So hey, the fans on my current PSU are all messed up and before they fail outright I figure it would be wise to purchase a new PSU. So, obviously I have to pay attention to wattage of which for my modest PC I figure somewhere between 500-600 might be servicible. Currently I think it came with a 450W PSU.
Anyways, I might get a slightly higher watt so I could potentially accommodate a better video card in the future as well so I figure that the PSU has to be the most straight forward thing to install right? Are there any things I should know? For being such a nerd I'm ashamed that there was a gap between like 2004-2011 where i completely spaced on keeping up with hardware so the last actual PC I worked on and tore apart was in my computer class in High-school in like 2003.
Any tips anyone could give would be great thanks. Also, I'm going to take it upon myself to clean the damn thing while I'm at it. Would taking it out on my porch and hitting it with the computer cleaner be the proper way to go about it? I'm ashamed to say since I got this thing in 2011 I've never opened it to clean it out. Yeah, I know I'm a horrible person.