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Hello Everyone,

I am hoping someone can help me out. I'm looking to replace the fan screws that hold my 230mm fans on my Cooler Master HAF 932. The fan screws that hold my 230mm case fans are button head cap (allen) screws. They appear to have the standard fan screw threads but with a different head. I'm not sure what the standard fan screw thread,size,or length is though. Below are a couple pictures of one of the fan screws from my case.





Now here's where I'm hoping someone can help me. I am looking for the same screws in the pictures above which are button head cap (allen) screws. But I am looking to find them finished in red anodizing. I've searched and have came up empty. I have gone to local stores with one of the screws and nobody has them due to the threading. I can easily find the flush countersunk socket cap (allen) screws or the socket cap (allen) screws. If someone could help me I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks.

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Hello Everyone,

I am hoping someone can help me out. I'm looking to replace the fan screws that hold my 230mm fans on my Cooler Master HAF 932. The fan screws that hold my 230mm case fans are button head cap (allen) screws. They appear to have the standard fan screw threads but with a different head. I'm not sure what the standard fan screw thread,size,or length is though. Below are a couple pictures of one of the fan screws from my case.





Now here's where I'm hoping someone can help me. I am looking for the same screws in the pictures above which are button head cap (allen) screws. But I am looking to find them finished in red anodizing. I've searched and have came up empty. I have gone to local stores with one of the screws and nobody has them due to the threading. I can easily find the flush countersunk socket cap (allen) screws or the socket cap (allen) screws. If someone could help me I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks.

Wolf_Fangs1381

You could get screws with phillips heads/flatheads. It wouldn't matter as long as they're the same thread. thumb.gif
 
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You could get screws with phillips heads/flatheads. It wouldn't matter as long as they're the same thread. thumb.gif

Yes I'm well aware of that but they don't look as nice as the button head cap (allen) screws. Plus they can strip out with multiple removal/installation. I tend to remove my fans often to keep them clean and the allen sockets won't strip out. But I'm having zero luck finding these that are red anodized. I may have to resort to finding a company who can anodize the ones that came with my case. Option two would be to drill and tap the fans and use socket cap (allen) screws. I just don't think the will look as good. Guess I'll keep searching around.

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You could just paint your original screws. You could also use a nut / bolt setup that's red as well (or paint it).

You likely won't find those exact screws already red. I just see that being very hard to find. I've personally never even seen allen head fan screws, only Phillips head.
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I did a search on Google for 'red anodised button head socket screws' and actually came up with shopping offers, so the thread looks like your biggest problem. If you have to settle for button heads and matching nuts then one idea you might bear in mind is the use of Polymorph or something similar to form a plastic clamp for the nut so you don't have to get a grip on it during installation.
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Yes I'm well aware of that but they don't look as nice as the button head cap (allen) screws. Plus they can strip out with multiple removal/installation. I tend to remove my fans often to keep them clean and the allen sockets won't strip out. But I'm having zero luck finding these that are red anodized. I may have to resort to finding a company who can anodize the ones that came with my case. Option two would be to drill and tap the fans and use socket cap (allen) screws. I just don't think the will look as good. Guess I'll keep searching around.

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Just grab some silver / chrome ones and take a red sharpie to them. wink.gif
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You could just paint your original screws. You could also use a nut / bolt setup that's red as well (or paint it).

You likely won't find those exact screws already red. I just see that being very hard to find. I've personally never even seen allen head fan screws, only Phillips head.

Painting them would pointless as the paint would chip the first time I removed them to thoroughly clean the fans. I haven't seen them either until I bought my case. I've also only seen Phillips head ones and flat countersunk Phillips screws.

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I did a search on Google for 'red anodised button head socket screws' and actually came up with shopping offers, so the thread looks like your biggest problem. If you have to settle for button heads and matching nuts then one idea you might bear in mind is the use of Polymorph or something similar to form a plastic clamp for the nut so you don't have to get a grip on it during installation.

Yes I spent hours searching online for them with no luck. All I found were metric and standard button head socket cap screws. But as you said the threading is the problem. I was also planning removing the black push pins that hold my side door window in as well with the same type of screws but smaller. But I just thought about snap caps as they are available in red. I could use those with the screws that came with my case. Not sure if red push pins are available for my side door window though. Decisions,decisions,decisions. Options,options,options. lol

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Just grab some silver / chrome ones and take a red sharpie to them. wink.gif

Been there and done that. It doesn't look good in my eyes.
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