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Confused about Cooler Master Masterfan 140's included screws

Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:02 am

I noticed that the screws included with the retail packaging were slightly too large to fit through the rubber holes without significant force, and they were too short to even extend through the rubber mount. Was this an oversight by CM, or did Amazon ship me a counterfeit one?

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Re: Confused about Cooler Master Masterfan 140's included screws

Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:01 pm

IIRC those kind of oversized screws are so you can screw into the soft material of the 4 fan holes to affix a grill or to affix it to a case.
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Re: Confused about Cooler Master Masterfan 140's included screws

Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:14 pm

What is it that you are trying to do with the screws such that they aren't long enough?

Those look like pretty standard fan mounting screws to me. You screw them into the holes in the fan from the other side of the panel you're mounting the fan to. They only need to be long enough to "grab" when you tighten them down; they aren't intended to extend all the way through the holes in the fan. They're held in place by friction (like a wood screw), so yes the fit is going to be fairly tight.

If you're mounting the fan to a thicker panel or if you'd just rather use regular screws and nuts that's certainly an option; but in that case you need to provide your own mounting hardware.
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Re: Confused about Cooler Master Masterfan 140's included screws

Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:25 pm

Yeah they look pretty standard to me also. I never really used them that much, because back in the day when this mattered more I often wanted some kind of rubber grommet between the fan and the case to dampen vibration and cut down on the noise. Now there's plenty of fans around that have rubber inserts at the corners which basically does the same thing.
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