I just recently bought the Cooler Master Haf 922, and upon installing my motherboard I noticed that it is not going down all the way. Is seems that the cooler bracket isn't completely in the cutout for it, and it pushes against the chassis. Are CPU locations for atx not standard? Are not all cases going to have the cutout at the same place?
I have a
Cooler Master Hyper 212+
And am trying to use the
Cooler Master Haf 922, currently using the NZXT 210 Source.
They where installed correctly when it was in the case. I took it out and put it back in the old one because of that. What exactly I mean is that the cutout is offset. The bracket is a relatively tall one.
If there are multiple different parts included, are you sure you were using the right ones?
AFAIK, the 212 +/EVO come with only one set of universal backplate and retention clip unless new boxes include the LGA2011 parts.
The video's plate looks the same to me. The only difference with the OP's picture is the orientation of the backplate relative to the board. In the video, the "long" side is in horizontal (front-back) orientation while the OP's is vertical.
The problem isn't with the backplate, its the location of the socket on the mobo in relation to the cutout,
I have seen a few where the socket isn't quite lined up with the cutout, and can only put it down to mobo manufacturers not having a standard socket location,
if you can't work round it or modify the cutout slightluy to accomodate the backplate, I'd say return and look for a case with a cutout that suits, but if your mobo has issues with one case, its likely to happen with different cases,
Angle grinder time I say
I have a 212+ in my Antec 300 case (early version) which has no cut-out whatsoever but the 212+ still mounted perfectly fine with no clearance problems behind the board. Just had to take the board out to install the backplate.