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aigomorla

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i never understood black heat sinks.... they turn white over time from all the dust collection anyhow.
 
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UsandThem

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i never understood black heat sinks.... they turn white over time from all the dust collection anyhow.
I just throw my CPU coolers in the laundry once a year or so, and they come out sparkling clean.

And with a few dents as well. ;)
 
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guidryp

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i never understood black heat sinks.... they turn white over time from all the dust collection anyhow.
I don't get any of the obsession with the color of components. I really don't care. I buy internal PC components for their functionality, not aesthetics.

Then again, I don't like LEDs, and PC cases with windows either.
 

UsandThem

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I don't get any of the obsession with the color of components. I really don't care. I buy internal PC components for their functionality, not aesthetics.

Then again, I don't like LEDs, and PC cases with windows either.
I'm the same way, but more and more people seem to want RGB on everything, and the need to color coordinate their entire build.

Me, I just want my PC to be reliable, and to not hear it when it's on. :)
 
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i never understood black heat sinks.... they turn white over time from all the dust collection anyhow.
But isn't that a good thing? It forces you to know of the ugly dust situation and gets you off of your butt and grab the can of air and blast it pretty again.
 
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Microparticles will get electrostatically stuck on the surface and a very thin layer will resist the gas-blast. Eventually as they build up, the color of the particles will stand out against black where it does not stand out nearly as much against metallic.
 

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I think you are onto something. One should take their open case out to the driveway and use an air compressor at or above 150PSI with a thin nose ejector. Might strip the paint but it'll get that thin film off.
 

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I think you are onto something. One should take their open case out to the driveway and use an air compressor at or above 150PSI with a thin nose ejector. Might strip the paint but it'll get that thin film off.
I would just unmount it and wash it, and keep the paint. My case is windowless tho so in practice I just ignore it, except for the air now and again to blast the chunks off.
 

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