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post #9611 of 22410
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Originally Posted by DRT-Maverick View Post

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.

it takes a little time to find but that site has just about anything you want in black... customer service is good and if you dont see something you want email them and usually they will help you out..
post #9612 of 22410
I am mounting one of my 560mm rads to the top of the Case Labs STH10 as I have the extended 120mm top for it. So the upper chamber will be free for tubing/cabling etc etc (oh my PSU is also going up top).

As for mounting the fans to the rads, it looks like the screws that came with my rads SHOULD be long enough to go through the 25mm fans then into the rads on both sides so in push pull whilst still using these fan filters , the only issue I can envisage is whether I go with washers or not as the heads on the phobya rad screws are ONLY JUST bigger than the fan openings.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16605/ffi-108/120mm_Ultra_Thin_Flexible_Fan_Dust_Filter_045mm_Thick.html?id=J6uDjFeP&mv_pc=5921

(I'm hoping to have one of these on every fan in my system). One thing I am unsure about is which side of my fans would be best to install the filters, i mean in front of the intake fans to block dust as it enters the case or just behind the fan but before it enters the case??? and as for rads seen as the fans that will be on them will be exhausting air out of the case is there really any need to put fan filters on them?

Also one slightly random question.... I have the black ID 1/2" OD 3/4" Primochill LRT Black tubing, and as it was shipped to me it is coiled is there any way you guys know of to straighten it out. As I decided to do a lot of right angles I obviously have some quite straight runs i need to do!

(Not ready to do PLexi tubing yet haha).

Thanks in advance as always!
post #9613 of 22410
You have the 120mm extension ontop of the STH10? Holy crud what does it stand at 3.5' tall? wink.gif That thing's gonna be a beast! I noticed when I mounted my radiator to my caselabs case, I had to get longer screws (to compensate for the plastic thickness from the fan, the thickness of the radiator mount, and length enough to screw into the radiator, you can select 4mm, 6mm, 8mm or 10mm). The one thing that was a problem was the button screws don't have a wide enough head, they can almost slip through the fan's mounting hole, so I use a black fibre washer.


These fibre washers, I recommend them to EVERYONE though, not just for fans.

So when mounting anything on a caselabs with your standard 3/32 screws that have the ridged back end WILL cause the paint to scrape off behind the screw (you don't see it until you take the screw off). The fibre washers don't scratch the paint at all, and are thin and do not cause problems. Found them at Home Depot as well. They are solid black, and they match the paint of CaseLabs cases well, so you can't tell they're on any of the screws (like the screws you mount your PSU with, or the screws you mount the side-rad-mounts with).
Edited by DRT-Maverick - 10/27/14 at 3:48pm
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post #9614 of 22410
Yeah its pretty Massive (I actually ordered the extended 120mm top by mistake, but wasn't going to complain once it arrived and I feasted my eyes on it!)

Check it out!

post #9615 of 22410
How do those 6mm and 8mm screws even fit through 25mm fans and into the rads are they not only 8mm or 6mm long? Woul'nt you need at least 25-30mm long screws?
post #9616 of 22410
They aren't supposed to go through rads. They are for connecting directly to the case.
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post #9617 of 22410
Oh no I have no issue with THOSE screws (self tapping black case screws), those I am going to get from frozen CPU they are like 0.20 cents each. The Rad screws I am going to use the ones in the rad boxes providing they fit!.

May look into getting some of those fiber washers (they'll have to be for M3 35mm screws though)
post #9618 of 22410
I'm so happy that I'm moving into a S5. I just had to deadlift up my old Switch 810 full of watercooling stuff onto my desk and unload some parts. I don't thin I ever realized how much of a pain in the butt it was to handle.
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post #9619 of 22410
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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.

I am sorry but it was a joke; if you go cheap by going to HD, then I thought go cheap all the way and spray paint it. If you want to "cherry" out your rig, powder coat the screws any color you want or chrome them but then it cost more than frozen cpu, you have many choices to trick it out, good luck.
Oh, forgot, corsair fans has a built-in rubber groment for antivibration, works nice. Also, the sp120 performance model has a high static value that can push or pull air throgh the radiator, more air flow through restrictive parts. Check the static value and compare to your own. To me, more air, less temps. If you dont need the rpm, buy a fan controller and reduce the speed and noise.
Edited by inlandchris - 10/27/14 at 11:06pm
post #9620 of 22410
I typically go to Ace. I don't know what the inventory is like in other Lowes or Home Depots around the country, but I've NEVER found anything useful hardware wise for PCs at either of those chains. However, Ace seems to have just about any screw/nut/bolt you could ever want (in my area, at least).

I do however like the Rad screws from MNPCTech. They're pricey but damn, they look really nice with the collar they come with. Plus, I get to support a small modding company when I order with them, which I like to do when I can.

So, there's lots of options out there, it's just finding what you really want to spend your money on. I would advise looking at Ace hardware if you're looking for standard bolts that alot of these e-tailers sell for 4-5x the cost.
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