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Re: Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/03/24 10:27:02 (permalink)
Metro DataVac is all you will ever need. As for the fans moving. I have always used the tooth pick method to keep them from spinning. You don't want dust/dirt to get in the bearings when freely spinning while cleaning. 

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Re: Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/03/24 10:35:42 (permalink)
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I guess it's time to look on youtube for this ,huh? Surely someone has used the leaf blower or the pressure washer by now...


I was looking for the YouTube video of the guy who used a Power Washer to clean his PC, cannot seem to find it now.


His name is Carey Holzman for the leaf blower. Kind of clever:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcUSl9K2bZs
 


I was taking about a Water Power Washer
I have seen a few of his video.

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Re: Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/03/24 12:55:19 (permalink)
What about an air compressor?

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Re: Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/03/24 13:09:28 (permalink)
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What about an air compressor?

I take mine out to my garage every now and then and use mine. I put air in reverse of all the fans and make the fans spin backwards, especially my graphics cards. I have done this for years and have never hurt a thing.

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Re: Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/03/24 13:12:12 (permalink)
I use an air compressor with an attachment. The air pressure from the nozzle is very high but as the distance increases the pressure dissipates enough not to cause damage to sensitive components. The dust comes off in seconds.
 
Leaf blower is too unstable in your hands and can pick up a lot of surrounding debris and toss it at your case. Unless you'd be doing this on the living room floor.
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Re: Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/03/24 14:28:24 (permalink)
Seal you system up nice and tight, proper airflow static for your case, and use a real fan filters for ur air intake.
 
simple math!

 
 
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Re: Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/03/24 15:22:40 (permalink)
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What about an air compressor?

I take mine out to my garage every now and then and use mine. I put air in reverse of all the fans and make the fans spin backwards, especially my graphics cards. I have done this for years and have never hurt a thing.


+1 Same here ... speaking of I am overdue. 
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Re:Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/03/30 13:49:26 (permalink)
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If you really wanted an "extreme clean" you can do one of the following:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?is=REG&sku=599911&Q=&O=&A=details

which is a low-velocity vacuum that is safe on electronics.

You could also use the combination of compressed air and vacuum. Leave a vacuum hose running about a foot or more away from electronics. The vaccum will suction the dust you just disturbed and avoid recycling the mess back into your case.

I personally use a hobby-grade air compressor that I also paint models with--the thing works wonders on PC cleaning. Something like these: http://www.hobbylinc.com/airbrush_compressors Best thing about it is that I never have to buy compressed air or worry about the orientation of the can (so that it doesn't exhaust liquid-whatever all over my parts!)

The Data-Vac is great.  I use it all the time on my computer.  Just don't get it too close to anything that's not firmly attached to the motherboard.  It does put out quite a bit of air.  Also be careful with blowing dust off of fans.  It moves enough air to cause the fan to spin quite a bit faster than the fan was designed to do in most instances.  I usually hold the fan blades still with a soft brush while blowing the dust off.  It has a 3/4 hp full vacuum cleaner motor in it and if used for a while, becomes quite warm to the touch. 

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Re:Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/03/31 22:21:06 (permalink)
 I have ALWAYS used a leaf blower and NEVER had an issue!!!!!
 
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Re: Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/04 11:40:16 (permalink)
No way! Lol.

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Re:Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/08 08:52:48 (permalink)
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Also be careful with blowing dust off of fans.  It moves enough air to cause the fan to spin quite a bit faster than the fan was designed to do in most instances.



Can You Damage A Fan or Motherboard By Spinning a Fan Too Fast?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9KA-xLLQXo
 
Note: I am not Carey Holzman. I do not know Carey Holzman, nor have I had any contact with him. I do not have any personal experience with any of the techniques or info presented in the video listed above other than the computer I'm using right now has been blown out with a leaf blower (1.5 years ago) by a local computer shop once in its 6-year life and it's still working fine).
 
