|Right, so about that vacuum...I did use that. I haven't noticed any frying though, so I guess that's...good enough? Anyway, I've never actually opened up the chassis in the 1.5 years I've had it, so the only cleansing going on has been external.|
I know that the affected fan was in fact the power supply fan. As for the power supply itself, it puts out 500w, which may or may not be enough. However, I wouldn't know why the power supply suddenly wouldn't be able to keep up with the load, so I'm assuming either the fans need a more thorough cleaning, or the blockage somehow damaged the power supply.
I attempted to put together a list of parts I currently have, but the 'AMD Radeon r9 200 Series' gpu didn't show up anywhere, so it isn't included.