This is very frustrating. I don't know if they gave me a wrong retention plate or what. The retention plate that you use to match the standoffs won't match! My back plate is aligned correctly. The retention plate won't fit on the LGA 1155 platform. Here are some pics. Someone help me please!
It *looks* like the slots the screws are in have three positions for each. Looks like you need to move the screws to the middle one and it will go in. I have the Evo and did have to fiddle with it some to line up.
The screws are in the middle. The middle is the LGA 1155 according to the instruction manual and so I did. I manage to get the screws into place by forcing the screws direction out a bit. If I didn't, it wouldn't just regularly fit in. By doing this, it didn't let me screw in that much but it's still tight. I'm able to hold on the hyper 212+ with it on the motherboard without falling. Is this okay?
Is this okay? Or do I have to screw the screws all the way in? Like one or two of the screws on the retention plate fits but the others don't. I would have to force the other screws a bit in order to screw it in. It wouldn't let me screw a lot so I only screwed a bit in.
I'm going to vote "not good." Just looking at your newest pics, the screws are in the innermost of the three positions out at the end of the arms. They need to be one more position out (centered). Then they should screw (almost?) all the way down.
Built mine a couple months ago and can't recall exactly, but think they went down a lot farther than I thought they would.