Originally Posted by Thanos1972
Why you drilled holles for mounting the cooler?the mounting is straighforward.just use the black screws, (if i remember correctly).i need to go home and check it.
You need to drill because the stock aluminum plate doesn't have holes all the way through. There's only stand-offs for small screws from the back of the card.
Here's some pictures to better describe it:Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
At first I used a bit small enough to fit in the stand-off and drill from the bottom shown in the pictures. This gave me a pilot hole on the top side. Using the pilot hole, I drilled the top larger and larger until the stand-offs were completely gone on the bottom.
Once that was done, the MK-26 screws could go through the PCB and aluminum plate to reach the block.
I really wish I would have taken pictures while I worked on it. Sorry I didn't.