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I'll test this but I do recall my TH10 (which you have now) needed the rear fan holes bored a bit to pass some hex case screws (hard to find, got lucky and bought a few a while ago). I know for sure the rears were a paint and were actually eating into the aluminum of the rear using the supplied corsair screws (in my tx).
? Hex screws ok but not normal fan screws
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Originally Posted by ali13245 View Post

I got the fans mounted guys. Thanks to all that helped out, you guys are awesome thumb.gif The thing that sucks is all the screws and nuts I got are silver thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif they literally had no black screws. I guess I can just paint them black myself... thinking.gif


if they're stainless steel, the paint may not grab. you can dip them in a can of oil-based paint or use etch-primer and some rattlers to spray the top coat. Etch-primer is great stuff (though on flat surfaces, you will need to wet sand a bit) and will help on stainless steel. Not sure if it will work on zinc plated though thinking.gif

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? Hex screws ok but not normal fan screws


Fan screws with hex head biggrin.gif. They do exist; its a specific size but these happen to have a hex socket head. I'll be home in a bit and post a pic of them.
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i know fastenal has them but yea i wanna see these ( why because if fastenal doesnt have a screw nut or anything used to fasten , they make it.....)
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Originally Posted by wermad View Post

The bumpers on the sp/af can push the length a bit but pushing a bit on the fan will compress it and it should work. I'm using 1-1/4" and they work for both the flexbay and the thicker og TX and new TX rad side mounts (even w/ the Alphacool rad port plugs in the way).
yeah I tried without the bumpers also, they do work, it was the fact that there was less than 1/16-1/8 of thread grabbing the nut just wasnt enough for me.
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I got the fans mounted guys. Thanks to all that helped out, you guys are awesome thumb.gif The thing that sucks is all the screws and nuts I got are silver thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif they literally had no black screws. I guess I can just paint them black myself... thinking.gif
the weird hours of screw supply shops and limited inventory have driven me to purchase all my hardware always from mcmaster.

black oxide works fine for everything we do.
http://www.mcmaster.com/#screws/=zk0lsf
http://www.mcmaster.com/#nuts/=zk0lx2
Edited by NKrader - 10/27/15 at 6:02pm
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yeah I tried without the bumpers also, they do work, it was the fact that there was less than 1/16-1/8 of thread grabbing the nut just wasnt enough for me.
the weird hours of screw supply shops and limited inventory have driven me to purchase all my hardware always from mcmaster.

black oxide works fine for everything we do.
http://www.mcmaster.com/#screws/=zk0lsf
http://www.mcmaster.com/#nuts/=zk0lx2

2 turns should be fully engaged; loctite for the prudent. I've trusted race car drivers' lives with that mantra biggrin.gif (when cutting bolts above the center of gravity as short as possible because every ounce of weight counts)

And yes long live McMaster Carr!
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i know fastenal has them but yea i wanna see these ( why because if fastenal doesnt have a screw nut or anything used to fasten , they make it.....)

(left to right): standard chrome ph self tapping, Corsair supplied ph self-tapping in black, ss hex socket head self-tapping (ebay, chinese sellers, sold as "case fan screws, threads are a bit tighter but they work and don't strip!):

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Guys I was just opening the right side door panel on my case, and I noticed that t's kinda loose when closed. If i tap on it, the door pushes in slightly while the other door (window side panel) doesn't do that. Is that normal? The case is an SMA8. I checked all the screws and hinges and they seem to be screwed in like intended.
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Guys I was just opening the right side door panel on my case, and I noticed that t's kinda loose when closed. If i tap on it, the door pushes in slightly while the other door (window side panel) doesn't do that. Is that normal? The case is an SMA8. I checked all the screws and hinges and they seem to be screwed in like intended.

It's your metal latches that the door pegs fit into. Push down on the center of the latch with a flat head screw driver to tighten their grip, pry up on the latch from beneath it to loosen it.
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It's your metal latches that the door pegs fit into. Push down on the center of the latch with a flat head screw driver to tighten their grip, pry up on the latch from beneath it to loosen it.

Are these the metal latches you're referring to?

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Those are them.
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