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