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what is the size of the screw you use to mount the power supply, or the screw used to hold a case together?

Its the one that has the socket phillips head and a knurled flange.

I got 3mm x 5.5mm...is this right?
    
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My PSU came with 4 screws, so if you have a new PSU on the way, you may not have to worry about that.

As for the size, I have no idea what those dimensions are measuring. Like, is it 5.5mm long and 3mm wide edge-to-edge on the threaded section?

Now, I have a bag of standard case screws that I purchased from the local custom computer shop. I asked for "case screws", and that's what I got (it was long before I joined OCN. lol) They seem to fit universally throughout a computer, although I didn't use them on the CM690 since it came with it's own set of screws. But they are 5.5mm long, and they're 2mm in width edge-to-edge on the threaded section of the screw.

I don't really have anything else I can say about this. I hope I was helpful at least a little bit.
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-cough- fan screw -cough-

EDIT: forget that. i didn't read that correctly.

The ones that should either be used as HDD screws (Phillips heads, yet a round screw that can also take a full-size flathead blade) or my personal favourite, The One's That are Phillips heads, yet you can use a Socket set on them.
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Originally Posted by Fyrestorm View Post
-cough- fan screw -cough-

EDIT: forget that. i didn't read that correctly.

The ones that should either be used as HDD screws (Phillips heads, yet a round screw that can also take a full-size flathead blade) or my personal favourite, The One's That are Phillips heads, yet you can use a Socket set on them.
No. Please no :/

They are drilling - meaning they drill the holes while you screw them in. Absolutely the worst idea ever for a powersupply. I believe case and PSU screws are equal in thread size, but PSU screws are better in terms of "grip" and stability.
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Grip and stability? Oh, come on. They're just screws!
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No. Please no :/

They are drilling - meaning they drill the holes while you screw them in. Absolutely the worst idea ever for a powersupply. I believe case and PSU screws are equal in thread size, but PSU screws are better in terms of "grip" and stability.
gimme a break, i'm hald ****faced. and i read it wrong. thought he meant the ones that hold the PSU together, not into the case.

and if your worried about "grip" and stability. Locktight the suckers on.!
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There's always duct tape.
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No thanks, I'm married.

...think about it in relation to the thread title.
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Negative. the fan will only create enough force to seperate itself from the case after about 5mins of running. lol
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post #10 of 13
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case screws, psu screws and these hard drive screws are all the same.

yes 3mm thick by 5.5mm long.

I have to get about 400 of them for mounting these hard drives.

I am not that good with a dial caliper so these measurements are rough.

Perry....I knew someone would!!!
    
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