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Mounting the Corsair Hydro Series H110 CPU cooler with no backplate

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April 3, 2013 10:45:27 AM

I purchased a new X79 motherboard with no holes for mounting a backplate, I read that this is due to a new design that allows the contraption that holds the CPU to accept screws directly(requiring no backplate I guess). Here's a link to the motherboard:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here's a link to the H110 cooling device:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=35-181-...

In every video I watch, there are holes in the motherboard and the person installing the cooler uses a backplate, this isn't helpful to me since I cannot use a backplate for the installation.

I happened across the following Corsair blog post: http://www.corsair.com/blog/socket-2011-cooler-mounting...

They mention that there are new "standoff" screws that are supposed to support the backplateless motherboard design, however, in every unboxing video of the H110 cooler I do not see any standoff screws that look like the ones pictured in the blog.

My question is, does the H110 come with the special screws required to mount the cooling unit directly onto the 2011 socket CPU without using a backplate? I can't find any clear/current information on this, help would be appreciated.
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April 3, 2013 11:11:23 AM

yes it should come with the socket 2011 screws

pretty sure my h80 had them though i didnt need them for my 2600k
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April 3, 2013 1:05:06 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
yes it should come with the socket 2011 screws

pretty sure my h80 had them though i didnt need them for my 2600k


It may be possible that the screws were "redesigned" from the ones in the blog. The blog was posted in mid-2011, and there were screws in the unboxing videos of this cooler that looked kind of 'similar'. Not to mention, the blog was referring to an earlier model of the cooler.

I emailed corsair today. Although I don't want to wait two days for a response, nobody else seems to know for sure.

We'll see what happens, thanks for responding.
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