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Hi everyone

Just putting a new build together and am putting an RX360 in the bottom of my Case Labs M10. I have placed the fans at the bottom, then the rad on top, then screwed in the provided 30mm screws to hold the whole thing together. Just one thing I wanted to check before I start leak testing, and that's the warning note that came with the rad. If I have used the long screws to hold everything in place, I shouldn't have punctured the rad, right? Would rather figure this out now than while leak testing...

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Hi everyone
Just putting a new build together and am putting an RX360 in the bottom of my Case Labs M10. I have placed the fans at the bottom, then the rad on top, then screwed in the provided 30mm screws to hold the whole thing together. Just one thing I wanted to check before I start leak testing, and that's the warning note that came with the rad. If I have used the long screws to hold everything in place, I shouldn't have punctured the rad, right? Would rather figure this out now than while leak testing...
Thanks
hcetech

Don't take the words of warning notes, check and examine the threads to see if it pertrude through the radiator fins. I typically use MM(metric measurement) ruler to double check that the threads are not too long.

its easy, measure everything, also you can visually inspect the threads to see if it will have contact with the fins. this give yourself a piece of mind! goodluck.
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Hi everyone
Just putting a new build together and am putting an RX360 in the bottom of my Case Labs M10. I have placed the fans at the bottom, then the rad on top, then screwed in the provided 30mm screws to hold the whole thing together. Just one thing I wanted to check before I start leak testing, and that's the warning note that came with the rad. If I have used the long screws to hold everything in place, I shouldn't have punctured the rad, right? Would rather figure this out now than while leak testing...
Thanks
hcetech

As long as you are using the standard 120x120x25mm fans, then you should be fine. They include those notes because a lot of people don't pay attention when they buy their own screws and end up puncturing their rads, which they then try to send in for replacement.
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Yep, it's a standard 120x120x25 so I guess I should be okay. I just happen to be one of the idiots who trashed a rad doing exactly that, so I've always been incredibly careful after that.
 
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Just opened up my second rad and noticed this damage to the fins. Could someone please inform me whether this will cause it to leak?

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Just opened up my second rad and noticed this damage to the fins. Could someone please inform me whether this will cause it to leak?
Thanks.

nope, thats cosmetic damage so NO leak will occur, If you wanted too, You can straighten out the fins with a needle nose pliers, which is very easy!
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nope, thats cosmetic damage so NO leak will occur, If you wanted too, You can straighten out the fins with a needle nose pliers, which is very easy!

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Many thanks.

No problem, goodluck with your build! biggrin.gif
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