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HOW TO CLEAN YOUR PC

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Screwdriver
  • Compressed Air
  • Microfibre Cloth
  • Waffle Cloth (Optional)
  • Alcohol Cleaner
  • Soft Brush

TIP: It is recommended that you perform this process outside or in a well ventilated area.

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STEP 1:

Power off your PC and switch off the power supply.

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STEP 2:

Remove the power cable and hold the power button on the case for 5 seconds to discharge any remaining power left in the PC.

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STEP 3:

Depending on your PC, use a screwdriver to remove the screws that hold in the side glass panel to access the inside of the PC.

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It may also be required that you remove the front panel to access the dust filters. To remove it, there is usually an opening you can fit your hand underneath the panel. Just pull quick and hard and it should detach.

TIP: Always refer to the case manual provided in the box.

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STEP 4:

Remove all the case dust filters, they are usually located underneath, on the front and at the top of the case.

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STEP 5 (OPTIONAL):

Remove the graphics card following this guide here.

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STEP 6:

Using compressed air, spray the entire inside of the case to dislodge dust and debris.

TIP: Make sure to keep the can upright and spray in short controlled bursts.

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When spraying the fans, hold them still to stop them from spinning to prevent damage.

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STEP 7:

Use a brush on the motherboard and clean the dust off as well as in between the RAM.

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If you've removed the graphics card, use the brush to clean all the empty PCIe slots.

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STEP 8:

Using a microfibre cloth, wipe down the entire inside AND outside of the PC (except the glass panel).

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STEP 9 (OPTIONAL):

To clean the graphics card, use compressed air to clean the fans as well as in between the aluminium fins.

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Wipe the entire graphics card using a microfibre cloth.

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Reinstall the graphics card using this guide here.

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STEP 10:

Wipe down the glass panel using a microfibre cloth lightly saturated with your choice of alcohol cleaner.

TIP: Use a waffle cloth for a streak-free finish.

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STEP 11:

Wash the dust panels under water and let them fully dry before reinstalling them.

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STEP 12:

Reinstall all the dust filters and case panels.

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STEP 13:

Plug in the power cable into the power supply and switch it on.

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STEP 14:

Power on your PC and now you're good to go!

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