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Can I still use this case?


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#1 Nicknak1

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 06:59 AM

Hi, my name is Nicknak, I was wondering if this case is still useable. I have run out of space in my current case and am trying to reuse rather than buy a whole new case. What I am concerned about is the rust on the exaust holes. Would this block the airflow?

 

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Replacement power supply:

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So, what I am asking is, would the rust muck it up, or would it be fine as long as it doesn't catch fire

(like the devilspawn of a graphics card...)


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Posted 03 February 2015 - 02:23 PM

Rust will block it slightly, but  just run some sandpaper over it to clean it up and enjoy



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 02:45 PM

Ok, thanks  :lmao:



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 02:58 PM

 

  just run some sandpaper over it to clean it up and enjoy

Be very careful doing this, You don't want any of that  rusty metal falling onto your pc components. Personally I would remove the fan and cover the inside where the fan was with some tape, Then I would carefully sand the rust off including cleaning the holes, Then I would paint the area with paint from a spray can.


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Posted 03 February 2015 - 03:34 PM

 

 

  just run some sandpaper over it to clean it up and enjoy

Be very careful doing this, You don't want any of that  rusty metal falling onto your pc components. Personally I would remove the fan and cover the inside where the fan was with some tape, Then I would carefully sand the rust off including cleaning the holes, Then I would paint the area with paint from a spray can.

 

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 04:49 PM

Anyone else wonder why there is so much rust in there?  I do :bounce:



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 09:03 PM

 

Anyone else wonder why there is so much rust in there?

condensation & dust = rust


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Posted 19 February 2015 - 12:03 AM

I would get a new case if you have some cash to spare. :radioactive:


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Posted 20 February 2015 - 08:19 AM

Yes you can save a few $$$ but take the time to strip the components out of the case and clean it properly, when done paint the previously rusted area.  Any of that rust dust getting onto circuit boards is deadly!


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