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post #6891 of 16282
Hey kids,

I just got my Midi R2 today, and I bought 2 Enermax Vegas 140mm fans to install in the front. Problem is, the rubber fan mounts won't fit through the case's mounting holes, and the fans aren't threaded, so I can't screw them into place.

At this point the only thing I can think to do is to use twist ties to fasten the fans to the front of the case (I feel dirty). Has anyone mounted the Vegas fans in this case? If so, how did you do it?

Thanks
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Hey kids,

I just got my Midi R2 today, and I bought 2 Enermax Vegas 140mm fans to install in the front. Problem is, the rubber fan mounts won't fit through the case's mounting holes, and the fans aren't threaded, so I can't screw them into place.

At this point the only thing I can think to do is to use twist ties to fasten the fans to the front of the case (I feel dirty). Has anyone mounted the Vegas fans in this case? If so, how did you do it?

Thanks
That design is just bad, as not all mounting can be done with rubber screws. I avoid those fans due to that.
Not much you can do, only thing is return it or try figure out a way to use the rubber mounts.
    
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Hey kids,

I just got my Midi R2 today, and I bought 2 Enermax Vegas 140mm fans to install in the front. Problem is, the rubber fan mounts won't fit through the case's mounting holes, and the fans aren't threaded, so I can't screw them into place.

At this point the only thing I can think to do is to use twist ties to fasten the fans to the front of the case (I feel dirty). Has anyone mounted the Vegas fans in this case? If so, how did you do it?

Thanks

Wait. Fans come with threaded screw holes? I always just put some oomph behind it and forced the screws to tap the plastic... wackosmiley.gif
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Oh man, I trimmed the hell out of the rubber screws with a wire cutter. It took more effort than anticipated, but crisis averted. Thanks for the help.
post #6895 of 16282
The fans that Fractal included are threaded. These Enermax and the Antec tri-cools I had prior were unthreaded. Would have saved me a few hours if they were. Oh well.
post #6896 of 16282
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Originally Posted by luminous2013 View Post

Hey kids,

I just got my Midi R2 today, and I bought 2 Enermax Vegas 140mm fans to install in the front. Problem is, the rubber fan mounts won't fit through the case's mounting holes, and the fans aren't threaded, so I can't screw them into place.

At this point the only thing I can think to do is to use twist ties to fasten the fans to the front of the case (I feel dirty). Has anyone mounted the Vegas fans in this case? If so, how did you do it?

Thanks

You must be new to this..

I don't think there are ANY new threaded fans. All fans come with funky looking screws that are SELF THREADING - just need a screw driver and a little muscle to get it in there.

I have my R2 and I sure as hell have different fans in there than what came with the case without using the rubber mounts.
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my case came with those silicon rubber screw things, anyone use those? they really dont explain what all these screws are for.
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I don't have a single fan screwed in place in my case; as long as I'm air cooling, I probably never will.



They'll require some finagling and needle nose pliers but to me are well worth it.

Water cooling, though... well, dem rads need support. Doubt I can get away with soft-mounting those.
    
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You must be new to this..

I don't think there are ANY new threaded fans. All fans come with funky looking screws that are SELF THREADING - just need a screw driver and a little muscle to get it in there.

I have my R2 and I sure as hell have different fans in there than what came with the case without using the rubber mounts.

More or less new. My first build was in 2001, but I've been using Antec and only Antec since then. Antec cases, Antec fans, Antec PSUs. This would be my first foray into Fractal.
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More or less new. My first build was in 2001, but I've been using Antec and only Antec since then. Antec cases, Antec fans, Antec PSUs. This would be my first foray into Fractal.

It's not specific to Fractal Design. New fans come unthreaded.
   
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