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    Looking for screws...

    I'm going to be doing final assembly on my system next week and am looking for screws that are a little longer than the mounting screws provided with the TFC Xchanger 360 radiators. The components are as follows:


    Fan Grill -> Fan Filter -> MM Ascension Case -> GT1800 fan -> Xchanger Radiator.

    I'd like to use hex head screws.. the screws provided with the TFC are Philips head and aren't very "solid". Obviously I need the screws to be short enough NOT to puncture the radiators.

    Any suggestions? I'm not exactly sure what kind of screws the TFC's (size wise).

    thanks.

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    I believe the size you need is M3 X .50 Pitch(My HWLabs required M4 X .70 Pitch). The length will probably be about 29-30mm but that you will have to test that out. You may not be able to find the exact length you need. What I had to do is buy longer screws (50mm for me 38mm Fans) and cut them off with a dremel. I put the screw through the fan grill then through the fan and tightened it down with a nut once the screw was through the entire thing. I then used the dremel to cut the screw off flush against the nut therefore only leaving a couple mm's to thread into the Rad once dissembled.

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    M3 x 35mm allen head ? Buy them from Ebay

    Depends on thickness of everything else tbh

    Fan = 25mm
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    to get teeth into rad = ~2-3mm
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    Feser rads use m3 x.5 mm screws . As Bex said add up the thickness of your parts plus 2 or 3 mm for the rad . If you are in the US go to ace hardware or dg hardware . They have an amazing selection of mm screws , bolts and nuts .
    If they don't have them this place is the bomb for anything : http://www.mcmaster.com/#cap-screws/=7vh1bg
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    2nd using mcmaster. i shop there all the time, great selection, good prices and fast shipping.

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    http://www.fastener-express.com/inde...S&Category=369

    Fast fast fast, had mine within two days. Carries a nice selection of black oxide screws as well for a nice touch.

    The specific screw that you will need is:
    http://www.fastener-express.com/inde...OD&ProdID=2876

    As 24 mm length screw is what shipps with Feser, the 25 mm should not make a difference, plenty of clearance above the fins. (EDIT: Ooops, my minor in math did not help me here.... 30 mm screws right here: http://www.fastener-express.com/inde...D&ProdID=30190
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    fastenall @ http://www.fastenal.com/web/home.ex has a lot of stuff. Also, they have ALOT of B&M locations across the US.

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    Thanks all. Ordered the 30mm screws from fastener-express.

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    Well I'm confused.. I bought 3x.5x30mm screws and they were too short... the end of the screw just came up flush with the far side hole of the fan.. looks like I need about 40mm screws.. which I can't seem to find.. anyone have a source in the US? Looking for Black Oxide, 3 x .5 x 40mm Socket Head.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeyes1995 View Post
    Well I'm confused.. I bought 3x.5x30mm screws and they were too short... the end of the screw just came up flush with the far side hole of the fan.. looks like I need about 40mm screws.. which I can't seem to find.. anyone have a source in the US? Looking for Black Oxide, 3 x .5 x 40mm Socket Head.

    Thanks.
    Quick Google search turned up this.. Not sure what pitch they are though. You may need to do some digging around or call them.

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    Actually found them at Fastenall... on their way

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    Are these the ones you got?

    http://www.fastenal.com/web/products...u=39511&ucst=t

    If so, you got raped. Mcmaster has the same thing for almost half the price, just search for "91290A136" (sans quotes).
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