Regular Computer Maintenance

When you have a nice computer, there’s one thing that you should really know about regular computer maintenance, dust bunnies!

When desktop (and server) computers are running, they will pull in dust from the environment. Most computers use dust filters to prevent the dust from getting inside the computer, but that doesn’t mean you never need to clean it. Over time, the filter will get clogged, preventing air from getting inside the computer, leading to higher temperatures and lower performance.

To keep your computer running cold, fast, and quiet, make sure you take a can of compressed air and blow out the dust filters on a quarterly basis. Turn your computer off first, remove the filters, take them outside, and blow the dust out.

You might consider a small handheld vacuum to save on recurring costs, and have more airflow (sometimes the air cans just don’t work very well). We have a $50 model from Amazon that works VERY well.

About Top Flight Computers

Top Flight Computers is based in North Carolina and designs custom built computers, focusing on bespoke desktop workstationsrack workstationsrack servers, and gaming PCs.

We focus on the Raleigh/Cary/Apex/Durham area, offer free delivery within 20 miles of our shop in Cary NC, can deliver within 3 hours of our shop, and ship nationwide.

We work with local NC partners for other tech services, such as computer repair and managed IT. Call us at 919-500-5002 or email us at to inquire about a build!

Check out our past builds and live streams on our YouTube channel!