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this is the thread that broke



all the other 7 are secured tightly though ...

also i would like to ask what is the h100i body made of ? specially those screw holes area, is it plastic ? i doubt that is metal .... it broke from tightening the screw in it ... redface.gif
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post #12 of 14
its aluminum , and brass . therefore u can re thread the holes to a bigger size thumb.gif
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its aluminum , and brass . therefore u can re thread the holes to a bigger size thumb.gif

can it break ? idk how the damage done to it look like ... actually i tightened the screw in it so hard and while tightening it, it started rotating forever and lost it's tightness, this means the hole actually "broke" not just got wider, right ? can aluminum break ? other holes are tightened to the max as well afraid they might break as well ...
Edited by invincible20xx - 10/11/13 at 1:40am
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post #14 of 14
You stripped the threads. I have the H60 and the screws that came with it were sloppy in the hole I had to get different screws because of where I had to put it. The new screws fit snugly in the hole so I had to be extra careful not to over tighten or I would strip them. I always turn the screw counter clock-wise until i feel the screw drop a little then I know I am at the start of the threads then turn clock-wise and you will never cross thread a screw ever again biggrin.gif

Yes you can break aluminum but in this case you just turned the screw past it's stopping point and crushed the threads. Breaking aluminum requires impact and great pressure usually and even then it will most likely crack.
Edited by sd2000 - 10/11/13 at 9:25am
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