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So the plastic brackets are really starting to annoy me the pads that are supposed to keep the fans from slipping down have worn out completely through repeated taking off to clean over 5 years. The fans do not stay in place. I think I have found something that might work but wanted to get other people's opinions first. The cooler master store is down until Monday and I won't be able to buy anything until Wednesday. So I am in no hurry.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/CLIP-For-120mm-Fan-Mounting-on-CPU-Cooler-Metal-Clip-Easy-to-Install-Solid-Build-/172233431222?hash=item2819e998b6:g:ceAAAOSwnNBXVtzY

Please let me know if you think that these metal brackets are a good idea(even though they come from china). It really isn't a major priority right now but again I want it fixed some time. Any help or opinion in the matter is appreciated.
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I would be leery of those simply because the vendor doesn't state what cooler(s) it fits.
     
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Thank you. I think I will wait and see what the cooler master store has. I would like to get the fans to stay in place though. So if anyone knows of a good solution please let me know.
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Do you know about "zip-tie screws"? That's a (somewhat) crappy method to do this through using several zip-ties.

What you do is, first put four zip-ties through the holes of the fan. You then pull them through the fins in the heat-sink on the height where you want the fan to end up. On the other end of the heat-sink, you fasten the zip-ties with a second set of zip-ties. On that second set of zip-ties, you cut off everything except for the lock thingy you've put on the first set of zip-ties (this means you use a total of eight zip-ties). The end result looks a bit ghetto, but not too bad after you cut off unused parts.

I just tried seeing what Google finds when you search for "zip-tie screw", and it found a thread here on overclock.net which has neat pictures:

http://www.overclock.net/t/753254/ziptie-screw
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That zip-tie thing made me laugh. I think I might try it though if I can't find anything else.
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I used them on my Armageddon for years. They do work.

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I used them on my Armageddon for years. They do work.

Referring to zip-ties?
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I'd do something as easy as rubber bands or wires or zip ties (as others suggested), pull them through the fan holes and around the heat sink.
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I used them on my Armageddon for years. They do work.

Referring to zip-ties?


Armageddon is simply a remodeled Megahalems. For the 4770k it's Good Enough (tm) due to the TIM blocking good heat removal. It is not good enough for my 4970k, though. Ziptie screws also work well.

 


Yep. They worked fine.


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