.
June 9, 2016

I know it's spendy, like 50 bucks spendy, but those vacuum blowers on amazon are 100% worth.

However, you will become the roaming pc cleaner.

Edit:http://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW?ie=UTF8&keywords=air%20compressor%20for%20computer&qid=1465497952&ref=sr1_1&sr=8-1

Edit:if you're concerned about ESD there's a more expensive one I think that's ESD resistant.

Looking for an alterative to canned air. [R]

4 years, 8 months agoenemy1g posted submission on pcmasterrace.
June 8, 2016

So I hate using canned air because it's so expensive For how little you get. Not having An alternative is really hurting my PC as I don't clean it as often as I should. I don't have a working compressor, so please don't suggest it again. Any help would be appreciated.

P.S. Hello world (read PCMR.) This is my first OP here, long time stalker and giveaway applicant though.

4 years, 8 months agoenemy1g posted on pcmasterrace.
June 8, 2016

Have you considered the DataVac? Works great, definitely better than continuously buying canned air. Yeah the price tag is a little steep, but canned air isn't cheap, and you'll never have to buy them again.

What's the best and safest way to clean my PC? [R]

4 years, 9 months agoseriosbrad posted submission on pcmasterrace.
June 5, 2016

So I haven't cleaned it in like a year or 2 or 3 years so I think it's about time.

Thing is I've never done it before. I'm too scared I'll break something. What's the best way to do it and if someone could recommend me a video that would be appreciated

4 years, 9 months agoseriosbrad posted on pcmasterrace.
June 5, 2016

This

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

If you're on a budget and you didn't know this might help you [R]

4 years, 9 months agoDravarden posted submission on pcmasterrace.
June 4, 2016
4 years, 9 months agoDravarden posted on pcmasterrace.
June 4, 2016

a datavac is 50$ on amazon...

edit: link for the interested

Air compressor vs canned air? [R]

4 years, 9 months agotmlhalo posted submission on pcmasterrace.
June 4, 2016

In the past I always use canned air but seeing as I went through them rather quickly and the fact that they very quickly lose pressure due to becoming too cold I decided to buy an air compressor (this was around a year ago).

I've heard people saying compressors aren't good for some reason yet they always fail to properly explain why. My air compressor is an 8 bar oil-lubricated one with a drain valve to remove condensation.

It's worked wonders and cleans out my entire PC in a matter of minutes at most.

4 years, 9 months agotmlhalo posted on pcmasterrace.
June 4, 2016

I use this myself.

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW?ie=UTF8&Version=1&entries=0

My only guess would people tend to shy away from them as they can blow a lot harder / not have the remove condensation feature / a lot harder to just point at and say get a can of air both cost and spec wise.

New restoration project: IBM PS/2 in working but disgusting condition [R]

4 years, 9 months agoJune 1, 2016
4 years, 9 months agocuba200611 posted on retrobattlestations.
June 2, 2016

Or that OP should buy quite a few cans of compressed air or just buy one of these blowers on Amazon.

Best way to clean PC? [R]

4 years, 9 months agodarklynx4 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
June 1, 2016

Is it best to buy cans of air or just buy a Air Compressor?

4 years, 9 months agodarklynx4 posted on pcmasterrace.
June 1, 2016

if you need to use a leaf blower every 6 months due to dust build up.... you seriously need to get some better case fan dust filters. XD

i live in the desert with 2 dogs and a cat, all shedding monsters. and after 6 months, there was barely any noticeable amount of dust in my case. the filters had a lot on it, but inside the case only had a very light layer.

i do use a vacuum like once a week or so through out the house, so that may contribute to cleanliness of case by limiting dust from the surroundings.

i just use https://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ its far cheaper.

Daily Simple Questions Thread - May 31, 2016 [R]

4 years, 9 months agoTrazac posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 31, 2016

Got a simple question? Get a simple answer!

This thread is for all of the small and simple questions that you might have about computing that probably wouldn't work all too well as a standalone post. Software issues, build questions, game recommendations, post them here!

For the sake of helping others, please don't downvote questions! To help facilitate this, comments are sorted randomly for this post, so anyone's question can be seen and answered.

Want to see more Simple Question threads? Here's all of them for your browsing pleasure!

4 years, 9 months agoTrazac posted on pcmasterrace.
May 31, 2016

I always suggest this guy. Easy to use, powerful and won't run out of steam. Sadly it's also expensive and very loud but it's much better than compressed air.

New XFX Fan Design. What should we call it? [R]

4 years, 9 months agoBroseph_McTatertots posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 27, 2016
4 years, 9 months agoBroseph_McTatertots posted on pcmasterrace.
May 27, 2016

You will never regret this purchase.

HP launches a new line of gaming laptops, desktops, and accessories [R]

4 years, 9 months agoSinsilenc posted submission on gadgets.
May 26, 2016
4 years, 9 months agoSinsilenc posted on gadgets.
May 26, 2016

I would avoid it. They make special air compressors for electronics that filter out moisture.

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW?ie=UTF8&keywords=electronics%20air%20compressor&qid=1464283880&ref=sr1_1&sr=8-1

is what you want.

What it's like cleaning my PC after 2 years [R]

4 years, 9 months agoPettaFile posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 22, 2016
4 years, 9 months agoPettaFile posted on pcmasterrace.
May 23, 2016

DON'T USE A WRENCH! Use a DataVac!

[discussion] what are some must have desk accessories? [R]

4 years, 9 months agoravenouscraving posted submission on buildapc.
May 21, 2016

What accessories do you have on your desk to make your life a little easier? Things such as cable clips, cable bungies, cable tidies, etc.

I'm really wanting to see what cool stuff you guys have.

4 years, 9 months agoravenouscraving posted on buildapc.
May 21, 2016

Get an electric blower duster instead. It saves money over time and is more powerful than a full can of compressed air will ever be.

Cleaning Your Computer [R]

4 years, 9 months agoPezdspencer posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 19, 2016

How often do you clean your computer and what is the best way to do so without damaging any components?

4 years, 9 months agoPezdspencer posted on pcmasterrace.
May 19, 2016

I bought one of these myself, it paid for itself quickly instead of buying compressed air and I can turn it upside down unlike canned air!

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref=ohauisearchdetailpage

Otherwise I blow out all our computers usually every month.

Vaccum cleaner for Keyboards [R]

4 years, 9 months agoaimpad posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
May 19, 2016

Do you recomended any cheap model to clean keyboard?

Thanks

4 years, 9 months agoaimpad posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
May 19, 2016

You want this: http://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW?ie=UTF8&colid=ZKZN0HUJO21P&coliid=I2S1D0CY1GLKQA&ref=wlitdpopdnS_ttl

clean your rig once in a while especially at summer [R]

4 years, 9 months agobigceej posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 18, 2016
4 years, 9 months agobigceej posted on pcmasterrace.
May 19, 2016

Just an FYI: I got one of these DataVacs while yes its a lot (I got it for Christmas so that's a plus) But with removable filters I just take them out every few weeks and give them a blast before I do my usual vacuuming of my room and it saves a ton of time, and makes doing a full cleaning so much easier. I blast my desk every once in a while, and it is great for keyboards as well. In reality if you buy canned air, this thing will pay off in a year anyways. It has tons of uses for general cleaning, plus inflates air mattresses in like half the time of a regular pump.

Big noob question... PC disassembly [R]

4 years, 9 months agoHaxyl posted submission on buildapc.
May 17, 2016

This might be the biggest noob question, but i'm not sure so I'll better ask before doing anything wrong.

Can I disassemble my pc parts for cleaning/upgrading and putting them back together without any problems or driver-reinstallations afterwards? I want to blow out the dust from every little part etc.

TL;DR: want to take pc apart + put back together and continue using like before

4 years, 9 months agoHaxyl posted on buildapc.
May 17, 2016

Ok thanks! I'm aware I have to be cautious with the blowing, I'm buying a Metro ED500 to blow out the dust (read this somewhere in an article about proper pc maintenance). I might use a can of compressed air too but those seem quite harsh pressured for tiny parts...

[GIVEAWAY] Not From Concentrate 2 PC Building Series Part II – SAPPHIRE R9 Fury, R9 380 and R7 370 + Patriot gaming gear to win! [R]

4 years, 9 months agoIrAfro posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 12, 2016

The 2nd part of our giveaway celebrating SAPPHIRE’s Not From Concentrate 2 PC building video series and PCMR’s 5th birthday kicks off!

NFC2 is a video series about the passion for PC modding. If you share this passion it’s a must-see! In four episodes Josh Sniffen will show you step by step how he created a very unique build.

With each episode we will post a giveaway thread in which you can win a SAPPHIRE graphics card. If you take part in all four giveaways you will get a chance to win an awesome grand prize pack containing a SAPPHIRE R9 Fury, Patriot V360 headset, V560 mouse and V790 keyboard. Read the full schedule below to make sure you don’t miss anything!

HOW TO ENTER:

To enter just answer the following question in a comment under this thread:

In the second episode of Not From Concentrate 2 Josh is using a variety of unusual tools to make the core elements of his build. Write about your favorite or most useful tool that helps you in PC building and maintenance.

This edition’s prize is 1x SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 370 4GB

SCHEDULE:

  • Episode 1 Giveaway: https://redd.it/4iplx8 Prize: 1x SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 380 4GB ENTRIES STILL OPEN
  • Episode 2 Giveaway: NOW! Prize: 1x SAPPHIRE NITRO R7 370 4GB
  • Episode 3 Giveaway: May 14th, 5:00 PM CEST Prize: 1x SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 380 4GB
  • Episode 4 Giveaway: May 16th, 5:00 PM CEST Prize: 1x SAPPHIRE NITRO R7 370 4GB
  • Episode closing: May 20th, 5:00 PM CEST
  • Winners announcement: May 27th, 5:00 PM CEST including the winner of GRAND PRIZE - a set of SAPPHIRE R9 Fury, Patriot V360 headset, V560 mouse and V790 keyboard

The giveaway is worldwide!

You can watch the first season of NFC here

We'd be delighted if you visit our community blog sapphirenation.net where we bring you PC hardware and gaming articles along with awesome giveaways.

4 years, 9 months agoIrAfro posted on pcmasterrace.
May 16, 2016

My favorite tool is this electric air blaster. It cleans my PC along with my keyboard pretty well!

Daily Simple Questions Thread - May 14, 2016 [R]

4 years, 9 months agoTrazac posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 14, 2016

Got a simple question? Get a simple answer!

This thread is for all of the small and simple questions that you might have about computing that probably wouldn't work all too well as a standalone post. Software issues, build questions, game recommendations, post them here!

For the sake of helping others, please don't downvote questions! To help facilitate this, comments are sorted randomly for this post, so anyone's question can be seen and answered.

Want to see more Simple Question threads? Here's all of them for your browsing pleasure!

4 years, 9 months agoTrazac posted on pcmasterrace.
May 14, 2016

Get one of these guys and forget about canned air forever. You don't need to replace your Thermal Paste so quickly. Even not great stuff easily lasts 2-3 years, and the good stuff is rated for like 5+.

[GIVEAWAY] Not From Concentrate 2 PC Building Series Part II – SAPPHIRE R9 Fury, R9 380 and R7 370 + Patriot gaming gear to win! [R]

4 years, 9 months agoBrand023 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 12, 2016

The 2nd part of our giveaway celebrating SAPPHIRE’s Not From Concentrate 2 PC building video series and PCMR’s 5th birthday kicks off!

NFC2 is a video series about the passion for PC modding. If you share this passion it’s a must-see! In four episodes Josh Sniffen will show you step by step how he created a very unique build.

With each episode we will post a giveaway thread in which you can win a SAPPHIRE graphics card. If you take part in all four giveaways you will get a chance to win an awesome grand prize pack containing a SAPPHIRE R9 Fury, Patriot V360 headset, V560 mouse and V790 keyboard. Read the full schedule below to make sure you don’t miss anything!

HOW TO ENTER:

To enter just answer the following question in a comment under this thread:

In the second episode of Not From Concentrate 2 Josh is using a variety of unusual tools to make the core elements of his build. Write about your favorite or most useful tool that helps you in PC building and maintenance.

This edition’s prize is 1x SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 370 4GB

SCHEDULE:

  • Episode 1 Giveaway: https://redd.it/4iplx8 Prize: 1x SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 380 4GB ENTRIES STILL OPEN
  • Episode 2 Giveaway: NOW! Prize: 1x SAPPHIRE NITRO R7 370 4GB
  • Episode 3 Giveaway: May 14th, 5:00 PM CEST Prize: 1x SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 380 4GB
  • Episode 4 Giveaway: May 16th, 5:00 PM CEST Prize: 1x SAPPHIRE NITRO R7 370 4GB
  • Episode closing: May 20th, 5:00 PM CEST
  • Winners announcement: May 27th, 5:00 PM CEST including the winner of GRAND PRIZE - a set of SAPPHIRE R9 Fury, Patriot V360 headset, V560 mouse and V790 keyboard

The giveaway is worldwide!

You can watch the first season of NFC here

We'd be delighted if you visit our community blog sapphirenation.net where we bring you PC hardware and gaming articles along with awesome giveaways.

4 years, 9 months agoBrand023 posted on pcmasterrace.
May 14, 2016

Gotta have this http://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

Best way to clean case fans? [R]

4 years, 9 months agotkim91321 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 13, 2016

I have the stock case fans and noticed that they're getting unusually loud so figured they are covered in dust, so what's the best way to clean them

4 years, 9 months agotkim91321 posted on pcmasterrace.
May 13, 2016

Datavac

Canned air is such a piece of shit that's expensive once you get to experience the handheld tornado.

Just make sure you tape the fans down so the blades don't spin while you blow into the case.

[GIVEAWAY] Not From Concentrate 2 PC Building Series Part II – SAPPHIRE R9 Fury, R9 380 and R7 370 + Patriot gaming gear to win! [R]

4 years, 9 months agobWHYq posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 12, 2016

The 2nd part of our giveaway celebrating SAPPHIRE’s Not From Concentrate 2 PC building video series and PCMR’s 5th birthday kicks off!

NFC2 is a video series about the passion for PC modding. If you share this passion it’s a must-see! In four episodes Josh Sniffen will show you step by step how he created a very unique build.

With each episode we will post a giveaway thread in which you can win a SAPPHIRE graphics card. If you take part in all four giveaways you will get a chance to win an awesome grand prize pack containing a SAPPHIRE R9 Fury, Patriot V360 headset, V560 mouse and V790 keyboard. Read the full schedule below to make sure you don’t miss anything!

HOW TO ENTER:

To enter just answer the following question in a comment under this thread:

In the second episode of Not From Concentrate 2 Josh is using a variety of unusual tools to make the core elements of his build. Write about your favorite or most useful tool that helps you in PC building and maintenance.

This edition’s prize is 1x SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 370 4GB

SCHEDULE:

  • Episode 1 Giveaway: https://redd.it/4iplx8 Prize: 1x SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 380 4GB ENTRIES STILL OPEN
  • Episode 2 Giveaway: NOW! Prize: 1x SAPPHIRE NITRO R7 370 4GB
  • Episode 3 Giveaway: May 14th, 5:00 PM CEST Prize: 1x SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 380 4GB
  • Episode 4 Giveaway: May 16th, 5:00 PM CEST Prize: 1x SAPPHIRE NITRO R7 370 4GB
  • Episode closing: May 20th, 5:00 PM CEST
  • Winners announcement: May 27th, 5:00 PM CEST including the winner of GRAND PRIZE - a set of SAPPHIRE R9 Fury, Patriot V360 headset, V560 mouse and V790 keyboard

The giveaway is worldwide!

