+ 0 Votes Removing load mjd420nova August 14, 2013 at 4:28pm PST Removing the fan just took a little load off the PS so it lasted a bit longer before overheating. You may not notice any excess heat, but an transistor element generates a lot anyway, like a regulator, mounted to its own heatsink. I've replaced a few CoolerMaster units and they don't seem to be long lived units, about four years on the outside. Be sure you check the wattage (peak and average) ratings and maybe add an extra 50 W to give a little buffer. + 0 Votes Thanks wompai August 17, 2013 at 5:46am PST Thanks, I will definitely consider adding another 50W, maybe I'll even switch to a differend brand. We'll see how this works out.Thank you for taking the time to comment!