I was wondering which is the right site for asking computer repair questions, those related to physical hardware maintenance.

Two example questions:

  • What should I use for cleaning the old silicon thermal grease/paste from a processor?
  • What is the best for assembling some pieces of hardware?

I am hesitating between Server Fault and Super User. Is there a more specific site?

  • That example question - probably none. That's a very open question which would invite users to recommend their favorite products. – animuson Sep 18 '13 at 20:06
  • The example question is a technical question about which are the right materials which will properly cleanup the product without hurting the hardware ;) – Áxel Costas Pena Sep 18 '13 at 20:11
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    Then make sure to phrase it as a real technical question. If you phrase it along similar lines as you've done now, you might get into trouble. – Bart Sep 18 '13 at 20:34
  • @Bart, thank you for your advice – Áxel Costas Pena Sep 18 '13 at 20:46

The general topic of such a question would belong on Super User, not Server Fault. Server Fault is for professional/enterprise level system administration, not personal computer related topics.

Additionally, the questions you've mentioned would still qualify for closure on SU as they are shopping questions. See this post for more information about recommendation/shopping questions and how you can improve them.

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    Not sure "how do I clean up thermal paste" is a shopping question, unless you're asking for prices / brandnames. FWIW: superuser.com/questions/267463/… – Shog9 Sep 18 '13 at 20:09
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    Oh, no, I'm talking about generic products. In fact, after more minutes of googling, I found the exact question on SU – Áxel Costas Pena Sep 18 '13 at 20:10
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    @Shog9 The phrasing used above gave me the impression it was asking for specific products, unlike your rephrasing, which does not. It's a small change, but still noticeable in my eyes. – Servy Sep 18 '13 at 20:12

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