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sorry, i have a bixIII.
I have a really hard time explaining what I want most times. It gets lost somewhere between my head and fingers while typing.

if you could post a pict showing the rad and fans it will be a lot easier to help you out.
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well yeah, i did that already but i just need the right screws now.
    
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6-32's x 3/8"
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really sorry about the quality... my camera doesnt have batteries so i had to use my phone. Hopefully it helps though

left one is from the fan, middle one is from the rad, and the thing on the right is one of the washers that came with the rad.
    
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Are you asking which of those 2 screws to use? If you are it would be the fine thread machine screw on the right, it should be a 6-32.....The coarse thread fan screw is just for attaching a grill or whatever to your fan...
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post #26 of 41
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i showed the picture because someone wanted to see it.. idk.

But the one your talking about is the one that came with the rad - it barely fits through the fan all of the way, let alone through the washer (i know its optional but still) and the rad threads.
    
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i showed the picture because someone wanted to see it.. idk.

But the one your talking about is the one that came with the rad - it barely fits through the fan all of the way, let alone through the washer (i know its optional but still) and the rad threads.
OK I'm confused now .........Sorry about that...Like By-Tor was saying just get some 3/8" or so 6-32 bolts at a hardware store, you might want to grab a few washers to shim it out if its a little over long, you don't want to go in to far or you can hit a tube in the rad, not much danger of that with a BIX because the mounting holes aren't right over a tube like a lot of rads are, but watch for that anyway, no need to bend fins if you can help it either...

There are several ways to mount those...I like to get 6-32 brass all thread rod and cut it however long i need it to be, you just screw the studs into the rad with a little clear silicone on the threads to kind of hold them in a little..Or just using short ones to mount is fine to just however you prefer..

EDIT: I forgot I clipped the corners on the BIX fans so I could lock nut in the studs to make it more sturdy...Those went all the way through the shroud into the rad...

Here are studs on a BIX...



Then on this GTX I just bought overlong M4 bolts and cut them to size, I didn't want to spend the money on a bunch of thumb nuts for it...


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post #28 of 41
God Ira I love that 480 setup of yours.... If you are tired of it let me know....
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post #29 of 41
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God Ira I love that 480 setup of yours.... If you are tired of it let me know....
Thanks...Its not good looking anymore..I took those 2 aluminum channel shrouds off and bolted them together then I gutted 120x38mm fans on the other side of the rad for shrouds and stuffed it all on the second shelf of my bench...Cools great though..
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post #30 of 41
aren't the black ice radiators M4 thread? I have a couple black ice pros and they are M4 thread.

EDIT: from hwlabs site
M4 Threaded Screw Holes for easier mounting and greater adaptability.
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