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Re:Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/18 18:23:33 (permalink)
i simply use air dusters, though my previous case (an antec p180) had such good filters even after a decade of use i never had to clear dust form inside, cant say the same for the crap zalman H1 im using now, cant wait to swap to my phantek enthoo primo.
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Re:Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/19 14:09:28 (permalink)
Another vote for the datavac here, have been using mine for years now and no issues.
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Re:Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/19 15:06:46 (permalink)
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Another vote for the datavac here, have been using mine for years now and no issues.




Are you talking about this:
 

 
 
 
Or this this:
 

 
 
 
 
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Re:Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/19 19:40:29 (permalink)
 
  ^  For the PC, I recommend the bottom one. The white/black one.

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Re:Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/20 04:08:34 (permalink)
Do the electric dusters work better than compressed air in a can, or is it just more convenient to not have to keep replacing them and/or not keep dealing with the can getting cold?
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Re:Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/20 15:11:58 (permalink)
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Do the electric dusters work better than compressed air in a can, or is it just more convenient to not have to keep replacing them and/or not keep dealing with the can getting cold?


Better, doesn't get cold & don't have to replace cans.

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Re:Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/20 16:01:54 (permalink)

Or this this:
 
I don't Leave Home Without It!

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Re: Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/20 16:33:35 (permalink)
meh no thanks
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Re: Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/22 12:32:19 (permalink)
You risk damaging the motherboard and blowing off jumpers using something with too much power. I got a small electronics vacuum/blower I have been using on my computer. It's probably paid for itself over time but canned air also works pretty good since I only blow out my computer about four times a year.

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Re: Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/22 14:07:01 (permalink)
finally used the one i bought from amazon,love it.lol
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Re:Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/22 14:08:40 (permalink)
bcavnaugh

Or this this:

I don't Leave Home Without It!




 
i bought the all black updated one to it,love it works great 
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Re:Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/22 16:06:46 (permalink)
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bcavnaugh

Or this this:

I don't Leave Home Without It!




 
i bought the all black updated one to it,love it works great 




You mean this?
 

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Re:Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/22 19:58:50 (permalink)
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bcavnaugh

Or this this:

I don't Leave Home Without It!




 
i bought the all black updated one to it,love it works great 




You mean this?
 





 
yes sir
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Re:Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/22 20:01:35 (permalink)
I've seen those hand dusters on various modshops, but they were pretty expensive iirc. They really that good and worth the money? Personally I wouldn't use a leaf blower on my pc ever XD
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Re:Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/22 23:39:05 (permalink)
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I've seen those hand dusters on various modshops, but they were pretty expensive iirc.




Well, the one in the pic I posted above is the Metro Datavac ESD Safe Electric Duster - Model ED-500ESD. On Amazon it's listed at $92.99 at the time of this writing.
I have no idea if it's 'worth it' though.
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Re:Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/22 23:47:36 (permalink)
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I've seen those hand dusters on various modshops, but they were pretty expensive iirc.




Well, the one in the pic I posted above is the Metro Datavac ESD Safe Electric Duster - Model ED-500ESD. On Amazon it's listed at $92.99 at the time of this writing.
I have no idea if it's 'worth it' though.




That's a bit much. I would suggest people wait for it to go on sale.     ;)

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Re:Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/23 00:23:22 (permalink)
At my local modshop the white version is listed at €99,- and the esd black version at €149,-. Both with 5 star reviews though. But guess I'll pass on them for that money.
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Re:Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/23 12:55:11 (permalink)
 
Sorry, I don't deal in Euros.     :P

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Re:Using a Leaf Blower on PC..? 2017/04/24 14:14:38 (permalink)
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I've seen those hand dusters on various modshops, but they were pretty expensive iirc.




Well, the one in the pic I posted above is the Metro Datavac ESD Safe Electric Duster - Model ED-500ESD. On Amazon it's listed at $92.99 at the time of this writing.
I have no idea if it's 'worth it' though.




 
it is def worth it,i love mines...........gonna use it weekly so the pc stays clean.
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