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Yeah the ones I have in the front of the case are mounted onto the case labs 240mm rad mount for the flex bay instead of having a rad there I have my ek 250 res attached via UN brackets with my pump below it mounted onto the chamber separator panel.

One thing you could buy for your 120mm fans is this : M4 x 35mm Pan Head Screws and Mounting Hardware - Black - 4 Pack Complete Set
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So I have 1 more question for you guys. I purchased a few case fans for my sth10 to make sure I have some decent airflow alongside all my water cooling but I have just found out that the 4 i purchased : D12SM-12 model A) didn't come with screws and B) don't have threaded holes.

Also the ones I have ordered for my rads are the bigger brothers of these fans the Yate Loons : Yate Loon 140mm High Speed Fan (D14SH-12)

Will these not come with screws/threaded holes either?? and if not what type of screws should I get to use them on my rads and or my STH10?

Thanks people!

MM

From my experience, chassis fans only need the short self-tapping screws so no thread needed in the fans. Fans that go on the Rad needs studs that are screwed on the Rads. I boufght special studs from Koolance that only go into the Rads a few milimeters because of the builtin stop. These studs come in various lenghts so get the kind that fits your fan, eg. 25 mm.
post #9603 of 22278
Depends on the manufacturer. Personally I just go to home depot and buy the proper threaded screws and length (6mm to 8mm) for the radiator along w/ some washers (fiber black ones are good).

The price computer places want to charge for a 4 pack of screws is obsurd, between $5-$6... Check out home Depot they have black screws for $0.50 a 3pack.
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i use ace, besides there rather large selection imo much better service
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Lowes, Ace, Home Depot, they're really all the same thing, all large retail home-improvement stores. They're all going to have a comparable selection with cheaper prices than what you would find at a computer store. Black coated screws can be 'hard' to find on occasion however.
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For saving money, that is the right idea. I would screw a nut on the bottom of the screw (6 mm) so when you screw it into the rad that the screw doesn't hit the fins; unless you have an expensive rad that has a protective plate protecting the fins.

Black screws? spray paint them, nobody will know.

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Just looked in home depot , couldn't find the right type. So I'm going to have to order them from frozencpu.should just be able to use my rad screws that came with the rad.

Miffed off that my build is now going to be delayed an extra 2 weeks or so but I'm STILL waiting for frozencpu to get back to me about the messed up order. Not happy with their customer service at all.
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It just blows my mind, FrozenCPU and Performance PCs charges like $5-$6.00 for a 4pack of the button M3 screws that you can get a3packs for $0.50 had Home Depot for.


Badass, how are you mounting things? Are you mounting the fan to the radiator and case at the same time? Are you just mounting the fan to the case? (If you're mounting to the case, you could try those rubber anti-vibration mounts instead of screws, they work well). When mounting to both the radiator and frame I use washers and M3 6mm or 8mm black zinc screws like these. I use the black fibre washers so that it securely holds the fan to the frame. This method doesn't thread the screws (since the threading for fan screws are a lot larger than M3). They are also black screws, and personally I think the buttons with black fibre washers look a lot better than the Phillips-head style screws that come on computer cases (which I think are hideous).


My only Real complaint with spraypainting screws black is once you take a tool to them, the paint peels, and usually it doesn't look good in general. I really like black-zinc plated screws heh.
Edited by DRT-Maverick - 10/27/14 at 3:24pm
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Just looked in home depot , couldn't find the right type. So I'm going to have to order them from frozencpu.should just be able to use my rad screws that came with the rad.

Miffed off that my build is now going to be delayed an extra 2 weeks or so but I'm STILL waiting for frozencpu to get back to me about the messed up order. Not happy with their customer service at all.

here is the best place to get the screws you want/ they also have them in black and you can find them HERE. they also have black nuts and you can get a box of a hundred bolts for 11 dollars or around.25 each.
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Seross, thanks for the link, there are a few screws I cannot find at Home Depot that I have basically 'settled for less' as far as screw quality. I want to get rid of ALL my phillips-driven screws with the exception to the 3/32 screws for the frame.
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