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Mounting the Corsair Hydro Series H110 CPU cooler with no backplate

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I purchased a new X79 motherboard with no holes for mounting a backplate, I read that this is due to a new design that allows the contraption that holds the CPU to accept screws directly(requiring no backplate I guess). Here's a link to the motherboard:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131800

Here's a link to the H110 cooling device:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=35-181-035

In every video I watch, there are holes in the motherboard and the person installing the cooler uses a backplate, this isn't helpful to me since I cannot use a backplate for the installation.

I happened across the following Corsair blog post: http://www.corsair.com/blog/socket-2011-cooler-mounting-guide/

They mention that there are new "standoff" screws that are supposed to support the backplateless motherboard design, however, in every unboxing video of the H110 cooler I do not see any standoff screws that look like the ones pictured in the blog.

My question is, does the H110 come with the special screws required to mount the cooling unit directly onto the 2011 socket CPU without using a backplate? I can't find any clear/current information on this, help would be appreciated.
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I know that the Asetek unit I have is very similar to the H110 and when I had a i7-3960x the unit just had special screws for the 2011 socket. There was no backplate involved. I presume this is similar because the packaging comes with the same parts that mine did.

Here's a link to the kit I had to purchase for my AM3+ mounting. It has pics that will help.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/280839425960?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
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Originally Posted by IchibahnSLC View Post

I know that the Asetek unit I have is very similar to the H110 and when I had a i7-3960x the unit just had special screws for the 2011 socket. There was no backplate involved. I presume this is similar because the packaging comes with the same parts that mine did.

Here's a link to the kit I had to purchase for my AM3+ mounting. It has pics that will help.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/280839425960?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

That helped a lot. Thanks.
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