Right now is about the worst time possible to buy a new PSU. Because of the shortages caused by the Chinese coronavirus, as well as increased demand from people working from home, PSU prices have skyrocketed. That EVGA PSU is nothing special, and they were selling them for $20 each last year. I picked up a few, when they were cheap, to use as replacements for old OEM systems if/when their PSUs fail. They get the job done, but paying $50 for a $20 PSU is a tough pill to swallow.
You shouldn't have to touch anything inside the PSU. Most PSUs have a metal case, where part of the metal case will come off. Usually we are just talking about 4 Phillips-head screws. It might allow you to dust (using compressed air, etc) areas that wouldn't be very accessible simply through vent holes. There shouldn't be any significant danger, especially if it hasn't been powered on in years. Avoid the temptation to lick any of the capacitors using your tongue.I will open it up. I shouldn't touch anything I assume? Never opened a PSU.
I have the EXACT same psu. I sold the DDR2 memory, gpu and gave away the case it was used with. I still want to sell the P45 motherboard. Lol.
Yea, just updating thread . I hope it works out. Or at least that nothing happens to the rest of the system. I'm still amazed by the quality of the box it came in.Know one said it wouldn't work out. If you run into issues down the road, you'll just have to wonder.