Ive been meaning to do this for quite some time now, but last time I opened up my rig, I noticed what seemed to be a large collection of dust around parts like the fan. Now, when I say dust, I mean, thick, caked on dust, stuff that wont blow away. Now, I need some advice as to how I could get rid of it? Im sure its hindering the performance of my fans, and therefore making them louder, which is getting quite annoying. Any tips on cleaning the inside of your compoota ?
If you can remove the fan and clean it with something them do that, I would not do that if you can't get them out of the case.
I asked what the best way to clean it is...
Caked on Dust? I was going to recommend a "Can of Air", but I don't think that would help.
Try a damp wash cloth, or lightly wet the dust. As long as the comptuer is completely taken apart (out of the case), and given time to dry, it will be fine.
Best thing to use to clean "Caked - on" dirt from a fan would be to remove it from the PC, then use "Brake cleaner" or "Carb cleaner" from the local auto parts store to clean the dirt off! After cleaning the fan, it would not hurt to put a very small drop of oil on the shaft to make sure you don't dry it out. I have done this several times, and it works great!