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I had an old X79 socket 2011 build laying around I’m trying to put back together with a Corsair AIO (asetek) cooler.

This used to be my gaming computer moons ago. What am I missing here?? The screws don’t seem to be long enough for this bracket I put back together.
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Edit: I may have mixed up 100i pro and h105 standoffs. I had an h100i pro hooked up to this about a year ago and forgot to remove old standoffs. Will verify tomorrow
 

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I could be wrong but don’t you need standoffs / posts?

I’m looking at a photo of my block on my old X79 system.

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I’m pretty sure there were riser / standoffs / posts that screwed into the motherboard. Then the nut / screws threaded into that post.

Hard to tell and it’s been a while…

If that’s wrong, then I think you simply need longer screws. Are you sure you’re using the right ones?

Edit: I’m looking at more photos and the top of the screw / nut is flush with my RAM heat spreaders.

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Either you’re using the wrong screws or your missing the posts I mentioned above.
 

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I could be wrong but don’t you need standoffs / posts?

I’m looking at a photo of my block on my old X79 system.

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I’m pretty sure there were riser / standoffs / posts that screwed into the motherboard. Then the nut / screws threaded into that post.

Hard to tell and it’s been a while…

If that’s wrong, then I think you simply need longer screws. Are you sure you’re using the right ones?
You could be right about the longer screws. I have to look through my assortment to see if I mixed up with another AIO.
The LGA 2011 bracket is built in to all motherboards. Basically just need the 4 screws as far as I remember as well..
 

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The bracket on the back of the mobo needs to be changed. When you bought/or not, the water block for the cpu, it came with the bracket with screw posts that are long enough.
I have 2 mobo’s, ASUS Black edition with those brackets, however, both mobo’s are broken. Have the hardware for that and was going to sell them but got lazy.
 

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It looks like these go through past the cooler bracket reaching to the posts.
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I saw that too. But, I don't have those screws (and I save pretty much everything, labeled and bagged). I have tons of the ones that don't go through past the cooler bracket.

Even on eBay I don't see these thumbscrews with the notch underneath. For instance, this is what you get with mounting screw set... Cooler Bracket Cooling Mounting Screw for Corsair Hydro Series V2 H100i H105 | eBay

But on the flip side, Judging from this picture I just found on ebay of someone selling a whole unit, I am using the wrong screws (too short)... But i'll find out later tonight when I take another stab at it. The screws in this picture's mid-section are longer
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Yes, the backplate is mounted with the motherboard by default ^

If the OP has everything from the photos and manual, if should work.

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Step 1: 4 LGA 2011 standoffs are mounted to motherboard.
Step 2: CPU Pump / Block with bracket is fitted over CPU.
Step 3: Threads from standoff should penetrate through holes in bracket. Use screws/nuts to secure / tension block to standoffs.

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If the screws and standoffs are correct, the only other component that could be off is the bracket / retention ring thing.

Maybe it is not set on the cooler correctly? Otherwise, yea, double check your posts. I doubt youd throw them away if you have everything else.
 

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If the screws and standoffs are correct, the only other component that could be off is the bracket / retention ring thing.
good thinking, like it's not down in the teeth/slots and raised away from the block. you have to spin and turn it to lock into place.

My cooler looks a bit different, it's 2011-3 so same cooler socket.
but mine screws directly into the bracket, no posts. it's the H110 probably older.
But has teeth that it locks into.
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