Yeah ive successfully got the back plate on, now i just need to fit the heatsink on itself. Does the retention plate slot in or do you just place it in the heatsink then screw it on ?
The back plate is mounted to the board with the stand-off's. The male end goes through the board (From the side you mount the CPU on) and the back-plate holes.(On the other side) They have a flat side on the threaded shaft of each that should only fit through the back plate one way. (That way they shouldn't turn when you use the nuts to secure them in place.)
This is all before you even start to install the heat sink itself.