Originally Posted by servese43
I don't think removing the fan will be any different in Australia because I'll likely have the air-con on during the summer anyway. Also this is probably a dumb question, but should I unscrew the fan and remove it from the case or should I just unplug the pins and tuck away the cables to the side, leaving the fan in the case?
The fan obstructs passive heat dissipation, just another obstacle. Removed it, 4 screws. If you think you need or want it later, put it in a drawer instead of the trash or recycle bin.
Also just another plastic item to absorb heat, rather than the metal case (which absorbs, then dissipates).