You can watch the first season of NFC here

We'd be delighted if you visit our community blog sapphirenation.net where we bring you PC hardware and gaming articles along with awesome giveaways.

4 years, 9 months agobWHYq posted on pcmasterrace.
May 12, 2016

Maintenance wise I have a Metro DataVac for dusting my computer and peripherals. Safest way by far and For the price and not having to buy compressed air cans anymore it is definitely worth every penny.

[GIVEAWAY] Not From Concentrate 2 PC Building Series Part II – SAPPHIRE R9 Fury, R9 380 and R7 370 + Patriot gaming gear to win! [R]

4 years, 9 months agotosuzu posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 12, 2016

The 2nd part of our giveaway celebrating SAPPHIRE’s Not From Concentrate 2 PC building video series and PCMR’s 5th birthday kicks off!

NFC2 is a video series about the passion for PC modding. If you share this passion it’s a must-see! In four episodes Josh Sniffen will show you step by step how he created a very unique build.

With each episode we will post a giveaway thread in which you can win a SAPPHIRE graphics card. If you take part in all four giveaways you will get a chance to win an awesome grand prize pack containing a SAPPHIRE R9 Fury, Patriot V360 headset, V560 mouse and V790 keyboard. Read the full schedule below to make sure you don’t miss anything!

HOW TO ENTER:

To enter just answer the following question in a comment under this thread:

In the second episode of Not From Concentrate 2 Josh is using a variety of unusual tools to make the core elements of his build. Write about your favorite or most useful tool that helps you in PC building and maintenance.

This edition’s prize is 1x SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 370 4GB

SCHEDULE:

  • Episode 1 Giveaway: https://redd.it/4iplx8 Prize: 1x SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 380 4GB ENTRIES STILL OPEN
  • Episode 2 Giveaway: NOW! Prize: 1x SAPPHIRE NITRO R7 370 4GB
  • Episode 3 Giveaway: May 14th, 5:00 PM CEST Prize: 1x SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 380 4GB
  • Episode 4 Giveaway: May 16th, 5:00 PM CEST Prize: 1x SAPPHIRE NITRO R7 370 4GB
  • Episode closing: May 20th, 5:00 PM CEST
  • Winners announcement: May 27th, 5:00 PM CEST including the winner of GRAND PRIZE - a set of SAPPHIRE R9 Fury, Patriot V360 headset, V560 mouse and V790 keyboard

The giveaway is worldwide!

You can watch the first season of NFC here

We'd be delighted if you visit our community blog sapphirenation.net where we bring you PC hardware and gaming articles along with awesome giveaways.

4 years, 9 months agotosuzu posted on pcmasterrace.
May 12, 2016

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

I know many people use air cans but having something like this air blaster or a small air compressor is a god send. I use it to clean dust from my PC.

Don't do duster. [R]

4 years, 9 months agokonsol posted submission on videos.
May 11, 2016
4 years, 9 months agokonsol posted on videos.
May 12, 2016

Seriously, just buy one of these and never worry about it again.

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1463028631&sr=8-1&keywords=duster+electric

Hairy Situation [R]

4 years, 9 months agoMichelanvalo posted submission on talesfromtechsupport.
May 10, 2016

I am not certified tech, but I know my way around computers. Most of the issues my friends and family encounter I can fix with ease.

So my friend calls me up and is telling me he thinks he has a virus. The computer keeps shutting down on him for no reason.

I get to his house and the first problem is really apparent. He has one of those old school wooden desks, with that stupid tower drawer on the side with no ventilation.

I explain to him his PC needs to "breath" and to either leave his door open or take it out of the tower drawer.

Go to turn the computer on, works for awhile and shuts down again. I take the tower out of the desk and look at it and the front grill looks funny.

I open the case up and the computer tower is just PACKED with animal hair. As it turns out his sister gave him this computer when she upgraded and she had like 6 cats.

There was so much hair, the case fan blades couldn't even move. A shop vac and a can of duster later and it works fine.

4 years, 9 months agoMichelanvalo posted on talesfromtechsupport.
May 10, 2016

If cleaning PCs for dust and hair is something you do regularly, I highly recommend investing in one of these. Way more powerful than canned air and never runs out (I was able to use mine to clear my deck of leaves). I have one at the office and one at home. They're great. Cheaper in the long term too.

Dusty PC [R]

4 years, 9 months agoMagicHamsta posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 9, 2016

What's the best way to clean my PC from dust? Quite a lot of it is piling up but I can't 'open up' my PC because of warranty stickers.

4 years, 9 months agoMagicHamsta posted on pcmasterrace.
May 9, 2016

('-')

This: http://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

Or compressed air cans.

Also what do you mean you can't "open up" your PC because of warranty stickers? It's a prebuilt?

Summer upgrade [R]

4 years, 9 months agoroylleh posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 8, 2016
4 years, 9 months agoroylleh posted on pcmasterrace.
May 8, 2016

Consider this.

How to clean dust in PC? [R]

4 years, 10 months agoThe_FriskyDingo posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 6, 2016

First: I don't post on Reddit a lot - how do I flair a post?

Now that I feel like an idiot, here's my question:

What's the most effective way to clean dust out of my PC? I can't just wipe my finger or hand across the computer, that would almost certainly kill something. My main problem is the GPU and fans, they're really dusty after just 4 months of having this PC.

Advice appreciated!

4 years, 10 months agoThe_FriskyDingo posted on pcmasterrace.
May 6, 2016

Yeah save yourself from buying multiple cans of air an invest in this DataVac

Daily Simple Questions Thread - May 05, 2016 [R]

4 years, 10 months agoNorther_Winslow posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 5, 2016

Got a simple question? Get a simple answer!

This thread is for all of the small and simple questions that you might have about computing that probably wouldn't work all too well as a standalone post. Software issues, build questions, game recommendations, post them here!

For the sake of helping others, please don't downvote questions! To help facilitate this, comments are sorted randomly for this post, so anyone's question can be seen and answered.

Want to see more Simple Question threads? Here's all of them for your browsing pleasure!

4 years, 10 months agoNorther_Winslow posted on pcmasterrace.
May 6, 2016

You're right, they can be. What happens is the little particles of dust that get pulled in can create a static charge, if that's discharged it could in theory damage your components. In practice I wouldn't worry about it too much. If you're keen on getting a blower/vacuum look for an antistatic version like this one http://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

They are more expensive but offer some protection.

If you're going to be cleaning once a month you shouldn't be building up a ton of dust. A can of air duster should get you through a few months cleaning. That's what I use.

If you notice dust around the side panels or around the openings here or there take a look at your fan configuration. this is a result of negative pressure in your case, you're exhausting more air than you're pulling in. This can be eliminated pretty much entirely by maintaining positive air pressure, adding an additional intake fan will usually get you there. If you have a more limited case a fan controller can be used to slow down your exhaust fans or speed up your intakes until you get the desired effect.

Filter your intakes. Search for magnetic fan filters. With any luck you should be able to just slap them on the outside of the intake fans, and still be able to get the case panels back on. This cuts out a huge amount of dust and take a few seconds to clean.

If your case needs to be on or near the floor vacuum regularly. At least a couple times a week. Keeping the environment dust free is the best first step to keeping your pc clean.

If you take the time once a month to give your machine a quick dusting with a can of duster it's gonna stay very clean and it won't be more than a 10 minute job for the life of your pc.

Daily Simple Questions Thread - May 05, 2016 [R]

4 years, 10 months agoTrazac posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 5, 2016

Got a simple question? Get a simple answer!

This thread is for all of the small and simple questions that you might have about computing that probably wouldn't work all too well as a standalone post. Software issues, build questions, game recommendations, post them here!

For the sake of helping others, please don't downvote questions! To help facilitate this, comments are sorted randomly for this post, so anyone's question can be seen and answered.

Want to see more Simple Question threads? Here's all of them for your browsing pleasure!

4 years, 10 months agoTrazac posted on pcmasterrace.
May 5, 2016

Get one of these, blow the shit out of everything.

Created a desk pc with 2 x Thermaltake P5. (Still in building phase and lights can be dimmed off course) [R]

4 years, 10 months agome909388 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
April 27, 2016
4 years, 10 months agome909388 posted on pcmasterrace.
April 27, 2016

Actually this is what we used: http://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

Which a lot cheaper than what you linked.

Created a desk pc with 2 x Thermaltake P5. (Still in building phase and lights can be dimmed off course) [R]

4 years, 10 months agoL3pje posted submission on pcmasterrace.
April 27, 2016
4 years, 10 months agoL3pje posted on pcmasterrace.
April 27, 2016

I personally use this one but they just blow :)

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=pdsimsbs2012?ie=UTF8&dpID=51F6SIpF39L&dpSrc=sims&preST=ACUL160SR160%2C160&refRID=1GPY5BYMPYFWRFZ9DKDD

PSA: Clean your Graphics card every once in a while. Got a 30°+ temperature decrease by removing three years worth of dust from the heat sink [R]

4 years, 10 months agophrostbyt posted submission on pcgaming.
April 26, 2016
4 years, 10 months agophrostbyt posted on pcgaming.
April 27, 2016

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

When a relative asks you to look at their ancient PC [R]

4 years, 10 months agosesstreets posted submission on pcmasterrace.
April 27, 2016
4 years, 10 months agosesstreets posted on pcmasterrace.
April 27, 2016

Look, I know we're all die hard against dust, but think of the environment AND your wallet at the same time and pickup one of these:

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=pdsbs601?ie=UTF8&dpID=51F6SIpF39L&dpSrc=sims&preST=ACUL160SR160%2C160_&refRID=03PT87D5HGNY530WCJ4J

Just make sure the PC is OFF and UNPLUGGED when you use this thing for best results.

My dad asked me to come over and clean his PC... [R]

4 years, 10 months agoPettaFile posted submission on pcmasterrace.
April 26, 2016
4 years, 10 months agoPettaFile posted on pcmasterrace.
April 27, 2016

Time for pops to get a DataVac

When a relative asks you to look at their ancient PC [R]

4 years, 10 months agoVioret posted submission on pcmasterrace.
April 27, 2016
4 years, 10 months agoVioret posted on pcmasterrace.
April 27, 2016

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr13?ie=UTF8&qid=1461760741&sr=8-3&keywords=Dust+blower

Buy this. Best investment you'll ever make.

"Why is my CPU getting so HOT?" [R]

4 years, 10 months agoTheBloodEagleX posted submission on pcmasterrace.
April 26, 2016
4 years, 10 months agoTheBloodEagleX posted on pcmasterrace.
April 27, 2016

I blow canned air onto both sides. That helps about 80% of it and a q-tip for the rest. It does take time like you said. The best alternative is using this (good investment): http://www.amazon.com/Metro-ED500-DataVac-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

Compressed Air Can vs Electric Duster [R]

4 years, 10 months agoManodactyl posted submission on buildapc.
April 19, 2016

So my rig is in a corner under my table and as a result, it builds up dust pretty quick on the vents (case is NZXT H440) and the fact that the entire apartment is carpeted doesn't help much. I wanted to know which is a better investment, compressed air cans or an electric duster. I've never used an electric duster but compressed air cans are getting more and more pricey and run out faster than I'd like. And if anyone can, please post recommended stuff from amazon, might as well use my Prime more often. I also plan to clean the thin layer of dust on my parts.

4 years, 10 months agoManodactyl posted on buildapc.
April 19, 2016

well compressed air cans are cheaper, but run out. An electric duster costs more upfront but will last you years. So it all depends on how often you are dusting stuff off with it.

MY PSU from early 2009 is still going strong. Should I be thinking about replacement? [R]

4 years, 10 months agoRaptor_007 posted submission on buildapc.
April 18, 2016

So back in 2009 I purchased a Corsair 750TX PSU, supposed to be one of the best at the time. It's lasted me through two complete rebuilds. I've had zero problems with it, but of course I'm well past warranty. Per what I've heard if your PSU fails you can potentially lose everything in your rig. Should I consider replacing it due to age (7 years now)? Or just keep on trucking?

4 years, 10 months agoRaptor_007 posted on buildapc.
April 18, 2016

I grabbed one of these on Amazon a few months back and am sooo glad I did. The output is incredible and constant, and it doesn't freeze your had. Seriously worth the investment.

When interests colide [R]

4 years, 10 months agotengen posted submission on AnimeFigures.
April 16, 2016
4 years, 10 months agotengen posted on AnimeFigures.
April 17, 2016

You're going to need one of these bad boys to keep all that micro-dust out of your figures.

Cleaning Tips [R]

4 years, 10 months agoMrRockyboxer posted submission on pcmasterrace.
April 16, 2016

Looking for some ways or tips to best clean the following. Yes I will be getting Gamer Gear Dust off REALLY! -GPU (the fans are always hard) -Case (I have Air 540) -Between RAM slots -Wrist guard cushion -Mousepad

4 years, 10 months agoMrRockyboxer posted on pcmasterrace.
April 16, 2016

Don't waste your money on those cans of compressed air. Get this.

It is ok to clean the PC/Laptop with this thing? Or it will create ionized air like the vacuum cleaners? [R]

4 years, 10 months agotkim91321 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
April 11, 2016
4 years, 10 months agotkim91321 posted on pcmasterrace.
April 11, 2016

DataVac: A tornado in your hand.

Best $60 I've spent.

Friend of mine was having issues with her CPU overheating. She sent me this this morning. [R]

4 years, 10 months agoJohnnyam92 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
April 10, 2016
4 years, 10 months agoJohnnyam92 posted on pcmasterrace.
April 11, 2016

She's going to need something a bit more powerful than compressed air cans....

Any recommendations on an air compressor? [R]

4 years, 10 months agoUberTheBlack posted submission on pcmasterrace.
April 11, 2016

Looking to get one to dust my PC every now and then. Anyone have any good recommendations that aren't to high priced (something in the $30-$50 range would be good).

Edit: went with the Metro. Thank you guys.

4 years, 10 months agoUberTheBlack posted on pcmasterrace.
April 11, 2016

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

I work as a tech at Microcenter - - AMA [R]

4 years, 10 months agoCareerRejection posted submission on buildapc.
April 10, 2016

I always see references to the place and figured I could answer a lot about what we can do and how we do it. I don't know if these sort of thing would be heard I'll sought after or not but am on my break right now! I've been here for two years, as both the guy who's fixes your stuff as well as who initially may work on it and check it for diagnostics. Obviously as such I know exactly how everything else works, especially the build your own department for those of you doing builds or having us do them for you...and obvious how to fix your screw ups Ask away!

EDIT: guys i dont know when or where they will open stores, sorry :D also the more specific the question the more in detail i can try to go.

EDIT: Specs for those that asked, most of this built, unfortunately, a few months to a few years before i worked there. : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/88nhsY

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

TypeItemPrice
CPUIntel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor$319.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU CoolerCorsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler$111.99 @ Newegg
MotherboardMSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard$122.98 @ Newegg
MemoryCorsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory$99.99 @ Best Buy
StorageIntel 730 Series 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$267.80 @ Amazon
StorageSeagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$44.65 @ Mac Mall
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB FTW ACX 2.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI)$339.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB FTW ACX 2.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI)$339.99 @ SuperBiiz
CaseCorsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case$107.99 @ Amazon
Power SupplyCorsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply$149.99 @ Amazon
Optical DriveAsus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer$13.99 @ Newegg
Optical DriveLG GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer$13.99 @ Newegg
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (64-bit)$124.75 @ OutletPC
Sound CardAsus Xonar Essence STX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card$179.89 @ B&H
MonitorAsus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor$141.98 @ Newegg
MonitorBenQ XL2410T 120Hz 23.6" Monitor-
KeyboardCorsair K70 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard$169.99 @ B&H
MouseSteelSeries Sensei Wired Laser Mouse$79.99 @ Newegg
HeadphonesSennheiser HD 650 Headphones$499.95 @ Adorama
SpeakersKlipsch ProMedia 2.1 120W 2.1ch Speakers-
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$3179.89
Mail-in rebates-$50.00
Total$3129.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-10 20:03 EDT-0400
4 years, 10 months agoCareerRejection posted on buildapc.
April 10, 2016

Every post I've seen about this usually suggests something like this.

canned air means CANNED AIR. [R]

4 years, 10 months agoThassodar posted submission on talesfromtechsupport.
April 9, 2016

Hello all - this is my first post on this forum, my colleague having only recently shown it to me. This story is 100% true, although I sincerely wish it wasn't.

