I will not replace it until it fails. That said, I would like to shush it by replacing its noisy three-bladed fan. Does anyone have any recommendations in this regard? I have tried searching this forum using Google (since the phrase "PC Power and Cooling" tripped the short-words filter).
PCP+C have not made a single quiet PSU in their history, at best after replacing the fan it will not be any quieter than it was when new (which simply makes it loud), at worst it will overheat and fry everything. Also if it was made in 2006 it wont be very efficient by today's standards (80.4% efficiency - read the review below), not to mention that its 5-year warranty ran out 1-years ago, all in you have had a good run from this PSU, now its time for retirement.
Please post your system spec so we can identify a suitable PSU - most likely costing £50-£60 (assuming you only need a 500-600W PSU, most people don't need more than that in reality unless they need tri-SLI, otherwise look i the range of £80-£110) including a new 3-year warranty, it will also require no cocking around with a fan swap and will be much quieter and more efficient - 80+ Bronze means hitting 82/85% efficiency depending on the load and will possibly be the quietest
component in your PC.
What size fan is in the PSU?
A single 80mm fan. Below is a review.http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/stress-te ... 62-23.html
Just noticed a bit of nostalgia - my Phantom 500 is in that test, retired a year+ ago.