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Hey guys, im going to be using four fans with a radiator in push/pull config. They will be at the top of my case. Im most likely going with ap-15s. Anyway, do i need to get more screws to mount them all? How exactly do i go about it? Do i screw two fans at the bottom of the rad, two on the top and then screw the two top fans into the top of the case?
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post #2 of 13
Yes you'll need more screws, ones that go all the way through the fans to the rad - I would recommend mounting the bottom fans, them putting the screws through the top of the case, through the fans and screwing them into the radiator, just makes more sense that way IMO
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Yes you'll need more screws, ones that go all the way through the fans to the rad - I would recommend mounting the bottom fans, them putting the screws through the top of the case, through the fans and screwing them into the radiator, just makes more sense that way IMO
I thought so. If you know, what are the dimensions of the srews i will need?
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post #4 of 13
I only got 2 per fan with my rad, bit if a jip, they hold ok tho.

You may need longer for GTs as the center sticks out and could touch the rad,

I would have beeb able to give a definite answer on the GTs but DPD left them in the warehouse , will get back tomorrow.
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Ok would be great if you got back . Anyone else know??

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post #6 of 13
typically there's about 5mm of space inside the rad for the screws. You add this to the thickness of the fan. Most rad screws are 30mm in length (5mm + 25mm), which is plenty enough to add a grill or pass through a case and avoid puncturing the rad. If you end up getting longer screws, use washers to shorten the screw length.
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typically there's about 5mm of space inside the rad for the screws. You add this to the thickness of the fan. Most rad screws are 30mm in length (5mm + 25mm), which is plenty enough to add a grill or pass through a case and avoid puncturing the rad. If you end up getting longer screws, use washers to shorten the screw length.
Ok so does this rad come with 30mm screws?

Are the AP-15s thread the same as the rad? Ive read someone else having issues doing a push/pull config with a h70 and AP-15s due to the thread not being the same?
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use zip ties?

they seem to do the job very well.
    
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use zip ties?

they seem to do the job very well.
lol, ive heard alot of people using zip ties. I would like screws though...they look nicer
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post #10 of 13
According to Corsair Forum, if you're about to use H-series check the 6-32 x 1.25" Phillips Fan Screw as shown here
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