One weekend in 2008 while on-call doing internal support for a mortgage company, I get a call from a remote underwriter. She tells me that due to a winter storm, she was working from home rather than the office today. As a result, she's using a desktop she has had for several years already, rather than her usual laptop.

Her complaint is that it is 'slow and noisy'. To demonstrate the noise, she held the phone up to the machine. I conceded that yes, it was indeed whirring audibly. I remoted in, and couldn't find anything seriously wrong with the machine, aside from it was old, and somewhat overwhelmed with the workload - it had 2gb of RAM and was running XP, with quite a lot of company pre-installed bloat, e.g. just enough memory to boot up and not much else. I told her there wasn't much I could do about the performance, but she should clean the machine out with some canned air, and check for random loose parts that could be rattling in the bottom of the machine. Satisfied, she hung up, agreeing she'd clean it out.

20 minutes later, she calls again, to inform me that the machine has stopped working all together. Nothing she could do would get it to turn back on again. She said it hadn't worked since she cleaned it out. Upset for her, and annoyed my advice had led to the problem, I sent her a shipping label to get the machine to me so I could fix it.

When the system arrived, I could not power it on either. I looked inside it to investigate, and found a nightmare - there was literally melted plastic everywhere. Some had dripped onto the CPU fan. One of the corners of the motherboard was drooping, like cheese on a TV commercial Whopper.

Immediately, I called the user.

"So, this machine is a goner, m'aam."

"Why? I did exactly as you said!"

"You used canned air?"

"I didn't have time to go to the store, I just used a hairdryer."

"...You what?"

"You know, a hairdryer? It blows air, and it got all the dust out."

"You used a hairdryer inside your desktop tower?"

"Yeah, and it scared me when it started making sparks."

"You had it plugged in while you were doing that?"

"I never turned it off, I didn't want to disconnect from the VPN."

4 years, 10 months agoThassodar posted on talesfromtechsupport.
April 9, 2016

I got one of these (non-affiliate link): http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

Never looked back, will never need a can of air again.

canned air means CANNED AIR. [R]

4 years, 10 months agoRansomOfThulcandra posted submission on talesfromtechsupport.
April 9, 2016

Hello all - this is my first post on this forum, my colleague having only recently shown it to me. This story is 100% true, although I sincerely wish it wasn't.

One weekend in 2008 while on-call doing internal support for a mortgage company, I get a call from a remote underwriter. She tells me that due to a winter storm, she was working from home rather than the office today. As a result, she's using a desktop she has had for several years already, rather than her usual laptop.

Her complaint is that it is 'slow and noisy'. To demonstrate the noise, she held the phone up to the machine. I conceded that yes, it was indeed whirring audibly. I remoted in, and couldn't find anything seriously wrong with the machine, aside from it was old, and somewhat overwhelmed with the workload - it had 2gb of RAM and was running XP, with quite a lot of company pre-installed bloat, e.g. just enough memory to boot up and not much else. I told her there wasn't much I could do about the performance, but she should clean the machine out with some canned air, and check for random loose parts that could be rattling in the bottom of the machine. Satisfied, she hung up, agreeing she'd clean it out.

20 minutes later, she calls again, to inform me that the machine has stopped working all together. Nothing she could do would get it to turn back on again. She said it hadn't worked since she cleaned it out. Upset for her, and annoyed my advice had led to the problem, I sent her a shipping label to get the machine to me so I could fix it.

When the system arrived, I could not power it on either. I looked inside it to investigate, and found a nightmare - there was literally melted plastic everywhere. Some had dripped onto the CPU fan. One of the corners of the motherboard was drooping, like cheese on a TV commercial Whopper.

Immediately, I called the user.

"So, this machine is a goner, m'aam."

"Why? I did exactly as you said!"

"You used canned air?"

"I didn't have time to go to the store, I just used a hairdryer."

"...You what?"

"You know, a hairdryer? It blows air, and it got all the dust out."

"You used a hairdryer inside your desktop tower?"

"Yeah, and it scared me when it started making sparks."

"You had it plugged in while you were doing that?"

"I never turned it off, I didn't want to disconnect from the VPN."

4 years, 10 months agoRansomOfThulcandra posted on talesfromtechsupport.
April 9, 2016

I recommend a DataVac: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001J4ZOAW/

They also have a model with ESD-safe attachments, if you're worried about that.

canned air means CANNED AIR. [R]

4 years, 10 months agoSmagjus posted submission on talesfromtechsupport.
April 9, 2016

Hello all - this is my first post on this forum, my colleague having only recently shown it to me. This story is 100% true, although I sincerely wish it wasn't.

One weekend in 2008 while on-call doing internal support for a mortgage company, I get a call from a remote underwriter. She tells me that due to a winter storm, she was working from home rather than the office today. As a result, she's using a desktop she has had for several years already, rather than her usual laptop.

Her complaint is that it is 'slow and noisy'. To demonstrate the noise, she held the phone up to the machine. I conceded that yes, it was indeed whirring audibly. I remoted in, and couldn't find anything seriously wrong with the machine, aside from it was old, and somewhat overwhelmed with the workload - it had 2gb of RAM and was running XP, with quite a lot of company pre-installed bloat, e.g. just enough memory to boot up and not much else. I told her there wasn't much I could do about the performance, but she should clean the machine out with some canned air, and check for random loose parts that could be rattling in the bottom of the machine. Satisfied, she hung up, agreeing she'd clean it out.

20 minutes later, she calls again, to inform me that the machine has stopped working all together. Nothing she could do would get it to turn back on again. She said it hadn't worked since she cleaned it out. Upset for her, and annoyed my advice had led to the problem, I sent her a shipping label to get the machine to me so I could fix it.

When the system arrived, I could not power it on either. I looked inside it to investigate, and found a nightmare - there was literally melted plastic everywhere. Some had dripped onto the CPU fan. One of the corners of the motherboard was drooping, like cheese on a TV commercial Whopper.

Immediately, I called the user.

"So, this machine is a goner, m'aam."

"Why? I did exactly as you said!"

"You used canned air?"

"I didn't have time to go to the store, I just used a hairdryer."

"...You what?"

"You know, a hairdryer? It blows air, and it got all the dust out."

"You used a hairdryer inside your desktop tower?"

"Yeah, and it scared me when it started making sparks."

"You had it plugged in while you were doing that?"

"I never turned it off, I didn't want to disconnect from the VPN."

4 years, 10 months agoSmagjus posted on talesfromtechsupport.
April 9, 2016

I bought one of these for home use. You may want to get ear protection with it but it does a pretty good job.

Outer fabric after 5 days. [R]

4 years, 11 months agok701 posted submission on oculus.
April 1, 2016
4 years, 11 months agok701 posted on oculus.
April 1, 2016

It actually doesn't and [I have a compressed air machine that's stronger than a normal can.] (http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1459522043&sr=8-1&keywords=compressed+air+machine)

Whats a good compressed air brand for cleaning a desktop? [R]

4 years, 11 months agoKoboldCoterie posted submission on gaming.
March 31, 2016

Whats a good brand of compressed air to use to remove dust that has accumulated on desktop hardware? What is a good brand I can find on Amazon, ideally with Prime shipping?

4 years, 11 months agoKoboldCoterie posted on gaming.
March 31, 2016

Consider something like this instead. It seems expensive, but canned air can't even begin to compare - this thing will clean dust out of places you didn't know existed.

Asked my dad for come compressed air to clean my rig. Came back with some max performance air. [R]

4 years, 11 months agoKravenKaos posted submission on pcmasterrace.
March 28, 2016
4 years, 11 months agoKravenKaos posted on pcmasterrace.
March 29, 2016

Just got one from Amazon (product link) last week. Thing blows like twenty of those dust off cans at one time.

It's a little pricey but canned air is expensive and now I can dust off as much as I want. Easily will make up the savings within months.

Asked my dad for come compressed air to clean my rig. Came back with some max performance air. [R]

4 years, 11 months agobluewolf37 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
March 28, 2016
4 years, 11 months agobluewolf37 posted on pcmasterrace.
March 28, 2016

I use this because it already has a way to block moisture just so you know the biggest problem using a regular compressor is condensation in the tank. There are filters to stop this.

Asked my dad for come compressed air to clean my rig. Came back with some max performance air. [R]

4 years, 11 months agooutlaw686 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
March 28, 2016
4 years, 11 months agooutlaw686 posted on pcmasterrace.
March 28, 2016

Small amounts of Water and oil are the problems with compressors. Better off to use a blower like the data vac

Asked my dad for come compressed air to clean my rig. Came back with some max performance air. [R]

4 years, 11 months agoreddit_reaper posted submission on pcmasterrace.
March 28, 2016
4 years, 11 months agoreddit_reaper posted on pcmasterrace.
March 28, 2016

I recommend buying this. Much stronger than any can and it's awesome Metro Vacuum ED500 DataVac 500-Watt 0.75-HP Electric Duster 120 volt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=cmswrotherawd_fTB-wbCXM4ZGY

Asked my dad for come compressed air to clean my rig. Came back with some max performance air. [R]

4 years, 11 months agojam-a-szenis posted submission on pcmasterrace.
March 28, 2016
4 years, 11 months agojam-a-szenis posted on pcmasterrace.
March 28, 2016

forget compressed air - http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1459204856&sr=8-1&keywords=metro+blower

get one of these bad boyz and it pays for itself very quickler

Asked my dad for come compressed air to clean my rig. Came back with some max performance air. [R]

4 years, 11 months agoaP1atypus posted submission on pcmasterrace.
March 28, 2016
4 years, 11 months agoaP1atypus posted on pcmasterrace.
March 28, 2016

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

Asked my dad for come compressed air to clean my rig. Came back with some max performance air. [R]

4 years, 11 months agoaP1atypus posted submission on pcmasterrace.
March 28, 2016
4 years, 11 months agoaP1atypus posted on pcmasterrace.
March 28, 2016

PSA: get a cheap air compressor and stop wasting money on weak ass canisters.

Edit: My suggestion

Asked my dad for come compressed air to clean my rig. Came back with some max performance air. [R]

4 years, 11 months agoBarnhardt1 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
March 28, 2016
4 years, 11 months agoBarnhardt1 posted on pcmasterrace.
March 28, 2016

We have a little blower at work that we call the mini leaf blower, it's the most awesome thing ever.

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr14?ie=UTF8&qid=1459197169&sr=8-4&keywords=electronics+duster

Dust be gone! [R]

4 years, 11 months agoVehlin posted submission on pcmasterrace.
March 28, 2016
4 years, 11 months agoVehlin posted on pcmasterrace.
March 28, 2016

I used one of these http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1459143578&sr=8-1&keywords=datavac+ed500+electric+duster

Safe to say it's time to dust my PC [R]

4 years, 11 months agoMikerinokappachino posted submission on pcmasterrace.
March 27, 2016
4 years, 11 months agoMikerinokappachino posted on pcmasterrace.
March 28, 2016

I bought one of these a little while back because I got tired of dealing with canned air. If you have the spare cash just trust me, this thing is awesome.

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1459143578&sr=8-1&keywords=datavac+ed500+electric+duster

"My laptop won't turn on because I have a virus" [R]

4 years, 11 months agopunzada posted submission on techsupportgore.
March 19, 2016
4 years, 11 months agopunzada posted on techsupportgore.
March 19, 2016

We use these in our shop. Work perfect for cleaning out PC components and saved tons vs compressed air cans.

How to build a new PC with less anxiety when it doesn't boot first go [R]

4 years, 11 months agoctrl_alt_deletekin posted submission on pcmasterrace.
March 18, 2016

Posted this into another thread and thought it may be useful to people as its own post; bearing in mind that whilst a PC can be fully built in one go, if it doesn't fire up first go this is the troubleshooting order to run through before anything else.

Building a PC goes like this:

  1. RTFM :)
  2. Mount MB, CPU and PSU
  3. Plug monitor, KB & mouse into MB
  4. Power on. Get RAM error. Power off
  5. Add RAM. Power on. Get No OS error
  6. Add GPU. Plug monitor into GPU. Get No OS error
  7. Connect HDD. Power on. Get No OS error
  8. Congratulations. Your PC works. Install OS

If your PC fails anywhere between steps 1 & 6, the last component you added is possibly faulty. Check seating/connections/cables/fan connections.

Edit: courtesy of /u/ak47_killstreak - highly recommend buying something like one of these mini speakers when you do your order if your case doesn't have an inbuilt PC speaker. Super helpful for determining faults (e.g: no KB connected, RAM failure, etc...)

Also, some AMD AM3/3+ motherboards may not have an integrated GPU - and therefore no monitor output, in which case the above mini PC speaker will be useful in the event that your PC refuses to work as intended.

2nd Edit: added new 1st step

4 years, 11 months agoctrl_alt_deletekin posted on pcmasterrace.
March 18, 2016

I bought this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001J4ZOAW?psc=1&redirect=true&ref=ohauidetailpageo06_s00

Dust, what to do [R]

4 years, 11 months agoenemy1g posted submission on pcmasterrace.
March 17, 2016

Hi people,

I've got allot of electronics in my house, and my PC seems to be drawing dust like a vacuumcleaner. I literally have to clean out my pc every week. Any recommendations how to...make it attract less dust/clean it properly?

4 years, 11 months agoenemy1g posted on pcmasterrace.
March 17, 2016

Keep it elevated, on top of a desk is the best. Make sure your rooms are vacuumed, and keep open bottles of water (or other liquids) out of the same room. Invest in one of these, they're awesome.

I've moved my PC twice, and have had it for 3+ years, and don't suffer from massive dust problems.

Why does my Wii U sometimes have a blinking red light? [R]

4 years, 11 months agoMarch 16, 2016

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4 years, 11 months agoSerialtoon posted on wiiu.
March 16, 2016

I've worked in the IT Infrastructure field for over 15 years. To clean my personal electronics i use THIS

User fills laptop with WD40 [R]

4 years, 11 months agoTheDarkIn1978 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
March 14, 2016
4 years, 11 months agoTheDarkIn1978 posted on pcmasterrace.
March 14, 2016

Here. Expensive canned air is so unnecessary. Spread the word.

Did a few upgrades.... [R]

4 years, 11 months agoJuts posted submission on watercooling.
March 11, 2016
4 years, 11 months agoJuts posted on watercooling.
March 12, 2016

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

These work very well.

[CPU Cooler] Deepcool Lucifer V2 - $29.99 (MSRP $64-25-10MIR) [R]

4 years, 11 months agodotareddit posted submission on buildapcsales.
March 11, 2016
4 years, 11 months agodotareddit posted on buildapcsales.
March 11, 2016

Yup,

here it is:

  • http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

I have had mine for around 5 years and its going strong.

its a bit loud, but makes quick work out of dusting and overall cleaning for cases/components.

Be careful with canned gas cleaners and windowed sidepanels. [R]

5 years agoMarch 1, 2016

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5 years agoBad_Demon posted on buildapc.
March 2, 2016

Everyone here using cans can ascend.

