Originally Posted by evanhindra
So you just use the washer provided by you H100i? That's what I'm using right now with my 3770K. I still have the X60 sitting in the box. Contemplating taking apart the build again to install the X60. The trouble is, the X60's backplate is weird. I can't seem to "fit" it without deforming it to match the stand-off holes. Also, is NZXT serious with the sticky pads they provided, actually sticking to the motherboard?
Yeah I just use the washers that came with the H100i. You could use any washer really, as long as they don't let the screws fall through. The mounting holes on the case are designed for fan screws which have a larger head than those on radiator screws so you need the washers. The rubber grommets are there, in theory, to reduce noise caused by vibration. Haven't noticed any difference in noise from not using them. Don't know much about the Kraken but I'll download the manual and check.
EDIT: Installation of the X60 seems pretty pretty straightforward. The pads you stick on are just there to hold the backplate in place till everything is screwed on. I'm sure they easy to remove if you need to. Are you sure that you using the correct backplate? The holes you need to use for LGA1155 seem to be the hole on the inside top, but it seems they are in different positions on each corner. What I would do is take the backplate put a long screw through a mounting hole and then push that through the mounting hole on the motherboard. Then take another screw and use that to line up another hole on the backplate with the hole on the motherboard, this will help you to see the correct holes on the backplate to use. Don't attach the pads yet though.Once you know the correct holes to use you can insert the threaded metal inserts. Then attach the pads and attach the backplate to the motherboard.
EDIT2: Seems the mounting holes on the backplate are labeled
second pic is the backplate for a x40 but installation is the same and the only difference is the size of the radiator. Odd that they have LGA775 mounting holes. Also remember that LGA1155 and LGA1156 share the same socket size so those would be the hole to use.
This should explain everything else.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX50mW0ZSHMEdited by braindrain - 4/3/13 at 2:25am