KEEP IT CLEAN!
Here goes as quick as possible. September 2010: We get 3 kittens. They get into everything. One of them keeps getting behind the computer desk and hits the button on the power strip which powers off the whole system, monitor, tower, etc. In an effort to stop this I push everything up against the wall and re-organize everything which results in the tower being blocked off. This works but I have concerns of over heating, not enough air getting in. Cut to March 2011. I am having all sorts of problems with the computer. Late last week the dreaded blue screen of death. So I decide to do a factory restore. I have Acronis but my thought was start clean. I won't lose any data so why not? Well all that went good but damnit I get the blue screen again! So I pull out the tower, open it up and horrors of horrors! The inside of the tower is chocked with dust! I am so ashamed! The little air grids under the power supply were completely blocked with dust. The little fan that sits on the motherboard sealed with dust. I take the tower out into the garage and Take the shop vac and set it on blow. I carefully blow out the tower. Dust storm in Valpo! I put it all back together and all has been well since!
CHASBO SAYS DO NOT LET DUST KILL YOUR COMPUTER!