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Different screw required when using radiator/fan gaskset?

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Hello all

I have a Hardware Labs SR1 radiator and Gentle Typhoon AP-15 fans. The radiator comes with M4 30mm screws. If I use the provided screws to mount the fans to the radiator, it _looks_ like a tight fit and there isn't much screw left.

If I were to get a gasket to fit in between the fan and the radiator, would I need bigger screws - 35mm for instance? Or would that be too big and the 30mm is enough?

Anyone else have this kind of configuration. I'm not sure what gaskets are available or what their thickness are. I'm still googing around doing research.

Thanks for any tips.
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Well, dont use longer screws, or you will end up puncturing your rad. I normally use 30 mm screws with my 25 mm fans and they fit fine. In fact I can fit an extra cable management clip on the top as well. Also I need to be careful to not overtighten them. So dont go for anything longer, unless your shroud is going to be around 5 mm.
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