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Thread: alpha fan mounting




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    I just recieved the Alpha PAL8045 I bought from Sidewinder Computers, along with a Tt Smart Fan II. Unfortunately, the Tt fan doesn't attach to the heatsink correctly because the 8045 requires the fan to mount like this:

    but the Tt fan has these thing on the corners:

    That prevents the fan from mounting correctly, and the provided screws aren't long enough. Does anyone know where to buy M3 70MM screws or #4-40 screws 3 inches long? If not, has anyone cut the corners out on a Tt fan, and how did you do it? Thank you in advance.

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    The screws may be hard to come by in that length. It may be easier to find threaded rod and nuts. I would think there might be a fastener supply house that services industrys in your area. There are 3 within 15min of where I live.

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    How about using some motherboard stand offs thingies. Maybe that would work. I got tons of them laing around in various sizes and threads.: omg:

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    I know lots of places to buy M3 screws (don't buy #4-40's - they'll mess up the tapped threads in the Alpha) - unfortunately they're all local places - so unless you live in Southern Ontario, I doubt they'd be of much help


    have you tried looking in the phone book for a commercial hardware supplier?

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    thanx for the info about #4-40's. i'll look out for those (and stay away from them) what type of hardware store? (electronics, lowes) i've tried lowes and radioshack, as well as a local electronics place. ideas?

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    No a Hardware store where ya buy building supplies, hand and power tools, nuts, bolts, washers, wood, steel, etc, etc,.... Electronics stores are very unlikely to have what you require (well that's how it works here in Australia anyway).

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    i got an idea.
    cut the pole thingees out wid a hacksaw.
    and it the hole isnt big enough get a drill.
    problem solved.

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