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m4 screws

Pabz0r545

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Are m4 threaded screws commonly found in canadian hardware stores? I got this nice shiny tecnofront airbox shroud for my HW labs black ice gt stealth radiators and I cannot mount it because the shroud came with 6-32 screws. And the m4 screws I need have to be only 5mm long.

Is it safe to just cut my 1 1/4 m4 screws with my dremel or will that possibly damage the thread?
 

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At Home Depot? Not really. At Lowes, slightly better chance. That's been my findings at least. I believe Fastenal is the most likely place to find M4 screws, but if I recall you have to buy a fair number of screws.

If you have a M4 nut, you should be able to cut it with a Dremel and just screw the nut on and off a few times to clean up the threads.
 

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I cut my 6-32 screws for my rad fine using a dremel, I found the best thing was to thread a nut on there first, and roll it off after I finished to fix the thread. However, with yours so short, I'm not sure if that'll work.

EDIT: :ph34r:'d
 

Pabz0r545

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Unfortunately no m4 nuts :(. I see there is a fastenal not too far from me. How much is a fair number? I don't want to have to spend 20 bucks otherwise I will order the 6mm ones from mnpctech. I just don't want to have to wait if possible lol.
 

Pabz0r545

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Ok well after looking over the product at the frozencpu site the shroud is supposed to come with 5mm m4 screws. I emailed them so hopefully they will correct the problem.
 

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You could try your local Japanese motorcycle dealer or European chainsaw dealer, they may have something.....
 

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check locale A&G for hardware/fastners

have a nut from rad to match screw, for thread pitch changes

in canada for rads we use imperial # 6-32 screws

Note: check your detph before screwing into rad, don't want screw into a tube , but ok if hit between tubes on the cooling fins
 

Pabz0r545

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Alright well FrozenCPU contacted me back and said they will straighten it out on Monday. If somehow they are stubborn enough not to send me the screws I will have to try some of the suggestions above or cutting them myself. Thanks a bunch. I don't know what I would do without the good folks of HWC.

Be prepared for a book worth of questions once I actually get around to installing all this stuff. Just finished modding the case. to fit the rad/fans/shroud :bananafunky:
 

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