Originally Posted by jleslie246
It is made of aluminum which is a very soft metal. The threads simply strip out when over tightened. I would go to the hardware store and find small nuts to put on the back side. There is a tiny gap between the fins and the hole. You can put the nut between the hole and fins then tighten the screw into the nut. Should work fine. A tiny drop of superglue can be used to hold the nut in place. Do this before trying to mount it all together. Good luck.
That's a good idea for correcting that fault.
He could also purchase a similar sized tap from a hardware store with matching screws and carefully retap the holes to a slightly larger size.
Originally Posted by DUpgrade
I wouldn't advise putting anything between the rad and fan beucase you'll run the risk of having a gap instead of the fan right up against the rad. I don't know if the holes on the rad go all the way through or not, can't remember if mine does. Glue will indeed void your warranty. That being said, I'm not sure if you can RMA or not considering you stripped them and it's not a defective product. Usually these have at least a 2 year warrenty on them, but you'll have to go through Corsair not the store you bought it from. You can always try the retailer but I highly doubt you'll get anywhere.
I think he's saying to put the nuts between the hole and the fins, not between the rad and the fans. I believe I have seen people say they have had their H100 exchanged because of stripped holes. Some people have had excess paint in the holes, causing the screws to be extraordinarily tight and stripping the holes. This could be the case here as well.
I do agree though that any modding, even just gluing a nut in, would likely void the warranty. It is a decent solution to the problem though.
Originally Posted by Desolator2B
Alright, thanks guys! I'll give some of those a shot. O: if nothing else, I'll go and pick up another 120 or 240 rad
Just contact Corsair. I bet they will replace it for you. It could have been the paint issue mentioned above.
Of course, one last option is to go to a hardware store and purchase some self tapping screws the same length, but slightly larger.
Don't try replacing the rad since the system is sealed. If you do you will likely have to start maintaining it like an open loop because of bacteria and algae.
It would actually be easier to drill the mounting holes to the next size up, purchase a tap from a hardware store the same size along with some screws, retap the holes and use the new screws.
Personally, I would contact Corsair before doing anything else.