Best Way to Keep a Mini Dust Free?

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  1. F-Train, Dec 5, 2018
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    F-Train macrumors 65816

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    New York City air is fairly dusty and I am keeping my mini on the sill of a partially open window. Great for cooling (current temperature is 1.7°C/35°F), less great for dust.

    What’s the best way to protect the mini from dust getting inside? The obvious solution is to put it in a box, with mesh on one side that is fine enough to stop most dust, but not so fine as to significantly impede airflow. Other solutions?

    I figure that there might be some computer building, dust mavens here who have some DIY or off-the-shelf ideas.

    Thanks
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68040

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    Instead of placing your Mini on the window sill, install a room air conditioner in that window and clean the air con filter often. I lived in NYC long enough to know it gets hot and humid in the Summer. An air conditioned room is the best environment for a computer. Turn down the heat in the Winter and keep the room cool. Wear a sweater. ;)
     
  3. F-Train, Dec 5, 2018
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    F-Train thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That’s why I have the good sense to leave NY in the summer. Also, winter temperature control on the 6th floor of an older NY co-op is a little less precise than you appear to think :)

    I’m looking for ideas for the situation that I described in my post.

    Thanks
     
  4. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    F-Train I wondered about you and NYC I road the A train mostly :D:apple:

    How about a grease splatter shield?

    amazon.com/Bellemain-Splatter-Screen-Heavy-Guard/dp/B01M0XFAUH/ref=sr_1_5?

    amazon.com/Grease-Splatter-Screen-Frying-Cooking/dp/B0751MV4Z8/ref=sr_1_6?


    those are on amazon. would be easy to clean.

    ps I have focal speakers with scanspeak subs
     
  5. Partron22 macrumors 68020

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    A cloth bag sewn out of the material used for silk screen prints should work pretty well.
    Very fine mesh and around here only $6 a yard. Get it at an art supply store. Wash it every month or two.
     
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