Best soulution for cleaning computer components?

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I temporarily purchased an air compressor for some computer components that badly needed cleaned/dusted and it did the trick but it's super loud and with a 1 gallon tank only has about 15 seconds of use before it needs to refill...
Campbell Hausfeld 1 Gallon Air Compressor - Walmart.com

The Metro ED500 DataVac 500-Watt 120 volt 0.75-HP Electric Blower Duster looked like it might be a good deal, but I would prefer an air compressor for other household work.

Not really looking to pay an arm and a leg $100 would hit the mark. I know having an inline water filter is a good to have when working with electronics. I guess my big turnoff is how loud compressors are. I've found some ultra quite ones but they are around $200-$300 more than I'd like to pay.

this one is the quietest I could find at just 48 decibels
https://www.amazon.com/SL-40-Noisel...UN0H4?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&tag=airtools07-20
 
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Uh... that thing should be able to last more than 15 seconds. Turn down the PSI before using it. You don't need it set on the highest setting to get a good stream of air to blow dust away.

Exactly what "household work" do you intend to do with a compressor anyway?
 

DrLobotomy

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I have a 10 gallon Craftsman and I still have to let it build back up 2 or 3 times. But I like to use the full blast on dirty Texas dust.
 
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That idiot didn't even bother preventing the fans from spinning. I do not recommend doing that.
 

rhansen5_99

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What about just compressed air cans? I think you can get a 3 pack from frys for $10... ?
 

Zepher

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What about just compressed air cans? I think you can get a 3 pack from frys for $10... ?

those are convenient but for a really dirty case you have to keep swapping between the cans. the cans get cold and condensate really fast and the pressure drops.
I was cleaning my HAF-932 a week and half ago when I sold it to a friend and it was really dusty inside, bought a 3 pack of air from Walmart to clean it, had to use 2 cans and swap between them as they cooled down.
 

magnetik

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fwiw I used to use an Air Force Blaster SK (metrovac on steroids) but now just fill up my 11gal $35 Harbor Freight air tank with my smaller Senco compressor and use one of these (F3 quiet flow head) for the airgun.
 
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