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How exactly are you supposed to screw in fans? The screws that come with the Scythe S-Flex fans don't fit perfectly through the mounting holes on the fan itself as there are no grooves for the screws. Do you have to forcibly screw them in, thus creating grooves in the fan's mounting holes.

Also, if anyone knows, is it possible to install a 120mm top exhaust fan on the Thermaltake VH6000?
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drill? cable tie it?
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If those screws are like the majority that come with fans, they're self tapping. They'll do just as you said, they'll bore their own threads. A good practice that quite a few people do now, if your case is still empty, is to drill out the mounting holes on the case with a 1/4" drill, put in grommets, and then screw your fans on. It dampens the vibration of the fan. I believe that #8 screws work perfectly.
    
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How exactly are you supposed to screw in fans? The screws that come with the Scythe S-Flex fans don't fit perfectly through the mounting holes on the fan itself as there are no grooves for the screws. Do you have to forcibly screw them in, thus creating grooves in the fan's mounting holes.

Also, if anyone knows, is it possible to install a 120mm top exhaust fan on the Thermaltake VH6000?
Yes, you have to force-screw them in. And don't worry, it wont damage the plastic. All fans are like that, and the holes will still be tight after re-screwing them a hundred (well maybe a bit less) times.

I have no idea on the TTVH6000 though.
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