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Hello,

I have recently been getting together all the parts that I need for my first water cooling loop and I've come across a problem, thankfully before I started building.


I was looking through the box and noticed that I had two sets of screws, a short and long set. Unfortunately, there aren't enough screws enclosed to support a push-pull configuration so I will need to grab some more. However, I also noticed that the long set have a narrow head diameter, so narrow that they slip straight through the holes on my chassis.

Therefore I am going to order some more. I will need 24 (I believe they need to be 30mm?) black screws, I assume that I can just grab these from my local hardware store? I don't suppose anyone would have a link to exactly what I need or what they would recommend?

Much appreciated, Crooks.
Edited by Crooksy - 2/17/13 at 8:56am
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Just grab some washers, that will fix your problem
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Just grab some washers, that will fix your problem

I still need more of them though as there aren't currently enough for push pull.
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According to this spec:
http://www.ekwb.com/shop/radiators-fans-accessories/radiators/ek-coolstream-xtx-series/ek-coolstream-rad-xtx-360.html

Your rad uses M3 threading. So you are looking for something like this:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17935/scr-435/M3-05_x_30mm_Hardened_Carbon_Steel_Screw_-_Black_PM3X30.html

Whatever you buy make sure it has the correct diameter (M3), thread (0.5), and length. Note that the rad only has ~1-2mm of threading and going too far will puncture the rad. Add up the total thickness the screw passes through to decide on a length (fan, rad, case, gasket, etc?)
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Thanks for the reply and it's nice to see exactly what I need. I know all about the length and how vital it is that it's correct. It's just finding these in the UK that aren't ridiculously expensive!
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