When rubber fan mounts fail...

Discuss cases, PSUs, and various cooling techniques in here.
User avatar
Staff Writer
Staff Writer
Posts: 4642
Joined: Sun May 01, 2005 10:24 am
Location: STL

When rubber fan mounts fail...

Postby bubba » Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:32 am

Ok, I have officially given up on rubber band style fan mounts. This is the second set I have had dry-rot on me. Going back to old school metal retainers for my next cooler LOL

No clue how long it was like this, this is my simi-annual cooler dust cleaning. Opened the case to find the rear fan was off the cooler, and leaning on the back of the case.

The bad rubber mount. All 4 bands broke
bad.png (302.9 KiB) Viewed 2686 times

My redneck engineer skillz to get my fans mounted back. The zip tie fits nice and snug in the fan mount hole :mrgreen: :lol:

Pure friction holding it in place, can still pull them apart to clean the cooler out.
ziptie.png (277.77 KiB) Viewed 2686 times

Its ghetto but it works LOL
"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
-Thomas Jefferson

User avatar
DJ Tucker
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
Posts: 1035
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:52 am
Location: My House At The End Of My Street

Re: When rubber fan mounts fail...

Postby DJ Tucker » Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:07 am

had the same issue in my last build with them darn rubber mounts. I just use the screws with a spare washer that I have an abundance of lol. zip tie works just as well even if they are a bit as you say ghetto :lol:
Annihilator V2.5
Processor: Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4.6Ghz @ 1.3v With LEPA Exllusion 240
Memory: 16Gb Corsair Vengeance Pro 1600Mhz 9-9-9-24-1T
Hard Drive: SanDisk X110 128Gb Sandisk X210 512Gb
Video Card: Asus GTX 1070 Dual OC 2100/9000 @ 1.081v
Monitor: AOC G2460VQ6
Operating System: Windows 10 64 bit Professional
Motherboard: ASRock Extreme 6 Z77
Case: Lian Li DK-Q2X with Corsair HX1050 PSU

Return to “Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest