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I don't know if this really belongs here but....

I reciently got 3 Silverstone 120FM fans and need to attach 2 of them to my radiator. I need to figure out a way to attach them... either longer screws, rubber rivets, or even zip ties... i'd rather it not look that messy, but if that's all you can do it's what you have to do.

Any ideas?

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post #2 of 12
zip ties dont look bad.
go for it!
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lol, that from experience?

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I need to get my ziptie supply back.... sounds like it's time for a trip back to school.
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8-32 1.25" Screws with a washer will do the trick.
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But then i need to put a nut pretty much under the radiator... sounds hard to accomplish.

[edit] not under the radiator, but under the metal "fin" where the screw normally goes in....Maybe i can weld the nut to the radiator

Thanks for the idea... any more?
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post #6 of 12
yeah, i speak from experience. (not the thunderblades)
using colored ones you can actually make it look awesome.
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But then i need to put a nut pretty much under the radiator... sounds hard to accomplish.

[edit] not under the radiator, but under the metal "fin" where the screw normally goes in....Maybe i can weld the nut to the radiator

Thanks for the idea... any more?
THe 8-32 should grip into the screw holes fine. I am using them to mount fans on a Black Ice Radiator. 8-36 would have worked as well.
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post #8 of 12
Get wing bolts, like the kind you use to mount stuff to sheetrock walls. Then you won`t have worry about soldering and potentially causing a leak.
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post #9 of 12
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8-32 1.25" Screws with a washer will do the trick.
Tried 8-32 screws and they were too thick (but very close). What's the next size down?
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post #10 of 12
You don't need to put screws through the entire fan, just the holes before the rad, using a small screwdriver to tighten through the first hole. That way you can use any screws you like.

Looks cleaner, especially if you have extra thick fans like panaflo or delta.
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