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

Be careful with canned gas cleaners and windowed sidepanels. [R]

5 years agoMarch 1, 2016

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5 years agorandomthrill posted on buildapc.
March 2, 2016

An electric duster was one of my best purchases ever.

www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

(There is an ESD safe model (black) for a bit more, but there doesn't seem to be any available on amazon currently. Which is the model I personally bought.)

edit I see I'm not the first to recommend a DataVac. Oh well, it's still worth mentioning.

Be careful with canned gas cleaners and windowed sidepanels. [R]

5 years agoMarch 1, 2016

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5 years agoxust- posted on buildapc.
March 1, 2016

I have one of THESE, and it's pretty awesome.

Routine cleaning frequency and methods? [R]

5 years agoMarch 1, 2016

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5 years agoblacketj posted on buildapc.
March 1, 2016

Quite a bit more upfront, but if you plan on dusting an a very regular basis, you should consider an electric duster.

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/

[Build Complete] I think I'm finally done with it. $4000 build. [R]

5 years agoAnton_O posted submission on buildapc.
Feb. 25, 2016

Pics: http://imgur.com/a/NYrQK

Part List: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zmFJjX

This is my first build, and despite a few regrets I'm quite satisfied with how it turned out. It was definitely a learning experience.

5 years agoAnton_O posted on buildapc.
Feb. 26, 2016

ED500 DataVac

Don't waste money on canned air

DIY Cleaning Slime [R]

5 years agoCpt_Wolf posted submission on lifehacks.
Feb. 24, 2016
5 years agoCpt_Wolf posted on lifehacks.
Feb. 24, 2016

Can of air? Please...

Left earbud problem - the sound is way quieter than from the right earbud. Xiaomi Piston 3 [R]

5 years agoFeb. 24, 2016

I purchased the Pistons 3 in JD store. They were really fine, good quality, etc. However, after using them for 2 months, the left earbud started playing music way quieter, even on max volume. I thought it was because maybe of the earwax or something but I cleaned it up nicely and it didn't work.

Any recommendations of what to do with them? Should I bother opening the left earbud up or just purchase different set of earphones?

Cheers

5 years agouped145 posted on headphones.
Feb. 24, 2016

Have you cleaned inside of the actual nozzle? The main problem seems to be buildup inside the channel for a lot of people. I had this exact same problem and what I used was a duster (http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW) and it seemed to fix the issue

How do you clean your PC? [R]

5 years agoFeb. 22, 2016

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5 years agodnoth posted on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 22, 2016

www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

I'll see your canned air and raise you with this [R]

5 years agoundead77 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 20, 2016
5 years agoundead77 posted on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 20, 2016

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1456015512&sr=8-1&keywords=datavac

I use this, worth every penny. Once you use it 3-4 times, it's already paid for itself vs regular cans of air.

I'll see your canned air and raise you with this [R]

5 years agoJuki3 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 20, 2016
5 years agoJuki3 posted on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 20, 2016

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

One of the best things ive ever bought. Screw those canned air things.

We lost a brother to coffee today [R]

5 years agoPettaFile posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 18, 2016
5 years agoPettaFile posted on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 18, 2016

Wow...you paid for air. Thats some console shit....get a DataVac. Save money, paid for itself in a little over a year. I blow out EVERYTHING with it.

[NSFMR] This one grew a winter coat for winter... [R]

5 years agoPettaFile posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 16, 2016
5 years agoPettaFile posted on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 16, 2016

Wow, pc masterrace? Nah, master race buys a DataVac AND actually uses it.

You are fucking disgusting. Shame!

Cleaning a pc question. [R]

5 years agoFeb. 12, 2016

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5 years agosamfreez posted on techsupport.
Feb. 12, 2016

Oooh! Get yourself a Metro Datavac ED500!

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

Best purchase I made. I've had the thing for 6 or so years now, and it's wonderful. No more need to buy canned air, and it also works as a blower in general, so I personally have used it to clean my car, my driveway, my porch and general dust around the house to GREAT effect.

It's more expensive than canned air, but over the course of your life, you'd spend a TON more on cans of air than you would by paying upfront for something like this.

Preferred brush/duster for cleaning figures? [R]

5 years agotengen posted submission on AnimeFigures.
Feb. 10, 2016

I've been pretty bad about dusting my figures, and they now have a thin layer of dust on them ): I plan on dusting them all off this weekend, so are there any recommended brands or types of brushes/dusters? I remember reading that a lot of people like using makeup brushes, but which ones? The big, fluffy kabuki brushes? Are there any that I might be able to pick up at target instead of needing to go to Sephora?

5 years agotengen posted on AnimeFigures.
Feb. 10, 2016

I use a Metro DataVac which doubles as a de-duster for my computer, a leaf blower, and a lint-removal tool for my clothes.

TIFU by blowing on my food [R]

5 years agoMASerra posted submission on tifu.
Feb. 8, 2016

My pasta was too hot to eat so I decided to blow on it. Then I saw my can of compressed air sitting on my desk. I now have pasta all over myself, the floor, and the walls. I am not a smart man.

5 years agoMASerra posted on tifu.
Feb. 9, 2016

Canned air is so yesterday. You should get into the big leagues. I got this thing: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001J4ZOAW?psc=1&redirect=true&ref=ohauisearchdetailpage

From Amazon. It is called a 'vacuum', but it is really a blower. It is like constant canned air on steroids. It is about twice or three times as powerful as canned air, it never runs out and it never gets too cold. Plus, just air, no poison. With this sucker, you could blow away your food, get rid of the plate and clean off your whole desk. Then blow dry your hair.

So my friend brought over his PC.. [R]

5 years, 1 month agom_d_h posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Jan. 29, 2016
5 years, 1 month agom_d_h posted on pcmasterrace.
Jan. 30, 2016

Get yourself the DataVac

Essential reloading bench tool: manual air puffer [R]

5 years, 1 month agoJan. 26, 2016

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5 years, 1 month agoDarthyogurt posted on reloading.
Jan. 27, 2016

Even bigger: Metro Vacuum ED500 DataVac 500-Watt 0.75-HP Electric Duster 120 volt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=cmswrotherawd_PRoQwbS3CX0SZ

Can use it to blast particles out of barrels, clean computers and blow leaves away in autumn.

Remember to clean your air filters regularly [R]

5 years, 1 month agokami77 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Jan. 26, 2016
5 years, 1 month agokami77 posted on pcmasterrace.
Jan. 27, 2016

I use one of these http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

It is positively glorious for cleaning out PCs.

Canned air is for peasants.

Overheating problem causing PC to crash [R]

5 years, 1 month agolycrox posted submission on techsupport.
Jan. 26, 2016

http://imgur.com/AhkU4Yz

Problem with my computer crashing anywhere between 2-5 times a day. When it crashes the screen just goes black and I have to turn the PC off then back on.

My cpu temperatures went up to the high 90c all I was doing when it went to this temptation was using chrome watching a stream managed to see my cpu temperature spike to this and closed chrome and it went back down to idle temp which is around 65-70

Computer is 4 years old only past month had a problem with these crashes

5 years, 1 month agolycrox posted on techsupport.
Jan. 26, 2016

Ok cool thought that woudl be the case as some motherboards have a second fan for CPU for cases of aftermarket coolers.

For removing dust I use an air compressor if you don't have access to one you could try one of the following:

  • Compressed air in a can
  • DATA-VAC

Whatever you use make sure it has a plastic end too protect your machine from ESD.

Do you know how to replace the thermal paste?

What do you use to store your computer parts in your car? I need something a bit more organized than the cardboard boxes I'm using [R]

5 years, 1 month agofencepost_ajm posted submission on computertechs.
Jan. 19, 2016

I have tons of Ethernet cables, switches, router, other various cables, and tons of other parts.

5 years, 1 month agofencepost_ajm posted on computertechs.
Jan. 24, 2016

Don't carry cans of compressed air, carry a DataVac blower: http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/

How to make cleaning slime for electronics : Yes, you can clean with slime using this recipe. [R]

5 years, 1 month agoPokiarchy posted submission on howto.
Jan. 18, 2016
5 years, 1 month agoPokiarchy posted on howto.
Jan. 18, 2016

Those nooks can get nasty and properly cleaning a keyboard is a serious time sink.

But what I find works best is a microfiber cloth and one of these.

Any place that I can access an air compressor to clean my pc? [R]

5 years, 1 month agothreeLetterMeyhem posted submission on ColoradoSprings.
Jan. 12, 2016

Edit: Thanks for all the tips! I ended up going to a local computer shop a few blocks away, Got my computer cleaned out for a few bucks!

As the title says, I'm looking for a place I can take my PC and use an air compressor to clean it out. My power supply died this past Sunday, so I figured I could do some deep cleaning while I wait a few weeks to save enough for a new PSU.

Compressed air cans just don't have enough to do a good deep through cleaning. :/

5 years, 1 month agothreeLetterMeyhem posted on ColoradoSprings.
Jan. 13, 2016

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

A bit pricey, but holy crap it was worth it.

See if one of the local shops (PCBrokers or CompuXParts) will let you use their compressors to clean it out. PCBrokers use to do it free of charge the last time I was there - but that was over 10 years ago.

[Duster] METRO ED-500 DataVac - $57.99 ($79.99-$22.00=$57.99) [R]

5 years, 1 month agodthai17 posted submission on buildapcsales.
Jan. 13, 2016
5 years, 1 month agodthai17 posted on buildapcsales.
Jan. 13, 2016

this is the standard price on amazon

My Mom's PC Sounded Like an Old Man With Emphysema. [R]

5 years, 1 month agoSpankingViolet posted submission on techsupportgore.
Jan. 9, 2016
5 years, 1 month agoSpankingViolet posted on techsupportgore.
Jan. 9, 2016

For the future

How do I clean my pc? [R]

5 years, 1 month agoOvaron posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Jan. 8, 2016

I've had my pc for 2ish years now and I've seen some horror pictures of dirty pc insides. What is the safest and most reliable things I can do to keep it working well and get the dust out?

5 years, 1 month agoOvaron posted on pcmasterrace.
Jan. 8, 2016

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1452308690&sr=8-1&keywords=data+vac

Buy that, blow the crap out of your PC. Make sure to stop your fans from spinning freely because it can make them spin faster than they were designed for. I bought one years ago and not buying canned air has paid for itself.

Qatar TCN [R]

5 years, 1 month agomeepketo posted submission on AirForce.
Jan. 5, 2016

So rumors have been floating around that I might be heading to Al Udeid for TCN duty and was wondering if bringing my xbox one is really worth it. I've heard that wi fi is pretty hit and miss but maybe there is someone that has taken their console with them that might want to give me a little insight.

Also a buddy of mine might be going as well and since I've also heard that we have roommates and we're hoping that we might get roomed together. Is that a possibility? Do we get to request roommates or is it just random?

5 years, 1 month agomeepketo posted on AirForce.
Jan. 5, 2016

I'd lean on the side of taking what you want, and cleaning it religiously. If you regularly dust out your computer once every 4 months, do it once a week instead.

Get one of these and take your gaming machine http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

Careful when cleaning your keyboard with a lit candle nearby... [R]

5 years, 1 month agoJan. 4, 2016
5 years, 1 month agoBad_Demon posted on pcmasterrace.
Jan. 5, 2016

worth every penny.

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1451972809&sr=8-1&keywords=datavac

Careful when cleaning your keyboard with a lit candle nearby... [R]

5 years, 1 month agoJan. 4, 2016
5 years, 1 month agoIn_Dying_Arms posted on pcmasterrace.
Jan. 4, 2016

Or stop wasting your money on canned air, and get one of these bad boys.

Keyboard cleaning [R]

5 years, 1 month agoArkwoman1990 posted submission on Unexpected.
Jan. 4, 2016
5 years, 1 month agoArkwoman1990 posted on Unexpected.
Jan. 4, 2016

Tis why i use this: http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr12?ie=UTF8&qid=1451945541&sr=8-2&keywords=datavac+vacuum best electric duster ever

PSA: Clean your Graphics card every once in a while. Got a 30°+ temperature decrease by removing three years worth of dust from the heat sink [R]

5 years, 2 months agonssone posted submission on pcgaming.
Jan. 2, 2016
5 years, 2 months agonssone posted on pcgaming.
Jan. 3, 2016

Invest in one of these and use it regularly.

PSA: Clean your Graphics card every once in a while. Got a 30°+ temperature decrease by removing three years worth of dust from the heat sink [R]

5 years, 2 months agohustleman posted submission on pcgaming.
Jan. 2, 2016
5 years, 2 months agohustleman posted on pcgaming.
Jan. 2, 2016

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

PSA: Clean your Graphics card every once in a while. Got a 30°+ temperature decrease by removing three years worth of dust from the heat sink [R]

5 years, 2 months agoTwwIX posted submission on pcgaming.
Jan. 2, 2016
5 years, 2 months agoTwwIX posted on pcgaming.
Jan. 2, 2016

You should do it every few weeks. Especially if you have pets.

Canned air is a big waste of money.

Get yourself something like this instead http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1451765928&sr=8-1&keywords=electric+air+vac

Maybe I should send my buddy a few cans of air duster. [R]

5 years, 2 months agoPhenrix posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 31, 2015
5 years, 2 months agoPhenrix posted on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 31, 2015

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

THIS

Concerning cleaning my Alienware 15 [R]

5 years, 2 months agonathan118 posted submission on Alienware.
Dec. 31, 2015

Hello crazy gamers around here... So, I've had my Alienware 15R1 for like... 3 months and I'm noticing some dust specks on the edges of keyboard keys (I assume some has already gotten down) and the, hell! The T-pad buttons are full of dust.

So I'm having two or three questions; the first: Is it safe, or, has anyone else tried popping off the keyboard keys for the sake of cleaning only? If I need to clean it, do I have to disassemble the whole thing? I hope not,

the second: Would the dust on my touch pad affect any sort of performance? Would it cause the keys to be rough in the future? If there's a need to remove such dust, how can I remove the mouse/pad buttons?,

concerning the fans... Do I need to clean them? If so, can I just use my blower to blow it from outside? Or this would push the dust into the fans and cause serious problems?

Do I lose any sort of warranty when I disassemble the machine?

5 years, 2 months agonathan118 posted on Alienware.
Dec. 31, 2015

I highly recommend something like this:

Metro Vacuum ED500 DataVac 500-Watt 0.75-HP Electric Duster 120 volt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=cmswrotherawd_gAwHwb17S61QZ

Can blow out those keys and fans without taking anything apart.

I can also recommend a solution of half rubbing alcohol and half distilled water for cleaning the outside, wrist rests, and screen.

The client was saying that he was hearing weird noises, then the computer shut down itself. I spent 2 hours cleaning it. [R]

5 years, 2 months agoDev04 posted submission on techsupportgore.
Dec. 30, 2015
5 years, 2 months agoDev04 posted on techsupportgore.
Dec. 31, 2015

I'm a big fan of [this...] (http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=pdsim606?ie=UTF8&dpID=41Cp8R4LZ9L&dpSrc=sims&preST=ACUL160SR160%2C160_&refRID=1ZFDRCAFYA8014DSD9PR) Haven't tried the one you listed, but this is super portable and has a decently long cord. Doesn't have a vacuum feature though.

The client was saying that he was hearing weird noises, then the computer shut down itself. I spent 2 hours cleaning it. [R]

5 years, 2 months agoomarfw posted submission on techsupportgore.
Dec. 30, 2015
5 years, 2 months agoomarfw posted on techsupportgore.
Dec. 31, 2015

get yourself a datavac if cleaning PCs is part of your job. canned air is too expensive for how much you get.

