Mac Pro Suggestions needed!

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
Ok, So I recently came across a huge problem with my Mac Pro. My ATI Radeon x1900 512 died and I needed to get a new one through Apple (replaced by AppleCare). I called on Friday and it came on Monday. I went home and opened up my Mac Pro to find that the card was completely filled with dirt and dust. Where the intake was in the front of the card, there was at least a 1/4" layer of dirt in front of the heat sinks it could of been a half inch, no exaggeration. I pulled off all the dust and dirt and put the old card in the box. I installed the new one and closed up the case. Before I turned it on I tried to think of some ways to stop some of the crap from blocking the intake. I decided to elevate the tower off the floor a few inches with a wooden box and I pulled the tower away from the wall a few inches to let the air have some room to move. Is there anything else I can do to prevent the dust from building up? I don't even know if what I did is going to help at all. Any suggestions on what I can do so my card doesn't blow again? The last one was REAL bad. Now the card is a lot quieter, it's not on full throttle all the time, and it doesn't sound like it's ready to explode. I would like to keep it that way.
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