Something a bit off the beaten path, but also something that we probably don't spend enough time considering...cleaning up the internals of your beloved system. While it may seem mundane, it's vital to the continued smooth operation of your expensive paperweight. So head on over to EXHardware and see their latest guide entitled "PC Cleaning-up". here's a snip:
"Do you know that lots of dust can get stuck in your computer? It doesn't really matter where you put your computer, unless it's in a very hygenic climate-controlled lab, dust will get into your computer placing itself in the CPU heatsink fan unit, components and the power supply unit. You may think that this is a small matter but you're wrong, those tiny dust particles can increase the computer's temparature and can result in overheating, especially if you're running an overclocked system. Bear in mind that heat is a computer's worst enemy.
Fortunately, you can clear the mess up and all it takes is just a weekend off your normal scheldule for cleaning. we've put together a simple guide that will help you through."