So, my brother in law's PS3 was making an extremely loud noise [R]

5 years, 2 months agoConradBHart42 posted submission on gaming.
Dec. 28, 2015
5 years, 2 months agoConradBHart42 posted on gaming.
Dec. 29, 2015

It's not nearly as bad as it looks. Most of that dust is on parts that dissipate heat more than adequately without any airflow.

There are two real sources of noise to worry about on a PS3: The back fan may have just worn out, or the optical drive has an unbalanced disc in it. If the disc is fine, the drive is probably going out. There shouldn't be any other moving parts in those things.

Since you have it open though, may as well hit that thing with a swiffer for the clumps and then some compressed air (one of these if you're feeling like getting a new power tool) out on the porch for the rest.

Does too much gaming degrade your laptop's performance over time? [R]

5 years, 2 months agojuventus1 posted submission on NoStupidQuestions.
Dec. 28, 2015

So I know nothing about computers, but I was thinking recently. On my old laptop, I played a lot of games (League of Legends, Path of Exile, and some Paradox games). Over 3 years, the performance got worse and worse. I eventually got the machine replaced, and now I have a new laptop.

I was wondering: could too much gaming, and its demands on the machine's processor, memory, and other stuff, damage the computer over time? Similar to how too much blood pressure forces the heart to work harder and eventually leads to the heart's remodeling, and diastolic heart failure?

5 years, 2 months agojuventus1 posted on NoStupidQuestions.
Dec. 28, 2015

Use compressed air or something like this.

Make sure you don't spin the fans super fast, and if you use canned air make sure you keep the can level and spray in short bursts.

Buy a dusk mask and save your lungs! [R]

5 years, 2 months agosimpletrick posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 27, 2015

Its that time of year again where we got some new pc parts for christmas, but most of us skip out on cleaning our PC's and for good reason, no one wants to deal with the dust that just shoots out of our PC's. but this is where i recommend my fellow PC bretheren buy a dust mask, you can get them at any hardware store for a pack of 4 it costs $2.50. Wearing a dusk mask will keep those nasty particles out of your lungs while you safely clean out your rig. These dust particles can cause lung infection as well, so safety first!

5 years, 2 months agosimpletrick posted on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 27, 2015

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

Pick one of these up. You will never need to buy canned again. It takes 30 seconds to do a quick clean once a week.

How do you clean your PC? [R]

5 years, 2 months agodnoth posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 27, 2015

I've seen multiple posts about how to clean your PC but they're all satire. My guess is just taking compressed air and blowing the first off but that won't clean fans and heat sinks. What do you do to clean your PC?

5 years, 2 months agodnoth posted on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 27, 2015

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

The IT Repair Bag [R]

5 years, 2 months agoNorthern_Ensiferum posted submission on computertechs.
Dec. 22, 2015

I've been doing some IT consulting and repair on the side for years. Through trial and error, I've been creating an Amazon wishlist for the "ultimate" computer repair bag to help friends who are getting into the business. I've decided to share this list in hope that fellow Redditors will find it helpful :)

And a question for the community: What would you add/remove/change from this list? Feel free to post your ideas and I'll make the changes.

List is here!

5 years, 2 months agoNorthern_Ensiferum posted on computertechs.
Dec. 22, 2015

Buying a Metrovac was one of the best things I've ever done for my home gear:

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr15?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1450813981&sr=1-5&keywords=air+blower

It's on sale for 56$! Never need to buy canned air again! WEeeeeeeeee

Suggestions on an air compressor? [R]

5 years, 2 months agoSPARTANsui posted submission on AutoDetailing.
Dec. 21, 2015

Hi yall!

Looking to buy an air compressor for cleaning out vents and what not. Saw a deal and needed some more info before I decide to purchase it. I searched and read up on this post before posting.

The DeWalt 2.5 Gal. Portable Electric Heavy Duty 200 PSI Quiet Trim Air Compressor what I'm currently eyeing.

At the moment, I'm stuck between buying the 1 gal and the 2.5 gal.

I plan on using the air compressor only for at-home and mobile detailing.

Any suggestions/opinions/recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks!

5 years, 2 months agoSPARTANsui posted on AutoDetailing.
Dec. 21, 2015

I think the Metro Vacuum will fit the bill. It's what I use for my car and computers. Works great, a lot quieter than an air compressor and really portable, but still powerful.

Good air compressor for cleaning out dust? [R]

5 years, 2 months agodnoth posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 20, 2015

Looking for a good air compressor to clean out mine and my families PCs, any recommendations?

5 years, 2 months agodnoth posted on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 20, 2015

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

There was a pop, and my 7950 was gone. The end of something is often the beginning of something new: R9 380 4GB [R]

5 years, 2 months agoLazy_Physics_Student posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 19, 2015
5 years, 2 months agoLazy_Physics_Student posted on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 19, 2015

like a mini leaf blower, an electric duster

Except I need one that works with 230 Volt, 50Hz input.

There was a pop, and my 7950 was gone. The end of something is often the beginning of something new: R9 380 4GB [R]

5 years, 2 months agoLazy_Physics_Student posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 19, 2015
5 years, 2 months agoLazy_Physics_Student posted on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 19, 2015

No, I mean like this.

I'd prefer the solution I only have to buy once.

There was a pop, and my 7950 was gone. The end of something is often the beginning of something new: R9 380 4GB [R]

5 years, 2 months agoLazy_Physics_Student posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 19, 2015
5 years, 2 months agoLazy_Physics_Student posted on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 19, 2015

This post makes me fear for my 7950 now, I can't really afford to replace the guy, I've had mine for almost 3.5 years now.

Question: did yours idle around 57-60^o C? (Case temp: 35^o C, CPU Idle: 45-55^o C)

I'm planning on getting a bunch of extra case fans and one of those reverse vacuums so I can clean out the heatsink a bit.

PC Cleaning / Air cans [R]

5 years, 2 months agoIskaryotes posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 19, 2015

Hi PCMR, I was looking online for a can of compressed air to undust my computer. I haven't fully undusted it in about 4 months. I was wondering if you guys have any recommendations for products regarding compressed air. Keep in mind, I won't be using it too often and it should be under 10-15 dollars. Thank you so much mpatel00

5 years, 2 months agoIskaryotes posted on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 19, 2015

This may not fit your budget, but it is definitely worth the investment. I've never had to spend another dime on compressed air and it is much, much more powerful and effective.

Recommend a cheap PC vaccum/dustcleaner? [R]

5 years, 2 months agotwiztedice posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 17, 2015
5 years, 2 months agotwiztedice posted on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 17, 2015

[This] (http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr12?ie=UTF8&qid=1450364785&sr=8-2&keywords=pc+vacuum) alot of people like it but i stick to canned air personally. ALSO dont use a normal vacuum because it can cause some nasty static charge and possibly cause a short.

how do you clean PC [R]

5 years, 2 months agoDec. 14, 2015

Mine is very dusty how do you clean it with what ?

5 years, 2 months agoundead77 posted on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 14, 2015

I use - http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1450135476&sr=8-1&keywords=datavac

Thing is amazing. Twice the power of a can of 'air'. Pays for itself after like two cleaning cycles. I use to buy 3-packs of those cans of air, for like $15 dollars or more, then I had to use all the cans at once, since they freeze up and stop working after 20 seconds.

How often do you open up your PC and clean the dust out? [R]

5 years, 2 months agoTruwiz posted submission on buildapc.
Dec. 11, 2015
5 years, 2 months agoTruwiz posted on buildapc.
Dec. 12, 2015

i swear by this thing bought one over 5 years ago and still works like new, worth the cost, since you dont throw it away

How often do you open up your PC and clean the dust out? [R]

5 years, 2 months agoArkwoman1990 posted submission on buildapc.
Dec. 11, 2015
5 years, 2 months agoArkwoman1990 posted on buildapc.
Dec. 11, 2015

Every month i use this: http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

It's a very good electric duster

I went about a year and a half without cleaning my computer, until today. I mistook my radiator for a creature. [R]

5 years, 2 months agopcrnt8 posted submission on techsupportgore.
Dec. 9, 2015
5 years, 2 months agopcrnt8 posted on techsupportgore.
Dec. 10, 2015

This was from ~5 months ago. This was from about ~6-7 months ago.

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When you clean a lot, the cleaning becomes easier. I wrote a whole thing about it here. But to add to this, every month or two, I use the brush attachment I was talking about. I take all my components (except my CPU and case fans) out and I use the brush+air to get inside the PCI slots and ram slots and around all the heat sinks. Like I said, cleaning more often makes the cleaning process in general easier.

&nbsp;

This isn't the one I bought, but it has really good reviews on Amazon, and I have seen a couple guys over at PCMR recommending it.

[Discussion] What are the most underrated accessories? [R]

5 years, 2 months agoRaajik posted submission on buildapc.
Dec. 10, 2015

For example, I just bought a headphone mount that I stuck to the side of my tower to hang my headphones on. Game changer!

5 years, 2 months agoRaajik posted on buildapc.
Dec. 10, 2015

I've got that same one and can confirm it's excellent. Here's a much better price for it though (in the US, at least):

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1449761796&sr=8-1&keywords=metro+datavac

Alternative to cans of compressed air [R]

5 years, 2 months agoMoose_Nuts posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 9, 2015

Rather than buying cans of compressed air, can you buy small, handheld 'air blowers' that do the same thing essentially?

5 years, 2 months agoMoose_Nuts posted on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 9, 2015

Yep! I got this one and it's amazing! Paid for itself already.

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr12?ie=UTF8&qid=1449697873&sr=8-2&keywords=computer+vac

Cleaning a Uwell Crown Sub Ohm Tank? [R]

5 years, 2 months agoCryptoVaper posted submission on electronic_cigarette.
Dec. 8, 2015

It's about that time where I am going to put a new (prebuilt) coil in my tank, and I was just wondering how most of you go about it? I can fully disassemble it, so I was thinking of just letting the components sit in a bag of rubbing alcohol for a while then rinsing it with hot water then letting it dry. Is this a good way to go about it or is it the wrong way to go?

Update: Thanks for all the advise everyone! Rinsing all components with hot water then giving it a good Vodka soak worked very well once the vodka evaporated. Really appreciated all the help guys!

5 years, 2 months agoCryptoVaper posted on electronic_cigarette.
Dec. 9, 2015

I use this electric duster. It blows all moisture out of my just-washed tanks and drippers.

Where can I buy a can of compressed air? [R]

5 years, 2 months agoDec. 6, 2015

I live near Douglass and don't have a car, so preferably somewhere within a reasonable walking distance from campus. Thanks!

5 years, 2 months agotkim91321 posted on rutgers.
Dec. 7, 2015

If you plan on needing more in the future, I highly recommend the below.

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr12?ie=UTF8&qid=1301814989&sr=8-2

It's currently on sale and it is Prime eligible. That thing is a tornado in a handheld device.

[Disscussion] What are the essential products/routines of PC maintenance in terms of dust/dirt? [R]

5 years, 2 months agoManodactyl posted submission on buildapc.
Dec. 4, 2015

Hey r/buildapc,

I built my first PC over the summer and so far am loving it. However, I have this worry that creeps into my mind from time to time about it getting really dusty after a while. I have a Fractal Define S and clean the dust screens periodically, but am not sure how to best go about maintaining the inside of the case. Ideally I'd like to find in a thorough and efficient way to maintain it so it's not too much of a chore that I will dread it every week.

I've read people mentioning compressed air as a good way to clean, are there any other products that are also good to use? Basically I'd love any input you fine folks have on a kit of essentials to keep the case clean and staying clean.

Thanks in advance to any suggestions you may have, I'm a noob at this so guidance would be appreciated.

5 years, 2 months agoManodactyl posted on buildapc.
Dec. 4, 2015

every week? that's a bit excessive IMO. I do all mine every 6 months or so. What I do is take the tower outside and fire up the air compressor and blow all the dust out. If you don't have an air compressor, and don't want to keep buying cans of compressed air, these work pretty good.

Best way to clean PC without compressed air? [R]

5 years, 3 months agoKoboldCoterie posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 2, 2015

Hello fellow users, anyone can link me to a vídeo on how to clean my pc without compressed air? Can't buy dust-off on any store on Brazil and such, thanks!

5 years, 3 months agoKoboldCoterie posted on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 2, 2015

Water should do the trick.

Seriously, though - consider something like this lovely product. Don't need to get one that expensive, but they're basically small reverse vacuums (they use vacuum motors, even) that have glorious output. Bought one a year ago for $30 and haven't looked back, and it should be available anywhere, even where compressed air isn't.

Purchased a cheap 7.2V Dirt Devil to clean my loud Launch Day Ave [R]

5 years, 3 months agoNov. 29, 2015

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5 years, 3 months agoMapleStoryPSN posted on PS4.
Nov. 29, 2015

You're doing it wrong.

This is what you needed (and what I use).

"Rack" in my Home Office [R]

5 years, 3 months agoSPARTANsui posted submission on cableporn.
Nov. 27, 2015
5 years, 3 months agoSPARTANsui posted on cableporn.
Nov. 27, 2015

Nice, I like the workbench and your custom rack. I might have to fit something like this into my work area, I need better tool storage and coincidentally my networking gear is right where I would want my bench to sit. Thanks for sharing!

I'd also recommend this guy if you like to keep your gear clean. I'm in the repair industry, so it's a must, but it's great for my personal stuff and for my car. Much better than the canned air that is usually $8 a can too.

PSA: Be careful vaping around your computer. [R]

5 years, 3 months agopancakeChef posted submission on electronic_cigarette.
Nov. 20, 2015

Last night, my computer suddenly shut it self off. No blue screen, just straight off. Confused, I turned it back on only for it to immediately shut down again. I opened up the case and I was shocked. The whole inside of the case was burning hot and there was condensation all over. I went to unplug the cpu fan and almost burned my fingers off, the heatsink was unbelievably hot. After it cooled i took a look at it and behind the fan and all through the heatsink was this thick black goop. Dust and vg residue built up and clogged the he'll out of my cpu fan. I know it's good practice to open it up and clean it out, but I hadn't done it in about a year.I couldn't believe how bad it was. Luckily the cpu fan started back up after a about a thousand q tips and an hour.

Tldr: If you vape near your computer, open it up and clean it out, before it gets out of control.

5 years, 3 months agopancakeChef posted on electronic_cigarette.
Nov. 20, 2015

I picked up one of these specifically for dusting my PC, but it's pretty good for blowing off my small patio as well. The only bad part is having to unhook the computer and carry it outside. It's a high tower, so very big and heavy. http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

How should you care for your hardware? [R]

5 years, 3 months agoantemon posted submission on hardware.
Nov. 13, 2015

Wiki isn't working, and I'm not sure if this fits techsupport, but here goes: How should you care for your hardware? Recently I've been too much on the internet and I see stuff like cable management, temperature management, dust removal, and I'm wondering how important it is to care for your hardware. I'm using an old (2008~ give or take) PC and it still works well, but I'm curious if it needs some care here and there.

Thanks for your time.

5 years, 3 months agoantemon posted on hardware.
Nov. 13, 2015

get this

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

How do you keep your shrine clean? [R]

5 years, 3 months ago[deleted] posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 13, 2015

I am actually curious about how you fine people keep the inside of your system clean. Especially those of you with pets.

For a long time I was using screens on my fans to capture dust. A cheap way was to use nylon stockings and cut them into squares then affix them between the fan and the case. And, of course, cleaning out the inside every few months or so.

What do you do?

