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Screws: Pan head or Countersunk?

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I bought my Swiftech MCR220-XP used from Ebay. And I just ran tap water through it and everything seems fine with no detectable leaks. The only problem is I didn't get any screws with it (Which not a big deal to me for the price I got it for).

According to the specifications on their website I can use either M3.5 or 6-32 screws. I can find 6-32 screws readily on both Amazon and Ebay of the required length. My question is, does it matter whether the screw head is pan head or countersunk?

Thanks in advance.
Edited by twoofswords - 1/12/15 at 5:58pm
 
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The type of screw head depends on the type of hole.




Edited by billbartuska - 1/12/15 at 5:13pm
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The type of screw head depends on the type of hole.

Thanks, that image is super helpful. Since the holes are either going to be the plastic fan bracket or the metal case, I'll play it safe and go with pan head.
 
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The advantage to countersink screws is that the heads are flush with the surface.
You can also use special washers made for countersink fasteners.



Then you don't need a countersink tool.



Personally, I like the look of counterborred allen head bolts. They just look cool!



Probably more than you ever wanted to know about fasteners.
Wood, but almost all the same for metal.
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