I spent most of Saturday with three computers, a couple cans cans of compressed air and a vacuum. All three machines were dusty, but mine was the clear dust champion. My ThermalTake Tsunami Dream case is a tool-less case with a hard drive caddy and it has proven to be worth the money. I will never buy a case without a removable hard drive caddy; it makes life so much easier.
The Shuttle and my brother’s Soprano case were rather quick since one had only exhaust fans and the other I cleaned out earlier this year. It took about 40 minutes to do a fairly through cleaning of my Tsunami Dream. I didn’t remove heatsinks or the motherboard, but I did flush out the dust from anything with a fan. After it was all said and done, it was time for the Windows 7 64-bit Release Candidate install.