The motherboard has its own back plate with the screw holes ready. I tried again with the H240-X and the CPU block just does not fit :S, I looked at the paper work and the LGA-2011 screws are already fitted and the back plate they include is only to be used with LGA-1150 so ...confused.
Tried again with my Apogee HD and it fits and it screws in fine....call me stupid but I never opened it till now and did not notice it came with 1366 fitting as stock with 2011 in a bag ><.
So right now I have the Apogee HD connected with H240-X as the block for an unknown reason doesn't fit.
Now my last and only problem is screwing in the CPU block, when I secure on screw even just a little it puts rather a lot of pressure on the CPU. If I ignore the amount of pressure on the CPU I can easily screw it all and be done, however I am worried doing so will damage the CPU or the pins under it as I have no idea if this is normal or not.
I have only built two other systems one being LGA 1366 and the other LGA-1155. Fitting any cooler on these didn't result in this much force being applied to the CPU hence my concern.
So can anyone fill me in as to this kind of tightness if normal on X79 platform or does this sound like something is not right ?
Just to be on the safe side I made sure the CPU retention socket is tightly in place so that is not getting in the way.
Edited by GenesisDM - 6/14/16 at 9:10am