5 years, 3 months ago[deleted] posted on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 13, 2015

use this

YLOD, what do? [R]

5 years, 3 months agoiAmAddicted2R_ddit posted submission on PS3.
Nov. 12, 2015

Got a YLOD on my fat PS3. Is it worth it opening it and trying to maybe get the dust off, or is it way too late? Is it already burnt? If it is I'm getting a new one, since getting it fixed is the same as buying a Slim.

5 years, 3 months agoiAmAddicted2R_ddit posted on PS3.
Nov. 12, 2015

If you want to get it back on for a little while so you can get your game saves onto a USB stick or something, you can reflow it by baking it in an oven, which (if done properly) should keep it kicking for at least another week. You don't really have anything to lose right now but the reflow process is delicate and you could end up with an even further bricked PS3 or lost data.

But yeah, at this point, it's too late–let this be a lesson for the future that you should do preventative maintenance. Every couple of years you should pop your PS3 open (no matter the model) and blast all the dust out with compressed air or a Datavac. It's also a good idea to replace Sony's cheap thermal grease with Arctic MX4, which boosts system cooling and can help prevent overheating.

Keep pc clean [R]

5 years, 3 months ago[deleted] posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 12, 2015

I usually clean out my pc every month or so, and I keep thinking of ways I could stop some dust. I thought about putting on my desk, but theres no way I could fit it on without part of it hanging off. So I thought maybe there is some kind of stand or something I could put it on. If anyone knows of something like this, or has a better idea, please reply, all comments are helpful!

5 years, 3 months ago[deleted] posted on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 12, 2015

use this

Who needs canned air when you have compressed nitrogen? [R]

5 years, 3 months ago[deleted] posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 8, 2015
5 years, 3 months ago[deleted] posted on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 8, 2015

who needs compressed nitrogen when you have an electric duster

Daily Simple Questions Thread - Nov 07, 2015 [R]

5 years, 3 months agoTrazac posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 7, 2015

Got a simple question? Get a simple answer!

This thread is for all of the small and simple questions that you might have about computing that probably wouldn't work all too well as a standalone post. Software issues, build questions, game recommendations, post them here!

For the sake of helping others, please don't downvote questions! To help facilitate this, comments are sorted randomly for this post, so anyone's question can be seen and answered.

Want to see more Simple Question threads? Here's all of them for your browsing pleasure!

5 years, 3 months agoTrazac posted on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 7, 2015

I always suggest this guy.

Has anyone purchased an air compressor? [R]

5 years, 3 months agoroborex0331 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 5, 2015

This might seem off topic, but I'm tired of buying compressed air, which seems way overpriced, and doesn't last long. Has anyone used a small air compressor to clean out their PC? I see online where they go for as low as $50 to $100. Just curious if any PCMR brothers can recommend one, or lend any buying advice. Thanks!

5 years, 3 months agoroborex0331 posted on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 5, 2015

I have the datavac, and I definitely prefer it over cans of compressed air.

Daily Simple Questions Thread - Nov 05, 2015 [R]

5 years, 3 months agoTrazac posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 5, 2015

Got a simple question? Get a simple answer!

This thread is for all of the small and simple questions that you might have about computing that probably wouldn't work all too well as a standalone post. Software issues, build questions, game recommendations, post them here!

For the sake of helping others, please don't downvote questions! To help facilitate this, comments are sorted randomly for this post, so anyone's question can be seen and answered.

Want to see more Simple Question threads? Here's all of them for your browsing pleasure!

5 years, 3 months agoTrazac posted on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 5, 2015

Get one of these and never worry about that shit again.

What do you guys use to clean your rig? [R]

5 years, 3 months ago[deleted] posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 5, 2015

Need to get myself some screen cleaner but not too sure on what to get, also is air in a can a good idea? How do you guys clean your dust filters as well?

5 years, 3 months ago[deleted] posted on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 5, 2015

use this and prosper

How to properly clean a computer [R]

5 years, 3 months agoNov. 4, 2015

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5 years, 3 months agoWhiteZero posted on buildapc.
Nov. 4, 2015

Obviously you shouldn't actually do this to dust out your computer, it could potentially damage components, especially from over-spinning fans.

If you don't want to spend money on canned air, buy one of these.

As a ComputerTech, what are some useful tools to be used when working/repairing computers?. [R]

5 years, 4 months agoPokiarchy posted submission on computertechs.
Nov. 2, 2015

Free tools to be exact.

5 years, 4 months agoPokiarchy posted on computertechs.
Nov. 3, 2015

CCleaner, Malwarebytes, ADW Cleaner, Combofix, Windows service packs, some sort of diagnostics package like pcdoctor (although not free), Windows AIK for creating .wim backups, WinPE for applying the images.

I can't recommend one of these more. It's a completely irreplaceable tool.

Daily Simple Questions Thread - Nov 02, 2015 [R]

5 years, 4 months agoTrazac posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 2, 2015

Got a simple question? Get a simple answer!

This thread is for all of the small and simple questions that you might have about computing that probably wouldn't work all too well as a standalone post. Software issues, build questions, game recommendations, post them here!

For the sake of helping others, please don't downvote questions! To help facilitate this, comments are sorted randomly for this post, so anyone's question can be seen and answered.

Want to see more Simple Question threads? Here's all of them for your browsing pleasure!

5 years, 4 months agoTrazac posted on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 2, 2015

Everyone suggests compressed air, but I personally hate it.

Get one of these and it will last you a life time as well as get areas and angles that compressed air could never get.

If I want to clean a computer what do I need to watch out for? [R]

5 years, 4 months agolittleclam posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 1, 2015

I bought a used computer and I want to take it apart and clean everything nicely. I don't know much about pcs yet. What do I need to be careful for to make sure I don't ruin anything? Thanks

5 years, 4 months agolittleclam posted on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 1, 2015

If you have money to spare, use this.

Where can I get some good value compressed air? [R]

5 years, 4 months agoOct. 27, 2015

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5 years, 4 months agoworldlybedouin posted on buildapc.
Oct. 27, 2015

Don't buy compressed air cans. Use this instead: http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

I've had one of these for years and used it to blow off dust from 6 computers with no issues what so ever.

I hate the warehouse PCs. [R]

5 years, 4 months agod3adconnection posted submission on dustypcs.
Oct. 22, 2015
5 years, 4 months agod3adconnection posted on dustypcs.
Oct. 22, 2015

Are you not allowed to dust them? Clean them out:

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1445556355&sr=8-1&keywords=metrovac

Bought one about 2 months ago and it's already paid for itself many times over with the number of PCs I've cleaned.

What is the best way to clean dust on my PC [R]

5 years, 4 months agolittleclam posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 22, 2015

So I just realized that my PC is waaay over due for a cleaning, it's likely cringe worthy, but I have no idea how I should clean it. I don't have much extra money to spend on cleaning, due to buying a new keyboard and mousepad, but I deffinately need to, anyone got any ideas?

5 years, 4 months agolittleclam posted on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 22, 2015

they fit into all the holes in your computer

they fit between the heatsink and the heatsink fan

they fit in all the corners

or you can use this and be done really quick

I need a mini/small blower vacuum or something for my laptop/desk. [R]

5 years, 4 months agochristmasbooyons posted submission on BuyItForLife.
Oct. 11, 2015

Does anybody have any good suggestions? Please help me!

5 years, 4 months agochristmasbooyons posted on BuyItForLife.
Oct. 13, 2015

Metro Vacuum ED500 DataVac 500-Watt 0.75-HP Electric Duster 120 volt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=cmswrotherawd_W7rhwbQV283Q3

How do you clean the keyboard tray? Q tip didn't really work... [R]

5 years, 4 months agoAttack_Squid posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
Oct. 10, 2015
5 years, 4 months agoAttack_Squid posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Oct. 10, 2015

I use this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001J4ZOAW?psc=1&redirect=true&ref=ohauidetailpageo00_s00

I've been using it for year now, it's a bit expensive but nothing else really compares. I remove keycaps bi-monthly, plug this thing and and boom everything is gone, and any hard to remove stuff I use tweezers, for any stains a Q-tip + lubricant.

The best advice however, is clean regularly with an air-blowing device of some kind, wether you use the cheaper hand held ones, or caned air or what I linked, keeping up with maintenance is the best way to go. Also avoid eating at your keyboard, always clean your hand before using your keyboard and keep some microfiber towels around to clean your hands/caps before and after heavy usage

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Saw what you said earlier about hair, the only way to fully get rid of them is to remove keycaps. Cleaning with caps on is a waste of time, get a keycap puller and do it the right way.

Apologize if not allowed here but would this can of compressed air be good to clean out my pc with? [R]

5 years, 4 months agobWHYq posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 9, 2015
5 years, 4 months agobWHYq posted on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 9, 2015

10/10 times I use This.

If you are also going to invest $10 per can, might as well invest in the metro datavac, you also wont get any of that weird liquid if you are dumb enough too hold the can upside down or something like that.

How am I supposed to clean this part? [R]

5 years, 4 months agoTracker102 posted submission on mac.
Oct. 5, 2015
5 years, 4 months agoTracker102 posted on mac.
Oct. 5, 2015

Please don't use compressed air.

I highly recommend getting an Anti-Static Blower.

This one is $60 from Amazon, I have it and love it.

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1444061120&sr=8-1&keywords=Data+Vac

Well done on optimization, Carbine! The improvement is staggering! [R]

5 years, 5 months agodssurge posted submission on WildStar.
Oct. 2, 2015

I originally played Wildstar at launch, but quit within the first month mostly as a result of horrendous optimization. Seriously, I was getting 15-20FPS max on fairly low settings.

Yesterday, I decided to give the game another shot as a result of F2P and the various improvements I've read about over the last few months. Now I'm getting anywhere from 50-80FPS on MAXIMUM settings! Keep in mind: this is the SAME rig I had at launch.

Bravo, Carbine! Bravo!

EDIT: Believe it or not, just because some of you have been having trouble with optimization, doesn't mean I have. Yes, there are server issues. I'm talking about how the game performs with my system.

5 years, 5 months agodssurge posted on WildStar.
Oct. 2, 2015

Buy a blower. Not super expensive.

The computers at my work. [R]

5 years, 5 months agome909388 posted submission on techsupportgore.
Oct. 1, 2015
5 years, 5 months agome909388 posted on techsupportgore.
Oct. 2, 2015

At my old job we had to clean out the PC's when we were upgrading them to W7. (just for maintenance) Since the computers were in the warehouse they would get alot of dirt in them.

We had one of these to clean them out: http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

It works wonders.

I ran into a temporal anomaly while protecting the Krenim Timeship. [R]

5 years, 5 months agoNewMaxx posted submission on sto.
Oct. 1, 2015
5 years, 5 months agoNewMaxx posted on sto.
Oct. 1, 2015

Correct, you NEVER want to use a vacuum on computer parts. It's notorious for breaking things.

Also, you don't want to "loosen the screws between fan and heatsink." Proper maintenance makes all of that unnecessary.

I strongly suggest serious computer users (and builders especially) pick up something like the Metro ED500 and, when cleaning your fans, try to hold them in place.

Wife wants to know what I want for a small gift [R]

5 years, 5 months agoMaIakai posted submission on homelab.
Sept. 24, 2015

My wife and I do a small gift exchange for our birthdays. I can't think of anything that I really want in the $60 range. Anyone got any ideas of something that might be fun to add to my lab.

I currently am running proxmox with untangle as my DHCP server. I have two dumb 8 port gigabit switches, and everything that I run is virtualized on a dell T20. I can't think of anything to add that would be in that range.

5 years, 5 months agoMaIakai posted on homelab.
Sept. 24, 2015

Metro Vac DataVac ED500 Electronic Duster http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/

R.I.P little buddy in my computer. [R]

5 years, 5 months agodefaultconstructor posted submission on techsupportgore.
Sept. 24, 2015
5 years, 5 months agodefaultconstructor posted on techsupportgore.
Sept. 24, 2015

This is what I use. Works much better than compressed air cans and costs less over time. Get one next time you need to clean out!

Edit: just saw all the other recommendations for the datavac. Ignore me!

R.I.P little buddy in my computer. [R]

5 years, 5 months agoomarfw posted submission on techsupportgore.
Sept. 24, 2015
5 years, 5 months agoomarfw posted on techsupportgore.
Sept. 24, 2015

buy one of these. don't waste your money on canned air.

Computer dust vacuums? [R]

5 years, 5 months agoTatermen posted submission on sysadmin.
Sept. 21, 2015

Typically I use a can of compressed air but it makes a huge mess. I can't really lug a shop vac to clients

Does anyone have a recommendation for something I can buy to clean out the dust buildup in computers / servers

5 years, 5 months agoTatermen posted on sysadmin.
Sept. 21, 2015

I've been using a DataVac Blower made by the same people as a replacement for compressed air cans.

It's easily as strong if not stronger than compressed air, but is really, really noisy. Like, take it outside don't use that thing in the office noisy.

Computer dust vacuums? [R]

5 years, 5 months agoUnicornRape posted submission on sysadmin.
Sept. 21, 2015

Typically I use a can of compressed air but it makes a huge mess. I can't really lug a shop vac to clients

Does anyone have a recommendation for something I can buy to clean out the dust buildup in computers / servers

5 years, 5 months agoUnicornRape posted on sysadmin.
Sept. 21, 2015

I use this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001J4ZOAW/ref=s9simhgwp60d0i3?pfrdm=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pfrds=desktop-2&pfrdr=09A436A83021RS0VH9ZG&pfrdt=36701&pfrdp=2091268722&pfrd_i=desktop

No idea why it's called a Data Vac, since it simply blows with the force of 5 hurricanes! Love these things!

PCMR, Its my Birthday, Help Recommend your most "must have" tech! (plus giveaway) [R]

5 years, 5 months agoRobert_Skywalker posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 20, 2015

Hey guys! i'm turning 21! And for the special occasion, my parents want to celebrate with Alcohol, and a $200 gift. So whats some handy tech, devices, or just crap you have around your desk that you'd recommend?

As a token of my gratitude, and to save the risk for being downvoted for being such a bad post..

i'll be giving away BIOSHOCK INFINITE!

to one lucky member of the PCMR! All you have to do is help figure out what I should get for my birthday! no matter what, it'll be random, so don't think posting the coolest most awesome item will win it, just post anything you think would be nice to have in the price range! Thanks! The prize will be given at a random time, but it will definitely be gone by tomorrow. Winner will be posted here.

Giveaway is over, Game claimed by /u/Uncontrol Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes and the great gift ideas! hope you all have a great day!

5 years, 5 months agoRobert_Skywalker posted on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 20, 2015
  • If you're into games with flight, a joystick. ($30-$150)
  • If you're into games with driving a wheel ($60-$250) (or a controller if you're into more casual games, but they're good for other stuff too)
  • A good mouse ($50)
  • An SSD
  • A good mic
  • Good headphones
  • Another, or better, monitor
  • Mechanical keyboard
  • An electric duster

Use an air mattress blower to clean your pc! [R]

5 years, 5 months agoLava39 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 18, 2015

Yesterday I didn't have any money for compressed air, and I was a bit bummed because of my dirty ass rig. So a day later when I was looking for a screwdriver, I found an old air mattress blower like one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-12-Volt-QuickPump-Colors-Vary/dp/B0009PUQEG/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1442616553&sr=8-6&keywords=air+mattress+blower and it blows air pretty fast! I cleaned my PC in about 1 minute using this thing!

5 years, 5 months agoLava39 posted on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 19, 2015

Metro Vacuum ED500 DataVac 500-Watt 0.75-HP Electric Duster 120 volt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=cmswrawdJbB.vbP4N26RD

[photos] New blank PBT keycaps arrived in the post today! Album of the cleaning and replacing. [R]

5 years, 5 months agoSept. 14, 2015

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5 years, 5 months agooctoberlanguage posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Sept. 15, 2015

www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/

"Ma'am, please don't put your mouth on the projector." [R]

5 years, 5 months agoSept. 14, 2015

Back when I was in high school a couple years ago, I was more or less tech support for most of my teachers. Simple stuff, nothing too complicated. This is my favorite story among many to tell from back then.

