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Old March 13, 2011, 08:00 PM
draemn draemn is offline
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Once you open up the side panel of the case, just use a can of compressed air to get out what you can. Also, you can use a soft cloth to remove dust from fan blades (or tissues) as the compressed air won't. As for the stuff that still refuses to come out, try any of the suggestions above (q-tips, brushes, etc).

Really, you should be dusting out often enough to prevent it from getting 'caked-on,' which might mean as often as 6 months depending on things. I personally dust mine every month just because I want to keep it as dust free as possible. You really don't need to remove that much for dusting. The graphics card and the side panel should be enough...

Not a good idea to use it when there is too much dust as this can cause thermal damage if the dust negatively impacts the cooling performance.
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