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I've managed to use a screw from a different case that i had lying around from an old pc which works fine. Thanks everyone for the help and suggestions. :)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So i have a Phantek Enthoo Pro M case and have lost one of the screws that mounts the side tempered glass pannel. Where's the best place to get another. I have emailed Phantek and its a £6 charge. Just wondered if there was an alternative, thanks. 

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3 minutes ago, Msuni said:

I have emailed Phantek and its a £6 charge.

For a single screw, or  a set of 4?


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If you don’t care what the head looks like you could take out a similar screw and measure it.  If you do it gets more complicated.


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I would probably just pay the sick squid, far easier in my experience 


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52 minutes ago, TVwazhere said:

For a single screw, or  a set of 4?

I'm not sure how many actually, I only need the one but i guess a few spare would be fine. Either way, i don't really feel like paying £6 just for four screws.

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11 minutes ago, Msuni said:

I'm not sure how many actually, I only need the one but i guess a few spare would be fine. Either way, i don't really feel like paying £6 just for four screws.

They should be 6/32" thraded scrwws. You can get generic replacement thumb screws for $5 USD on amazon (I'd assume 5 euro as well) but thye wont match so you'd have to change them all. 

 

For $8 you can get much nicer ones which would probably be better than generic thumb screws for holding on glass, but they're about the same price if not more than what Phanteks is charging. 

https://www.amazon.com/Favordrory-Anodized-Aluminum-Thumbscrews-Computer/dp/B07MYHMB4X/ref=pd_sbs_147_t_2/147-2294331-0150065?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07MYHMB4X&pd_rd_r=eec9a389-8cb1-4ec1-8f5f-a5510eacc033&pd_rd_w=X4Pgc&pd_rd_wg=Jwd8V&pf_rd_p=5cfcfe89-300f-47d2-b1ad-a4e27203a02a&pf_rd_r=26QPVVTJHKHPSMF7FYNN&psc=1&refRID=26QPVVTJHKHPSMF7FYNN


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If 6/32 is diameter and thread pitch all there is left is length.  6/32 is not a metric measurement so it’s real possible the local hardware store won’t have anything that fits.


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2 hours ago, TVwazhere said:

They should be 6/32" thraded scrwws. You can get generic replacement thumb screws for $5 USD on amazon (I'd assume 5 euro as well) but thye wont match so you'd have to change them all. 

 

For $8 you can get much nicer ones which would probably be better than generic thumb screws for holding on glass, but they're about the same price if not more than what Phanteks is charging. 

https://www.amazon.com/Favordrory-Anodized-Aluminum-Thumbscrews-Computer/dp/B07MYHMB4X/ref=pd_sbs_147_t_2/147-2294331-0150065?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07MYHMB4X&pd_rd_r=eec9a389-8cb1-4ec1-8f5f-a5510eacc033&pd_rd_w=X4Pgc&pd_rd_wg=Jwd8V&pf_rd_p=5cfcfe89-300f-47d2-b1ad-a4e27203a02a&pf_rd_r=26QPVVTJHKHPSMF7FYNN&psc=1&refRID=26QPVVTJHKHPSMF7FYNN

They would be better but only problem is that Phanteks using rubber pads on them as well to protect glass. 

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1 minute ago, Whiro said:

They would be better but only problem is that Phanteks using rubber pads on them as well to protect glass. 

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Another option for that one is get some rubber washers.  They do help with avoiding glass cracking.  Might or might not be cheaper in the long run to buy them separately.


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2 hours ago, Bombastinator said:

Another option for that one is get some rubber washers.  They do help with avoiding glass cracking.  Might or might not be cheaper in the long run to buy them separately.

Yup that sounds like really good idea. 

 

5 hours ago, Msuni said:

I'm not sure how many actually, I only need the one but i guess a few spare would be fine. Either way, i don't really feel like paying £6 just for four screws.

Find some cheap thumb screws and rubber washers on ebay and you sorted


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Posted · Original PosterOP · Best Answer

I've managed to use a screw from a different case that i had lying around from an old pc which works fine. Thanks everyone for the help and suggestions. :)

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On 1/14/2020 at 6:08 PM, TVwazhere said:

They should be 6/32" thraded scrwws. You can get generic replacement thumb screws for $5 USD on amazon (I'd assume 5 euro as well) but thye wont match so you'd have to change them all. 

 

For $8 you can get much nicer ones which would probably be better than generic thumb screws for holding on glass, but they're about the same price if not more than what Phanteks is charging. 

https://www.amazon.com/Favordrory-Anodized-Aluminum-Thumbscrews-Computer/dp/B07MYHMB4X/ref=pd_sbs_147_t_2/147-2294331-0150065?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07MYHMB4X&pd_rd_r=eec9a389-8cb1-4ec1-8f5f-a5510eacc033&pd_rd_w=X4Pgc&pd_rd_wg=Jwd8V&pf_rd_p=5cfcfe89-300f-47d2-b1ad-a4e27203a02a&pf_rd_r=26QPVVTJHKHPSMF7FYNN&psc=1&refRID=26QPVVTJHKHPSMF7FYNN

Another question, if you'd be so kind to answer. I'm going to remove my optical drive as well (which came with my pc) so i dont have the little panel that fills the gap after it has been removed. Are they a universal panel that will fit? Or will i have to reach out to the cases manufacturer again?

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2 hours ago, Msuni said:

Another question, if you'd be so kind to answer. I'm going to remove my optical drive as well (which came with my pc) so i dont have the little panel that fills the gap after it has been removed. Are they a universal panel that will fit? Or will i have to reach out to the cases manufacturer again?

Theoretically any 5.25" bay cover should fit, but some use different methods of retention. My Thermaltake Level 10 GT as as example is retained by clips that are accessible from the outside of the case, something that's not the case with the Enthoo Pro M. Fractal design also uses a clip embedded in the 5.25" bay for it's Define R6 covers. So you will most likely need an Enthoo series 5.25" bay cover if you want that OEM look. Phanteks doesnt have one listed for sale in their spare parts but they might still be able to send you one. The alternative is to ask on places like LTT Classifieds or r/hardwareswap if anyone has an Enthoo Pro 5.25" bay cover that they're not using. 


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I had this same problem when I unboxed my Phanteks P350x and noticed a missing thumbscrew like that one. I was mad at first, but then I found it rolling around in the psu compartment for some reason.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, TVwazhere said:

Theoretically any 5.25" bay cover should fit, but some use different methods of retention. My Thermaltake Level 10 GT as as example is retained by clips that are accessible from the outside of the case, something that's not the case with the Enthoo Pro M. Fractal design also uses a clip embedded in the 5.25" bay for it's Define R6 covers. So you will most likely need an Enthoo series 5.25" bay cover if you want that OEM look. Phanteks doesnt have one listed for sale in their spare parts but they might still be able to send you one. The alternative is to ask on places like LTT Classifieds or r/hardwareswap if anyone has an Enthoo Pro 5.25" bay cover that they're not using. 

Thanks a lot for the information, I think I'll just contact Phantek and see if they can send me one. Appreciate it! :)

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