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Cooler Master Seidon 240M Stripped Screw Holes?

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November 13, 2013 6:39:48 AM

I just recently bought the Cooler Master Seidon 240M for my new build. I tried screwing the fans on it and noticed that two of the holes got stripped and now won't hold the screws. The screws just fall through like there is an ordinary hole in the radiator. I'm PRETTY SURE that I did nothing out of the ordinary and screwed them not that tight to break. I've grown up with a screwdriver in my hand. It's just as if the screw were like this right from the start.

Then I decided to change setup and move the fans above. This time I knew that I should be more careful and same thing happened! First screw I tried and it goes right through like there is nothing to hold it.

This is one of many Cooler Master products I own and I'm a big fan, but this along with the Cosmos SE have been pretty awful experience for me. Now I'm afraid that I should move the radiator yet again as the space in the Cosmos SE is pretty limited and I'm afraid that other screw holes might go bad and the whole thing can fall down.

Any suggestions on how to fix this? Recommendations for a new better water cooler are also welcomed.

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November 13, 2013 7:14:41 AM

I suggest(not the prettiest but works) zip ties to hold it in place will hold just as good as anything else just doesn't look as uniform as screws. I use zip ties on a fan that won't fit inside my case(because my Antec Khuler 920 is huge) so i just zip tied it to the outside top of my case and don't have any issues. On the other hand if you want your system looking uniform and perfect like the rest of your setup might be, id suggest a return for another unit.
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November 13, 2013 8:56:47 AM

Hello Spiritfly,

I would suggest contacting Cooler Master for a replacement since the cooler is under warranty.

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November 13, 2013 10:15:52 AM

I really don't like to use zip ties for my brand new build, I would rather buy a new one instead or use my old Cooler Master Mars while I decide what to do. Thanks for the suggestion Idewitt!

Thanks Patrick, I will do that now and see what they can come up with.

Just googled: Cooler Master Seidon 240M Screw Holes and a review at amazon came up with the same problem. I guess I'm not the only one having this issue:

http://www.amazon.com/review/REU2G1KJADCLX/ref=cm_cr_pr...
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November 13, 2013 11:36:55 AM

spiritfly said:
I really don't like to use zip ties for my brand new build, I would rather buy a new one instead or use my old Cooler Master Mars while I decide what to do. Thanks for the suggestion Idewitt!

Thanks Patrick, I will do that now and see what they can come up with.

Just googled: Cooler Master Seidon 240M Screw Holes and a review at amazon came up with the same problem. I guess I'm not the only one having this issue:

http://www.amazon.com/review/REU2G1KJADCLX/ref=cm_cr_pr...


I don't blaime you for not wanting to use zip ties. I might recommend the Antec Kuhler 920 was a breeze to install and NO STRIPPED SCREWS not a long radiator like the once you've bought but works awesome keeping my pc 32c idle and 45c 100% load via prime95.(CPU is FX-8120 8-core OC'd to 4.1)
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November 13, 2013 3:58:43 PM

spiritfly said:
I really don't like to use zip ties for my brand new build, I would rather buy a new one instead or use my old Cooler Master Mars while I decide what to do. Thanks for the suggestion Idewitt!

Thanks Patrick, I will do that now and see what they can come up with.

Just googled: Cooler Master Seidon 240M Screw Holes and a review at amazon came up with the same problem. I guess I'm not the only one having this issue:

http://www.amazon.com/review/REU2G1KJADCLX/ref=cm_cr_pr...


Since you're contacting them you'll probably have to send it back as well since it is a manufacturing error.
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