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My fault - I wasn't too clear on that redface.gif They wouldn't be used together. It's more of an either/or kind of thing. The Silverstone filter has it's own frame. The mesh panel simply allows more airflow.
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Hmmm. I must be missing something. There's nothing on the Silverstone Filters for the 6-32 screws to screw into and the screws don't catch on the case either.

I had the same problem. The bigger screws do actually fit (that come with the fan filters) as the thread on them is so large. If they get stuck, you can either screw harder and potentially damage the bottom of the case, or you can unscrew and rescrew 'til you get them through clean.

The screws that attach to the cover plate actually screw into threads on the cover plate itself, not the bottom of the chassis. I assume the reason for this is to accommodate larger screw types for rads if you wanted a 480mm down the bottom.
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I had the same problem. The bigger screws do actually fit (that come with the fan filters) as the thread on them is so large. If they get stuck, you can either screw harder and potentially damage the bottom of the case, or you can unscrew and rescrew 'til you get them through clean.
The screws that attach to the cover plate actually screw into threads on the cover plate itself, not the bottom of the chassis. I assume the reason for this is to accommodate larger screw types for rads if you wanted a 480mm down the bottom.

So you ended up just using the screws that came with the filter. Maybe I'll try that. Also considering just taking a trip to the hardware store and getting a longer screw and a nut, which should also work.
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The holes on the bottom of the case are sized so that a fan screw has just enough "bite" to stay in place so if you want to install a filter like I did here:



The filter will stay in place. 1.25" screws also work well for fans (my preference actually as seen in the pic). Both 6-32 and 8-32 should work fine
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The holes on the bottom of the case are sized so that a fan screw has just enough "bite" to stay in place so if you want to install a filter like I did here:

The filter will stay in place. 1.25" screws also work well for fans (my preference actually as seen in the pic). Both 6-32 and 8-32 should work fine

That is a sexy orange surface there Jim. biggrin.gif
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That is a sexy orange surface there Jim. biggrin.gif

Yeah, the color rendition is just a bit off - lol! biggrin.gif The lighting in my office is a torture test for white balance (natural sunlight, overhead fluorescent and a flash). Even my D7000 chokes on that a bit redface.gif
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I just ordered my black SM8. Pretty excited. As the joker said, "Herrree we go!!"

I had to forgo my plains to order it in sexy red paint due to a restricted budget this month, but it was that or get a FT02 for now and a red SM8 in 6 months. I didn't even order extras for now. I was going to do red paint with black vinyl line art, but I suppose red line art on black paint can work too.
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Great! I know you'll enjoy it cheers.gif

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Will I have to wait long??
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If you are in the US it probably won't take long. I was in TX, got it in 4 business days. That was last week. I've yet to unbox it. Waiting to get all my components in and for my week of vacation in the near future.
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