Originally Posted by Baron von Awesome
Heh, yeah... I didn't know what I was doing, and I do not even know what the AMD block looks like. I am honestly starting to think it was not included with my kit, for some reason. Some pictures would make my life a lot easier. For the record, even after a LOT of research, I am still very uninformed on all this jazz. Oh well, at least I can laugh at myself about this one for the next few days.
It's simple, pull that mess off of there before you kill something.
Next, if you want to try to mount it properly...just look at it. Pull the stock retention bracket off the board (the clip on for the stock cooler part). See which mounting for the block will bolt properly though those holes in your board. Use that one to mount your block.
The block should mount tight, but obviously not squish the CPU.
And pull those "excess" fans off that are just hanging out there.
All you need is the intake, exhaust, and the ones on the radiator.
Finally, clean up your cabling and tubing the best you can, as that'll help keep your airflow good in the case.