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:
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.
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.