The bell had just rung. I walked into class and sat down, like any other day. After everyone had arrived and gotten situated, my teacher walked to the front of the room to get class started. She went to turn on the projector so she could display the PowerPoint with the material that she would be lecturing on.

Class had continued on for about 10 minutes or so, when all of a sudden the PowerPoint was gone. The projector had shut off by itself for some reason. My teacher, not skipping a beat, looked up at it, with a determined look on her face; "Don't worry, I know how to fix this."

She took an empty chair, putting it right under the projector, and stood up on it. After taking a deep breath, she placed her face against the vent on the back, and blew with all her might. Her face was turning red from how hard she was blowing.

The class was utterly horrified. I did my best to contain my laughter, managing to let out the words, "Ma'am, please don't put your mouth on the projector." She turned her head and gave me this sincerely confused look. "This is what the tech support guys did the last time I called them in here to fix this."

These guys were being paid a salary for this.

I sighed and asked her politely to get down, and she complied. I tried to think of what to do to troubleshoot the problem. It was pretty obvious to me what it probably was, but I wanted to confirm by hunch. I turned the projector back on, leaving it for a couple minutes, and sure enough, after a while an error message popped up: "CHECK AIRFLOW".

It was overheating. Naturally, to prevent damage to itself after passing a certain temperature threshold, it would shut itself off. I got up on the chair to see what I could do. I fiddled with the vent a bit and the cover popped off without much fuss, to reveal a filter. Sure enough, it was totally, completely clogged with dust. I took the filter to the trash can, knocked it on the side a couple times to dislodge the dust, and put it back into the projector. "That should fix it," I said.

She clearly didn't believe me based on the look on her face, but she humored me anyway, and went to turn on the projector so she could resume class. Class ended and the projector hadn't pooped out on us again, and things ran smoothly for the rest of semester.

Still got a B in that class though.

5 years, 5 months agohutacars posted on talesfromtechsupport.
Sept. 15, 2015

> who the fuck doesn't have compressed air?

Finally convinced my work to purchase one of these. It's pretty great.

Toilet paper attack. [R]

5 years, 5 months agoaftli_work posted submission on interestingasfuck.
Sept. 14, 2015
5 years, 5 months agoaftli_work posted on interestingasfuck.
Sept. 14, 2015

I'm pretty sure this thing would work pretty well too.

How to clean gaming laptop without compressed air? [R]

5 years, 5 months agoSept. 9, 2015

Looked everywhere can't find any. (I don't live on the US)

ITS starting to reach 80-85c so I really need to clean it out...

Any tip?

Ty

5 years, 5 months agoYoYoYo1111 posted on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 9, 2015

Something like this is what I was talking about.

need a lil help...iraq [R]

5 years, 6 months agoSept. 2, 2015

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5 years, 6 months agoMasterofnone9 posted on electronic_cigarette.
Sept. 3, 2015

This works much better.

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr11?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1441254979&sr=1-1&keywords=computer+air+duster&pebp=1441254981351&perid=0JKATJR77K7X6A2B39NN

Favorite cleaning products? (Keyboards, mice, laptops, accessories, etc) [R]

5 years, 6 months agodangled posted submission on buildapc.
Sept. 2, 2015

Trying to find some good cleaning products for my gear. Any suggestions or well known successful products to get?

Thanks! :)

5 years, 6 months agodangled posted on buildapc.
Sept. 2, 2015

Forget cans of compressed air (well, maybe keep one around just in case) and go with the ED500 Electric Duster

I've had mine for years, and nothing is better for dusting out computers, laptops, keyboards...whatever. For amusement, check out the various videos of people using the ED500 to clean out filthy systems (respirator optional).

Restoring PC after a fire in my house? [R]

5 years, 6 months agojunglistt posted submission on buildapc.
Aug. 31, 2015

Not too long ago the house I was living in caught fire. The flames could be contained to the basement, but through air ducts smoke got into our apartment and covered most things in soot, including my computer. Unfortunately the case was opened up at the time because I had just installed a new hard drive, so the there's a solid layer of soot on the horizontal surfaces.

Some time soon, I'm promised, I'll be able to enter the apartment and get out the computer as well. I wonder what I should do about it? Is there any chance to restore at least some components of the PC? Which parts might make most sense to try to restore? Do you have any tips on how to go about cleaning them?

Many thanks!

5 years, 6 months agojunglistt posted on buildapc.
Aug. 31, 2015

I would get one of these, solely for computer cleaning in the future.

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1441028295&sr=8-1&keywords=air+vac+for+pc

Electric Duster, way cheaper than buy can after can of compressed air. Plus is more environment friendly and it is POWERFUL. Way more powerful than compressed air.

I would just blow it off as best as you can, try to boot it up and see if you have any issues. Let us know how it goes.

Oh, and as Toshi said, as long as you have the protection it could be covered and you might be able to build a new PC.

Daily Simple Questions Thread - Aug 28, 2015 [R]

5 years, 6 months agoIdkidks posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 28, 2015

Got a simple question? Get a simple answer!

This thread is for all of the small and simple questions that you might have about computing that probably wouldn't work all too well as a standalone post. Software issues, build questions, game recommendations, post them here!

For the sake of helping others, please don't downvote questions! To help facilitate this, comments are sorted randomly for this post, so anyone's question can be seen and answered.

Want to see more Simple Question threads? Here's all of them for your browsing pleasure!

5 years, 6 months agoIdkidks posted on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 28, 2015

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW This will last you for years, and saves you from driving out to the store every time you need more compressed air.

Cleaning out my PC like... [R]

5 years, 6 months agoRawrMcGee posted submission on funny.
Aug. 27, 2015
5 years, 6 months agoRawrMcGee posted on funny.
Aug. 28, 2015

Air compressor can damage parts if you aren't careful.

Honestly I'd recommend this tool. It's amazing for cleaning out computers.

You can use an air compressor in a pinch but take care not to put the nozzle too close to components.

Cleaning out my PC like... [R]

5 years, 6 months agoOppressedCactus posted submission on funny.
Aug. 27, 2015
5 years, 6 months agoOppressedCactus posted on funny.
Aug. 27, 2015

Oh! I just posted what I have right before I got to your comment.

This blower has been a huge lifesaver for me. It says it's a vacuum, but it only blows. I unplug my tower and take it outside on a step-stool...thing. Basically so the tower is level with me and on a sturdy surface that isn't the ground. I put cut piece of straw in each of my fans, make sure I've discharged any static and turn that sucker on! It's so satisfying to get all the cat fur and dust out, I love that thing!

Cleaning out my PC like... [R]

5 years, 6 months agoOppressedCactus posted submission on funny.
Aug. 27, 2015
5 years, 6 months agoOppressedCactus posted on funny.
Aug. 27, 2015

I stick cut up straws in my fans and use my little mini blower thingamajig!

Works great cuz...well cats.

Cleaning out my PC like... [R]

5 years, 6 months agovoodoowizard posted submission on funny.
Aug. 27, 2015
5 years, 6 months agovoodoowizard posted on funny.
Aug. 27, 2015

Problem solved Just don't touch the tip to the computer as it could shock it with some static love. They do make an ESD safe version, but it's like 50 bucks more.

We're gonna need a bigger air duster... [R]

5 years, 6 months agog1mike posted submission on techsupportgore.
Aug. 26, 2015
5 years, 6 months agog1mike posted on techsupportgore.
Aug. 26, 2015

Get a MetroVac ED500. Never buy compressed air again.

Day at the beach later and now got sand stuck in between the bezel and glass on my PT. What do you guys and gals do to clean sand from your watches? [R]

5 years, 6 months agoSendbeer posted submission on pebble.
Aug. 16, 2015
5 years, 6 months agoSendbeer posted on pebble.
Aug. 17, 2015

If you use those compressed air cans a lot you should think about getting one of these. It doesn't freeze up after 30 seconds, is more effective, and no cans to recycle. High up front cost, but it pays itself off over time.

How to remove dust build up [R]

5 years, 6 months ago[deleted] posted submission on computers.
Aug. 14, 2015

Is there a better/stonger duster that I can use on my computer? I have some dust build up behind my top two fans and it seems like I would have to go through 10 compressed air cans to make a dent.

5 years, 6 months ago[deleted] posted on computers.
Aug. 14, 2015

You can take it apart or purchase a business grade electric compression duster.

We use the following at the shop, and while it loud and more expensive that compressed air, it's very effective.

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1439561026&sr=8-1&keywords=electric+compressed+air

Why you clean your pc [R]

5 years, 6 months agoAug. 12, 2015

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5 years, 6 months agoundead77 posted on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 13, 2015

Speaking of cleaning...I'm so thankful I bought that DataVac on Amazon. It's probably the best tool for the job now. http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1439472636&sr=8-1&keywords=datavac

Simple Questions - August 06, 2015 [R]

5 years, 6 months agoarti_work posted submission on buildapc.
Aug. 6, 2015

This thread is for simple questions that don't warrant their own thread (although we strongly suggest checking the sidebar and the wiki before posting!). Please don't post involved questions that are better suited to a [Build Help], [Build Ready] or [Build Complete] post. Examples of questions:

  • Is this RAM compatible with my motherboard?
  • I'm thinking of getting a GTX 970. Which one should I get?
  • I'm on a very tight budget and I'm looking for a case < $50

Remember that IRC is a great place to ask quick questions as well: http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/wiki/irc

Important: Downvotes are strongly discouraged in this thread. Sorting by new is strongly encouraged.

Have a question about the subreddit or otherwise for /r/buildapc mods? We welcome your mod mail!

Looking for all the Simple Questions threads? Want an easy way to locate today's thread? This link is now in the sidebar below the yellow Rules section.

5 years, 6 months agoarti_work posted on buildapc.
Aug. 6, 2015

Consider getting a Datavac ED500 so you're not literally blowing your money away every time you buy a new can of air. Though if loud noises are a concern, stick with the cans.

Imgur review here.

So I've been bugging my friend to dust his PC... [R]

5 years, 6 months agodaworstredditor posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 5, 2015
5 years, 6 months agodaworstredditor posted on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 6, 2015

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr1fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1438846071&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=D500+DataVac+120+Volt

[NSFMR] Why you should always clean your GPU... [R]

5 years, 7 months agoShitstainsIII posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 3, 2015
5 years, 7 months agoShitstainsIII posted on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 4, 2015

This thing works wonders, bought it a few years ago and it still works. You're saving the environment and not spending lots of money at the same time.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=srph1?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&ie=UTF8&qid=1438668883&sr=sr-1&keywords=duster

[Discussion] Best way to clean PC WITHOUT compressed air [R]

5 years, 7 months agoAug. 1, 2015

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5 years, 7 months agoTimeToGrowThrowaway posted on buildapc.
Aug. 2, 2015

Ehh, it isn't worth it from all the reviews I've seen, and for the price, you can just grab a metro vac. http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

They said I needed compressed air. So I compressed it. [R]

5 years, 7 months agoGhilliedFox posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 1, 2015
5 years, 7 months agoGhilliedFox posted on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 1, 2015

Forget cans of air, buy a Data Vac for the long term investment

[Discussion] Best way to clean PC WITHOUT compressed air [R]

5 years, 7 months agoAug. 1, 2015

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5 years, 7 months agoJakomako posted on buildapc.
Aug. 1, 2015

Inhalant abuse is a serious issue. I wouldn't be surprised if one of you damn kids decided suck the frigid nozzle.

She will just have to spend $70 on a data vac: http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

What's the best purchase you've made for your house for under $50? [R]

5 years, 7 months agoennuied posted submission on BuyItForLife.
July 30, 2015

I personally love an OXO Good Grips silicone spatula I got for about $10. Can resist up to 600f, which means no more melting and plastic in my food.

5 years, 7 months agoennuied posted on BuyItForLife.
July 31, 2015

Looks like it's a bit more now but I bought mine for $50.00 at Micro Center a while back. I bought it to replace canned air but its quite amazing how endlessly useful an air cannon can be: http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

So after looking in my case today I realized I have done the master race an injustice.... [R]

5 years, 7 months agosirsnafu posted submission on pcmasterrace.
July 28, 2015

I recently posted about my new 3 screen glory and a few people suggested that I maintain cleanliness. Having two dogs they shed profusely, even though we try to vacuum and dust regularly there is no end to the never ending of air born fur. Finally able to take the time and take a gander in my case, it is filthy! I have sinned and want to correct my wrongs, so I come to you master race with the question: What are your go to cleaning products (other than canned air)? I plan to give a through cleaning. Please also if you have any methods that work best would be much appreciated!

TL;DR: Sinned....filthy case.....What products/methods do you use to clean your glorious PC?

5 years, 7 months agosirsnafu posted on pcmasterrace.
July 28, 2015

Get one of these, ED500 DataVac, it is an amazing handheld blower that will never require you to purchase a can of air again. May seem expensive at first, but the 100+ computers it has cleaned in that time would have cost a lot more in canned air. I bought mine in August 2012, and it still works like the day I got it, pretty sure it came off of the BIFL sub.

I use that thing once a month or so and blast out my case. It is vastly superior to canned air, you can be liberal with the basically infinite air supply and not have to worry about how you're holding the can and accidentially blasting your mobo with some cryo juice.

Edit: Make sure you either zip tie your fans or hold them in place while using this blower, you could damage your fans with how fast it can spool the fan blades up.

Finally put my old GeForce 9500GT away today, after soldiering on for six years. Goodnight fella. [R]

5 years, 7 months agoFLOCKA posted submission on nvidia.
July 27, 2015
5 years, 7 months agoFLOCKA posted on nvidia.
July 27, 2015

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

The cursor on my razer naga 2014 keeps freezing. [R]

5 years, 7 months agoJuly 21, 2015

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5 years, 7 months agojowofoto posted on razer.
July 26, 2015

I had that problem. If you can, clean the sensor. sometimes hair or dust can cause the mouse to misread the laser. I wish they would make these things easier to clean.

  • q-tip (take some cotton off, make it fluffy)

  • vacuum cleaner or one of these

I'd stay away from canned-air due to residue.

Is using a bicycle pump to clean my computer of dust ok? [R]

5 years, 7 months agoYourCrush posted submission on techsupport.
July 24, 2015

I have a bicycle pump like this or this, not a model like this.

Can I use it to dust my pc, or is it unsafe? I know that the best solution for this is using a can of compressed air, but they are too expensive (it's 5 euros in my country), and I already have this pump, which I think does the same thing...

5 years, 7 months agoYourCrush posted on techsupport.
July 24, 2015

I would not...

Invest in something like this. You will save more money in the long run by not having to buy canned air.

O2 Canless Air System - Massdrop - could come in handy for interior cleaning [R]

5 years, 7 months agoHedonismBott posted submission on AutoDetailing.
July 22, 2015
5 years, 7 months agoHedonismBott posted on AutoDetailing.
July 22, 2015

Never this one but I do own the DataVac which is a popular pc duster and I really like it. It's loud but really powerful. Never used it on a car though.

I need your help with dusting my PC. [R]

5 years, 7 months agoAlesandramw posted submission on pcmasterrace.
July 22, 2015

I am looking to invest in an electric duster but cannot seem to find anything. Budget would be £50 or less ideally.

What does the reddit populace use? Other than air cans.

Many thanks.

