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How to install a fan shroud to a Corsair Hydro series cooler

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Would I need longer screws to thread through the radiator and the shroud to screw into the fan?
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Would I need longer screws to thread through the radiator and the shroud to screw into the fan?


If you are adding the shroud between the fans and radiator (which is what a shroud is basically), then yes, you would need screws with extra length equal to that of the shroud height. You would be threading your screws into the radiator though, not the fans. But the same length would be needed nonetheless. So if your shroud was 25mm, then you would need screws that are about 25mm longer than you are using now. You can find longer M3, M4 and 6/32 screws at many different places, so just find the right length for your needs. thumb.gif
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Ah ok thanks that was very informative. The screw diameter should fit both fans and the radiator right?
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Ah ok thanks that was very informative. The screw diameter should fit both fans and the radiator right?


Most fans don't actually have threads for the screws, and are generally large enough in diameter to accommodate the diameter of M3, M4 and 6/32 screws (which are the 3 types of screws used for radiators). Therefore, it should fit right through there to thread into the radiator with no problems whatsoever. If you cannot find the "perfect" length screws, go with ones that are slightly longer then you need, and use washers to fill in the extra space or gap due to them being longer. (so you don't over tighten the screws and potentially puncture the water chambers beneath the threads). Good luck man. thumb.gif
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Ok I think my cooler has 6x32 screws. I guess I'll need to find some 50mm variants.
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So I've just run into a snag. I went to my local Home Depot and they don't carry any 6-32 screws longer than 2 inches which isn't long enough. Anyone know where I can order some of these?
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you need 2 1/8" screws...

try a different hardware store, or see if your local one will special order them...
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So I've just run into a snag. I went to my local Home Depot and they don't carry any 6-32 screws longer than 2 inches which isn't long enough. Anyone know where I can order some of these?

Try and find an Ace Hardware if you can. If not http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ststma20in6t.html
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Try and find an Ace Hardware if you can. If not http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ststma20in6t.html

that screw is too short
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Try and find an Ace Hardware if you can. If not http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ststma20in6t.html

I actually live right next to an Ace Hardware. Do they carry 6-32 screws longer than 2"?
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