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So I got my TCF480 a while back as it was a steal on ebay and I got hit by a car collecting it so some damage got done to it (some of you might have seen the thread) but I straightened everything out and no leaks! So it was all good.

Christmas money was all very nice and I got myself a TJ07 from ebay (gotta love the money saving) which should be here in the next week or so. Supplies and more equipment being ordered before the VAT increase ().

The XSPC website says the first versions were M4 and the later ones have these specs: http://is.gd/jUN70
I am unsure which version I have and hope the pictures below help somehow.


I was going to get http://is.gd/jUNtQ since it comes with screws and says its compatible with the TJ07 but its been out of stock for a while and was wondering if this would suffice http://is.gd/jUNBY. It doesn't say it comes with any screws so I need to know what to get

EDIT: The screws also need to be.. Longer? Since there being mounted to the rad as well, I have no experience with fan mounting on rad's with screes as I did it differently with my previous rad.

2ND EDIT: Now need fan suggestions, I thought I knew what I wanted but suggestions would be nice, Preferably quiet and pull as much air as possible. >10£ A fan.

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Thanks guys, Any input appreciated
Edited by Rian - 1/1/11 at 6:58pm
   
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That isn't an RX480! It's a TFC-eXchanger 480. Don't worry, it's also a really good radiator. It uses 6-32 tapped screws. You want 1-1/4" long screws, but you will also need a small washer to prevent them from puncturing the radiator core.

If you could find some 1-1/8" they would perfect, but generally they are not available in a hardware store.
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That isn't an RX480! It's a TFC-eXchanger 480. Don't worry, it's also a really good radiator. It uses 6-32 tapped screws. You want 1-1/4" long screws, but you will also need a small washer to prevent them from puncturing the radiator core.

If you could find some 1-1/8" they would perfect, but generally they are not available in a hardware store.


You cant be serious!? No one here has spotted this yet if your right.
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Yep. Notice how the logo says "TFC"? That stands for "The Feser Company". XSPC Radiators have the XSPC Logo on the side that says "XSPC".

The radiators are similar performance wise:



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Yep. Notice how the logo says "TFC"? That stands for "The Feser Company". XSPC Radiators have the XSPC Logo on the side that says "XSPC".
I always wondered this but never rely payed attention, *FACEPALM* Feel like a n00b now, Surprised no-one else saw this. Cant find it on Feser's website

Thanks for the screw info, Will the mount be fine?

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The only thing you might run into issues with is that warped radiator - the fans are nice and square and the radiator is bent from the collision. Also, the reason you can't find the radiator on Feser's website is because it is a discontinued model, to be replaced by the admiral series.
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That isn't an RX480! It's a TFC-eXchanger 480. Don't worry, it's also a really good radiator. It uses 6-32 tapped screws. You want 1-1/4" long screws, but you will also need a small washer to prevent them from puncturing the radiator core.
The X-Changer 480 DOES NOT use 6-32 screws. It uses M3 screws. I have one in my TJ07.

OP: If you're looking to mount a 25mm fan get 30mm long screws and 45mm long screws for a 38mm thick fan.
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The X-Changer 480 DOES NOT use 6-32 screws. It uses M3 screws. I have one in my TJ07.

OP: If you're looking to mount a 25mm fan get 30mm long screws and 45mm long screws for a 38mm thick fan.
Yeah oops. I just assumed it used 6-32 seeing as TFC is an american company and M3/4 are british standards. Anyways, thanks!

I'm dumb, TFC is German.
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Yeah oops. I just assumed it used 6-32 seeing as TFC is an american company and M3/4 are british standards. Anyways, thanks!
??? TFC is a German company.
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??? TFC is a German company.
Right....

Forget everything I said. I'm getting confused with Swiftech .
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