5 years, 7 months agoAlesandramw posted on pcmasterrace.
July 22, 2015

I bought this a while back and it is awesome. Really works so much better than canned air and I feel it is worth it.

My current (prebuild) computer! [R]

5 years, 7 months agooreesama posted submission on pcmasterrace.
July 21, 2015

http://imgur.com/SixCy1x

So a little back story: I've always loved games, ever since I was around 6 I used to play Metroid on the gamecube it used to be my favorite game. I started playing warcraft 3 and some starcraft around age 12. Recently, however, I learned a lot about how computers and their components work and became curios as to what my build had. After some research I found out my prebuild that I bought when I was 12 (5 years ago) has an i5 2400 series, gt 520, 8gb of ram (not sure what speed) and some trash mobo. All for the cheap price of 1099 USD courtesy of best buy. Even though I was ripped off I love my baby as it has gotten me through a lot. Being able to play games like DmC at 1080p very low at 15 fps has been a great experience!

I'm going to college soon and am planning on buying this laptop I know it's probably overpriced but I wanted something small and compact and my prebuild is probably going to die soon anyways

Bonus: kitty

Also a video of me dusting it outside!

5 years, 7 months agooreesama posted on pcmasterrace.
July 21, 2015

you have so much dust you need something like this http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1437524779&sr=8-1&keywords=data+vac

[USA-WI] [H] Gigabyte HD7950 [W] Paypal [R]

5 years, 7 months agoJuly 21, 2015

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5 years, 7 months agoxcsteve posted on hardwareswap.
July 21, 2015

Hey, it happens to all of us. If you frequently dust off components, I'd recommend checking out a Datavac...they're awesome, and they pay for themselves in the long run if you use a lot of canned air otherwise.

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1437501093&sr=8-1&keywords=datavac&pebp=1437501097946&perid=1SFG7YY8H8DFJEV7WZ5R

Tired of buying new compressed air cans every time ? Just refill-it [R]

5 years, 7 months agoBickell posted submission on pcmasterrace.
July 17, 2015
5 years, 7 months agoBickell posted on pcmasterrace.
July 17, 2015

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1437158567&sr=8-1&keywords=datavac&pebp=1437158570132&perid=00N8KPJ440VFA71S0H24

Tired of buying new compressed air cans every time ? Just refill-it [R]

5 years, 7 months agozoahporre posted submission on pcmasterrace.
July 17, 2015
5 years, 7 months agozoahporre posted on pcmasterrace.
July 17, 2015

Buy one of these, never buy canned air again.

I havent bought canned air in almost 4 years, and my PC is spotless.

Installed my first SSD today. It has been 2 and a half years since I went into my case, and this is what I found... [R]

5 years, 7 months agoJuly 14, 2015
5 years, 7 months agoAvocado_OverDose posted on pcmasterrace.
July 16, 2015

You need this. http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

Does anyone else's carry gun get janky? [R]

5 years, 7 months agoYiFF2GByC posted submission on CCW.
July 14, 2015

I just was looking at my carry gun and noticed the rear sight had like a years worth of dead skin in it...

I also did the old sniff test and it smells like a dead animal.

I've cleaned it throughout the year but do you guys have any EDC cleaning tips?

5 years, 7 months agoYiFF2GByC posted on CCW.
July 14, 2015

I've used a computer blower and it's worked well for dead skin. http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

I know there's better ways, but it's what I had on hand anyways and it worked well.

PCPartPicker now lets you select an often overlooked, yet very important part [R]

5 years, 7 months agoPettaFile posted submission on buildapc.
July 11, 2015
5 years, 7 months agoPettaFile posted on buildapc.
July 11, 2015

Yup an often overlooked item that basically can save your pc/data. It's like a Datavac in terms loving your pc or not. You pay for the elite gear to game with, then pay for the elite gear to maintain it and keep it safe.

A simple and easy way to clean a GPU for someone who's never done it before? [R]

5 years, 7 months agodragoonjefy posted submission on nvidia.
July 7, 2015

Bought a GTX 750 16 months ago, never cleaned it even once since. Now, it's hitting the 80C limit and it doesn't use up all of the Boost 2.0 clock speeds.

When I first got it, the max it would ever go under sustained 99% load was 73C (and with sustained maximum boost clocks too), so I am pretty sure that this is related to dirt and dust in the GPU.

So first off, the reason I got a GTX 750 was due to it being very easy to install for a hardware illiterate person like me. As such, I would like to know, is there a simple and easy way to clean the GPU?

There seem to be a lot of methods on the internet, but I am afraid that by unscrewing the card itself I could cause unwanted harm or damage, and things like canned air don't come easy around where I am (gotta go someplace far).

So, is there a simple and easy way to get most of the dust out, without putting my GPU at risk?

Thanks!

5 years, 7 months agodragoonjefy posted on nvidia.
July 8, 2015

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1436362913&sr=8-1&keywords=datavac&pebp=1436362925758&perid=1TV2224E78KH25BAESS4

Possible alternative to canned dusters/compressed air? [R]

5 years, 8 months agoExiledLife posted submission on techsupport.
July 6, 2015

The prices of canned dusters/compressed air is ridiculously high here in Toronto. I was wondering if some sort of car tire pump could be used as an alternative. Only thing I'm unsure of is if the pressure of the tire pump might be too high that can potentially damage the hardware.

5 years, 8 months agoExiledLife posted on techsupport.
July 6, 2015

Metro Vacuum ED500 DataVac 500-Watt 0.75-HP Electric Duster 120 volt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001J4ZOAW

Got that one when I didn't want to use compressed air anymore. Works way better than any Canned air ever could. Let's me clean out all my computers at once. As long as you do not mind the ringing in your ears.

What's the best way to clean a PC without using canned air or breaking the bank on expensive tools? [R]

5 years, 8 months agoJuly 4, 2015

Would using a hair dryer on the cool setting or using an air bed pump, for example, to clear dust from my PC be really such a bad idea? I don't know what kind of static either of these would produce.

If these are indeed bad ideas, what are some better alternatives?

I apologise if this question has been asked many times in the past or if my suggestions seem silly.

Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions.

EDIT 1: I'm from the UK & that Datavac device is £85 here on Amazon UK. Kind of expensive!

5 years, 8 months agohurricanetongue posted on pcmasterrace.
July 4, 2015

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW - Lots of great review on that, I've been contemplating getting one myself.

[Discussion] I don't know if this is the right sub for this question but... [R]

5 years, 8 months agoamnesiacgoldfish posted submission on buildapc.
July 3, 2015

Can anyone recommend me a good air compressor for cleaning dust out of my PC? I'm tired of purchasing those cans because in the long run they're more expensive, plus they're not powerful enough in my opinion. Preferably something relatively small and sold in the UK?

5 years, 8 months agoamnesiacgoldfish posted on buildapc.
July 3, 2015

I'd definitely recommend something like a Datavac. It's incredibly powerful, and has extremely sturdy construction. I got one around 7 months ago, and I wouldn't be surprised if it lasted more than 15 years. It's a great investment.

Although from what I can see, it's considerably more expensive in the UK. Maybe I'm just looking at the wrong retailer.

Cheapest place online to get compressed air? [R]

5 years, 8 months agoJuly 1, 2015

title says it all. ty in advance

5 years, 8 months agoenemy1g posted on pcmasterrace.
July 1, 2015

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1435780329&sr=8-1&keywords=ed500

Grab one of these.

> It's expensive

It is, but you're also never paying for compressed air again, and it works a thousand times better than compressed air.

Cleaning the dust out of a pc used in a coal testing lab [R]

5 years, 8 months agoi_am_shitlord posted submission on interestingasfuck.
July 1, 2015
5 years, 8 months agoi_am_shitlord posted on interestingasfuck.
July 1, 2015

No No just buy this beast:

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr12?ie=UTF8&qid=1435779576&sr=8-2&keywords=dust+blower

Small Office [R]

5 years, 8 months agoKo7a posted submission on cableporn.
July 1, 2015
5 years, 8 months agoKo7a posted on cableporn.
July 1, 2015

All of those cans of air could buy: http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1435774054&sr=8-1&keywords=electronic+duster

Cleaning the dust out of a pc used in a coal testing lab [R]

5 years, 8 months agoslibsirk posted submission on interestingasfuck.
July 1, 2015
5 years, 8 months agoslibsirk posted on interestingasfuck.
July 1, 2015

$60 on Amazon, used for electronics mostly.

Cleaning the dust out of a pc used in a coal testing lab [R]

5 years, 8 months agoMrProbrem posted submission on interestingasfuck.
July 1, 2015
5 years, 8 months agoMrProbrem posted on interestingasfuck.
July 1, 2015

Get a Datavac http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

Cleaning the dust out of a pc used in a coal testing lab [R]

5 years, 8 months agoEl_Dud3r1n0 posted submission on interestingasfuck.
July 1, 2015
5 years, 8 months agoEl_Dud3r1n0 posted on interestingasfuck.
July 1, 2015

Get a Datavac man. One of the best investments I've ever made.

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

Cleaning the dust out of a pc used in a coal testing lab [R]

5 years, 8 months agoGhostFood posted submission on interestingasfuck.
July 1, 2015
5 years, 8 months agoGhostFood posted on interestingasfuck.
July 1, 2015

I just bought this little bueauty.

Cleaning the dust out of a pc used in a coal testing lab [R]

5 years, 8 months agoFirebelley posted submission on interestingasfuck.
July 1, 2015
5 years, 8 months agoFirebelley posted on interestingasfuck.
July 1, 2015

This is actually perfect for PCs. Got one a while ago, works great!

Cleaning the dust out of a pc used in a coal testing lab [R]

5 years, 8 months agoraddits posted submission on interestingasfuck.
July 1, 2015
5 years, 8 months agoraddits posted on interestingasfuck.
July 1, 2015

Get this thing instead

Metro Vacuum ED500 DataVac 500-Watt 0.75-HP Electric Duster 120 volt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=cmswrawdIT.Kvb4CYX1VC

Cleaning the dust out of a pc used in a coal testing lab [R]

5 years, 8 months agoswashlebucky posted submission on interestingasfuck.
July 1, 2015
5 years, 8 months agoswashlebucky posted on interestingasfuck.
July 1, 2015

/r/oddlysatisfying

I wish I had such an air gun to do this with my PC.

EDIT: Alright people. Everyone uses this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001J4ZOAW, compressors are awesome but might build up moisture, and I have to secure my fans or they will fry my PC.

[Discussion] How do you clean a PC case with compressed air? Any compressed air cans you would recommend? [R]

5 years, 8 months agoJune 28, 2015

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5 years, 8 months agoSeafoodDuder posted on buildapc.
June 28, 2015

If you want something to clean you can clean out your PC with and be used for other types of cleaning as well then I'd recommend the Metro Vacuum ED500. It's doesn't really 'suck' air so it's not really a 'vacuum' but more of an air blower. I have one and it rocks! :)

Never have to buy another can of air again, and it's there whenever I need it.

Clean your PC's brothers [R]

5 years, 8 months agocaustiq posted submission on pcmasterrace.
June 26, 2015
5 years, 8 months agocaustiq posted on pcmasterrace.
June 26, 2015

Screw cans of compressed air, though

It's summer, think about it [R]

5 years, 8 months agospazma7ik posted submission on pcmasterrace.
June 25, 2015
5 years, 8 months agospazma7ik posted on pcmasterrace.
June 25, 2015

I can't reccomend the DataVac enough. Note, it's not actually a vaccuum, it's a very high pressure air blower that cleans out your case in minutes.

That feeling you get when you finally clean your computer. [R]

5 years, 8 months agoMirrorLake posted submission on videos.
June 25, 2015
5 years, 8 months agoMirrorLake posted on videos.
June 25, 2015

The one I have is the Metro Vacuum. It blows air and is meant as a professional replacement for cans of compressed air.

I'm kinda fucking scared... [R]

5 years, 8 months agoJune 25, 2015
5 years, 8 months agosolBLACK posted on pcmasterrace.
June 25, 2015

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr114?ie=UTF8&qid=1435244379&sr=8-14&keywords=canned+air

I just got this in the mail yesterday. My PC is going to love me after I move this weekend and give it a nice clean!

Cleaning the insides - Where to start? [R]

5 years, 8 months agoSV1994 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
June 23, 2015

Hi all,

Had my PC for 5 months now, and need to start thinking about cleaning the insides to keep it nice and purty :D

What's the best way of doing it? Disassemble the insides and clean bit by bit, or a cloth with alcohol, with it all together? No idea. Please gift me with your wisdom!

5 years, 8 months agoSV1994 posted on pcmasterrace.
June 23, 2015

You can get a can of compressed air and clean it with that.

EDIT: Or you buy this: http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

How'd you deal with dust… [R]

5 years, 8 months agoMortos3 posted submission on synthesizers.
June 21, 2015

Seriously, give me you synth dusting tips

5 years, 8 months agoMortos3 posted on synthesizers.
June 21, 2015

These dusters are really powerful and great for electronics.

What is the best method to clean out dust from your pc? [R]

5 years, 8 months agozeroly32 posted submission on pcgaming.
June 17, 2015

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5 years, 8 months agozeroly32 posted on pcgaming.
June 17, 2015

stop spending money on canned air asap and invest in one of these http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/ref=sr11?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1434593342&sr=1-1&keywords=data+vac&pebp=1434593337110&perid=11C11V9N6F1GGF0PTTVF

PC cleaning help. [R]

5 years, 8 months agoJune 14, 2015

Hello, I haven't cleaned my PC in a while and I've decided I should do it now. The problem is, I'm out of canned air, I can't get to a store that sells it any time soon, and even if I could, I can't really afford it... I do have a container of little wipe things that claim to be good for "Computer" but I'm not sure if that means it's ok for components. Does anyone have any ideas?

5 years, 8 months agodnoth posted on pcmasterrace.
June 14, 2015

Save up for one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

Don't waste money on canned air.

What is your go-to cleaning solution/miracle product? [R]

5 years, 8 months ago_imjosh posted submission on Flipping.
June 9, 2015

Just wanted to open up for discussion what all cleaning products everyone uses to give their thrift shop/ garage sale/ dumpster flips that extra shine! I'm pretty simple- a damp rag, rubbing alcohol and Goo-Gone have pretty much been all I've needed up to this point.

Also, I saw that a similar discussion was posted about 9 months ago, but I'm still posting this in case there are some new people like myself, or some new methods/products people want to share!

5 years, 8 months ago_imjosh posted on Flipping.
June 10, 2015

forget about about canned air http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/

I just started doing tech support, this is my first job... Yup, this is gonna be a neat work [R]

5 years, 8 months agox86-JD posted submission on techsupportgore.
June 6, 2015
5 years, 8 months agox86-JD posted on techsupportgore.
June 7, 2015

Get this and save yourself hours of time while providing minutes of fun. Trust me.

We had to refuse this repair sign it at work today. I have never seen a computer this disgusting. [R]

5 years, 9 months agoZaydene posted submission on techsupportgore.
June 3, 2015
5 years, 9 months agoZaydene posted on techsupportgore.
June 3, 2015

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW/?

In the QA it says it's not ESD safe

How safe is it really?

How often should I clean my PC? [R]

5 years, 9 months agodnoth posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 31, 2015

I've built my PC 5-6 months ago, and since then, I haven't cleaned my PC. How often should I clean it, and how do I clean it? My case is a corsair spec 03

5 years, 9 months agodnoth posted on pcmasterrace.
May 31, 2015

Don't waste your money on shoddy canned air. Invest in something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW Take the PC outside & you will be dust free in seconds. How often you need to do so depends on how quickly your PC collects the dust.

I witnessed this stupidity on my Facebook today [R]

5 years, 9 months agoTheBloodEagleX posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 31, 2015
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