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Getting ready to fill my first loop, for the first time, tomorrow. After reading some post, I'm a little concerned that I may have used screws that were too long for mounting the radiators. The screws went into the rad about 1/2 inch. Should I be concerned before I fill this thing? Did I just kill $180 in radiators? bigeyedsmiley.png
    
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Are there any punctures below where the screws go in? If there are, then yes. If there are not, then no. You may want to leak test outside of your case first to be sure if you have any doubts.
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Yes there are punctures. AHAHAH!!
    
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It is probably unusable then. You have to be very careful, as you have found, not to puncture the rad with screws that are too long. I obviously cannot see how bad it is, but I would definately test it before using it in your system, but from the sounds of it, its probably not even worth doing that. This is one of those "hidden costs" with water cooling unfortunately.
post #5 of 14
You should have used the screws that came with the radiator, pretty much all companies these days supply them bundled.. teaching.gif
    
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You should have used the screws that came with the radiator, pretty much all companies these days supply them bundled.. teaching.gif

though normally only enough for 1 set of fans no good if you want p/p
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post #7 of 14
Two screws for each fan diagionally is enough.
    
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though normally only enough for 1 set of fans no good if you want p/p

Measure them, buy more? I would never trust even the screws that come with my radiator until I screw them in carefully to be sure they are the correct size. You can never be too careful.
post #9 of 14
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Two screws for each fan diagionally is enough.
not when I'm hanging a 360 rad above everything else, I wouldn't feel safe with 2 screws supporting the wieght

M3 screws are hard to get hold of in the uk
Edited by Greenback - 12/14/11 at 1:05pm
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You can probably use a little JB Weld to fix the damage.
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