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Old January 8, 2012, 04:32 PM
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Hi guys, quick question, What is the standard length of screw to mount a 25mm fan to your rad?

I do believe they are 6/32 screws but what length to prevent puncturing the rad?

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I found those on eBay but they say they are for 38mm fans.
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Old January 8, 2012, 04:45 PM
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I have boxes of rad screws say the size you need and I will go check
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Old January 8, 2012, 05:02 PM
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I found them at Home Hardware.
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Old January 8, 2012, 05:03 PM
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Depends what radiator your using.I use 30mm ones for my hardware labs black ice sr1s
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Old January 8, 2012, 05:04 PM
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I want to say 1.25 long

The fan being 25mm = .98 inches
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Old January 8, 2012, 05:05 PM
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30mm for 25mm deep fans.
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Old January 8, 2012, 08:00 PM
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Beware that some radiators use M4 rather than 6/32. Depends if it was manufactured in the USA or not I guess.
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Old January 8, 2012, 08:04 PM
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Yeah... my EK rad was M4.... pain in the butt to find sufficiently long screws so I ended up securing to the rad with the bottom holes (short screws) and then securing that to the case/fan grill with standard case fan screws.
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My rad is the XSPC EX240 Dual Thin Performance Radiator, does this help?
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Old January 8, 2012, 08:19 PM
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Yeah... my EK rad was M4.... pain in the butt to find sufficiently long screws so I ended up securing to the rad with the bottom holes (short screws) and then securing that to the case/fan grill with standard case fan screws.
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Radiator Mounting Screw & Nut, 25mm - Water cooling systems, pc liquid cooling kit, cpu, video card, hard drive
Radiator Mounting Screw & Nut, 38mm - Water cooling systems, pc liquid cooling kit, cpu, video card, hard drive
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My rad is the XSPC EX240 Dual Thin Performance Radiator, does this help?
That's 6/32, so you're fine :)

You can just go to your local home improvement store and get 6/32 screws no problem. I think it's 1-1/4" length that you'd want for 25mm fans.

It's funny how Canada uses the metric system and yet it's damn near impossible to find metric screws in the major chain stores.
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