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Modding Custom Screws

Discussion in 'Modding' started by The Infamous Mr D, 18 May 2015.

  1. The Infamous Mr D

    The Infamous Mr D Member

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    I've been looking at modding my new box & one thing I'd like to explore more about is interesting screw types. Specifically screws to replace the #6-32 mobo & PSU standoffs and/or M3/4/5 screws in use in most PC cases. Bitfenix handily included a guide to what screw threads they use in the Prodigy.

    Just wondering if any other modders out there have experience with where to source funky standoffs, screws & washers and the like? I suppose I could source any number of bolts & retap the existing holes - anyone done much of that either?
     
  2. Nexxo

    Nexxo Stopped treating this country as if it was his own

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    Depends on what you want. Most places sell black high tensile steel and stainless steel socket cap screws. You can also get anodised aluminium screws.

    For Ada I had some brass dome socket screws made by a local company, since they cannot be bought off the shelf. Cost a bundle though.
     
  3. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    First place I'd look would be ebay too many to list there
     
  4. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Unless you have a specific reason for funky motherboard stand offs, like being on show with a clear plexi mobo tray, I wouldn't bother. 99.9% of the time once the mobo is in they will never bee seen again. Other than that as tel says ebay.. Kustom PCs used to do a few different types of the more popular screws in various colors and I know MNPC Tech definitely do them .
     
  5. Mr Evil

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    I wouldn't use non-standard fixings for a motherboard tray, or anywhere else that a standard exists, unless there was a particular reason not to. The convenience of compatibility is more important.

    For decorative purposes, Pro-Bolt sell nicely finished anodized aluminium and titanium bolts (for a price).
     
  6. The Infamous Mr D

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    Perfect, that's exactly the type of resource I was looking for! :)
     

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