OK - my PC gets dusty as hell no matter what I try to do to stop it.
So I want to tackle this another way. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to clean the dust out? I've looked at an air duster but all they seem to do is just blow the dust off so it's all floating around and could well get back into my PC.
Can you get a vacuum cleaner both small enough and powerful enough to get into all the hard to get to places in a PC but also clean it? If so, can you get one that isn't going to be a static hazard?
If not, is there another way to approach keeping my PC clean as the dust isn't going to help the temp of my processor and other components, performance nor the lifespan on my PC?
Vacuum cleaner and soft brush is fine. Static is more of a problem when components are not inserted into a circuit, eg a memory modules, or a CPU that's not in it's socket. When working on anything like a PC it's good practice to occasionally keep touching the chassis to bring yourself down to the same potential as the PC... with it all unplugged of course.
well this is what i do take sides off then place pc side down for dust to fall out then again on other side. makes mess on carpet but hoover can sort the carpet.
take out cards and either use compressed air to blow clean or if none available use very soft brush to very lightly brush clean, then repeat with rest of pc, use cotton buds to clean inside cpu fan area.
everytime i open the case there is always a small spider and webs in there which i remove what on earth does it expect to catch and eat.
You've left yourself wide open for this one sunny...Spiders like to start spinning their webs near the Network cards..cos' they know there are lots of "bugs" on the Web....Oh dear!!...Erm' Sorry about that :)