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Old 07-02-2014, 10:14 AM
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Default 500R Top mounting 120mm BitFenix Spectre PWMs

Hi all, just about finished my initial build of new rig. Have two new Spectre PWM 120mm fans for the lid and wonder how you mount?

As the fans obviously line up with the 120mm rubber grommets in the case neither the long screws that came with the case nor the short self tapping (coarse threaded) screws that came with the fans fit

Not a fan of zip ties/tie wraps but struggling to find a suitable solution.

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I'm also not a fan of zip ties for something like installing a fan. If none of the screws that came with the case fit, get some #6 pan head sheet metal screws that are long enough. the have the same diameter and thread as regular fan screws.It wouldn't hurt to use a flat washer under the screw heads to avoid distorting the grommet as you tighten the screw against it. Alternately, you could apply a tiny bit of soapy water to the grommet before inserting and cinching down the screw.
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