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An air purifier hack to get rid of pc casing dust


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#1 crashper

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 02:02 AM

It might sound lame ..that's exactly what I thought when one of my friend suggested I try this method to get rid of the static cling on my pc and electronic equipment  but trust me its better than all those DIY filter methods available online .

 

I used this Clair air purifier http://go-clair.com/ but I guess you can use whichever fits the bill for you .

 

1. To begin with look online for deals/cheap HEPA room air purifiers which are like under $200 . If you use ionizers this won't work .

 

2. Place it beside the PC casing and make sure there aren't any obstructions which will ensure that all the air is drawn inside the air purifier .

 

3. Keep it switched on all the time . Even when you aren't at home (Just make sure the air purifier you use consumes very little power else this might backfire in the form of a huge electricity bill)

 

4., Sit back and watch as you see the dust disappear and in my case it also reduced my sneezing fits which I usually have at night .

 

Hope you guys found this useful :)


Edited by crashper, 27 November 2014 - 02:36 AM.


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Posted 27 November 2014 - 11:41 AM

Great tip,I think I will try it.



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Posted 18 December 2014 - 03:22 AM

Hey good tip mate. I have dust filters but the static dust is very stubborn and difficult to clean . This is a nice hack  but I heard most air purifiers are a noisy lot and all these air filters and stuff are pretty expensive . This added with the electric bill ... looks like I am staring at huge maintenance bill here . 



#4 crashper

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 09:26 PM

This is a nice hack  but I heard most air purifiers are a noisy lot and all these air filters and stuff are pretty expensive . This added with the electric bill ... looks like I am staring at huge maintenance bill here . 

 

Yes air purifiers can get very expensive but most of the expensive air purifiers are big and noisy and the dirt cheap ones have a hidden cost of replacing the filters  which will eventually add up like you mentioned . You'll have to do some research and figure out first what fits your bill and read through the pros and cons online. For instance I was looking for a room air purifier under $200,which is portable and doesn't need filter replacement too often and came across this Clair BF2025 which has silent operation, needs a new filter just once in 12-18 months  and operates at 4 Watts. Effectively I'm looking at maintenance costs of less than a dollar per month .



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Posted 18 December 2014 - 10:48 PM

Slightly off topic.

 

This will keep the dust out.

http://youtu.be/Y1WkdXvtEKY


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Posted 30 December 2014 - 03:16 AM

Wow ! This  mineral oil submerged PC method of  cooling looks cool but its impractical . It would only provide a few degrees lower temperature as compared to a good open loop system . Would be costing about the same I presume.  I was also wondering won't the mineral oil put too much load on the fans,causing them to fail ?

 

This can only be used to cool the PC right ?? Also there is no way this could probably get rid of dust .For dust its back to good ol  air filters and air purifiers

 

Slightly off topic.

 

This will keep the dust out.

http://youtu.be/Y1WkdXvtEKY



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Posted 13 February 2015 - 03:41 PM

Sometimes you can get good deals on a air purifers at thrift stores.but still have to deal witl electric bill.

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 04:52 PM

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