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Back Plate Installation Guide for the H50 + New Back Plate


Yellowbeard

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Our new bracket design is similar to the old one but has been changed somewhat to make it more versatile. It's an easy installation, as seen below.

 

First, the parts:

 

The Back Plate Closeup Showing 1366, 1156, and 775 Positions and Adjustable Threaded Insert

 

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Retaining Ring

 

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The Screw Insert Removed from the Retaining Ring

 

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First, put the threaded insert into the proper hole for your motherboard. Then, use the adhesive backed tape to attach the back plate to the back side of your motherboard. Here are 2 pictures depicting the backplate improperly oriented and in the correct orientation.

 

 

This is Incorrect

 

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This is Correct

 

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Note the locking tab on the Screw Retainer Insert circled in red below. This tab faces the inside of the retaining ring.

 

The Screw Retainer Insert

 

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Note the orientation of the screw retainer insert in the bracket in the Retaining Ring picture above. The locking tab goes to the inside position when inserting the screw retainer insert into the bracket. The outside hole position is for socket 1366. The inside hole position accomodates both 1156 and 775.

 

2 Positions for the Screws

 

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After your back plate is installed, you need to attach the retaining ring to the back plate. Tighten each screw approximately 2 turns so you can insert the cooling unit into the retaining ring. The red arrow indicates the grooves in the cooler.

 

Insert Cooler into Locking Ring

 

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Once you have the retaining ring in place, slightly twist the cooler so that the tabs on the locking ring go into the grooves on the cooler.

 

Twist Cooler to Lock Tabs into Grooves

 

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Tighten the 4 screws in an alternating "X" pattern so distribute the tension evenly. Tighten the screws until they are snug. Do not overtighten the screws.

 

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Thanks for the post, I just put mine together today and that helped. About the only info that I took from another post that maybe would be important is someone else recommended using the smaller thread screws for the 1156, so I used those and they worked fine.
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I like the other design much more. Is this going to be it?

The overall build and quality of it looks cheap compared to the other one.

indeed, the other one is much more straight forward as no adjustment was required. but i expect Corsair's decision was to cut down product cost, spare brackets are useless, one that adjusts to fit all makes sense, business-wise.

 

very easy to install once figured out how.

(notice the Dominators and the PSU cable of Hx620. im a Corsair fan)

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Thanks for the post, I just put mine together today and that helped. About the only info that I took from another post that maybe would be important is someone else recommended using the smaller thread screws for the 1156, so I used those and they worked fine.

 

 

 

 

What are the bigger threaded screws for?Theres only one size adjustable thread insert.:confused:

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Beats me. :) I was just going by the recommendation of someone else here, so I never even bother trying the big threaded screws. For the AMD bracket would be my only guess, since I didn't use that.

 

...actually, found in another thread someone saying the large threads were for using with the radiator. Shrug.

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Well even in the parts list in the directions it doesnt show a second style course thread screw.I dont know why they included them because people been using them and screwing thier mounts up.Plus I cant find anything that they fit.:confused:
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Well even in the parts list in the directions it doesnt show a second style course thread screw.I dont know why they included them because people been using them and screwing thier mounts up.

As happened to me recently - Corsair support are sending me a replacement LGA1366 fitting kit

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Started a new build today.

It wasn't the screws that threw me, it was the instructions for the pin inserts. The guide headed 1156 shows the positioning for the 775 and the guide headed 775 shows the positioning for the 1156. For those with 20/20 vision the numbers on the back plate are great but as an ageing gent with less than perfect eyesight it wasn't until I watched the video for the third time that I knew there were numbers on the backplate. Being of an engineering bent I also expected the backplate to line up squarely with the socket thus the reason I had so much trouble aligning it to the MOBO. I even dashed of a queery to the support desk, I was so frustrated. If your reading this guys you can forget that.

I am a bit concerned that the radiator is going to block the grahics card position ( I saw another user with this problem) but haven't got that far yet. A trifle concerned with the pipes as well, they are very stiff and need to take quite a tight curve to mount the cooler squarely they will almost definately rub against the side cover when replaced. Hope this doesn't create noise as this is my main reason for using this unit.

All in all though the omens are good and it looks cool (pardon the pun).

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Just purchased the H50 from Amazon for my EVGA P55 FTW motherboard. The baseplate supplied as shown below ...

 

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cannot match with the 1156 holes on the mobo. Furthermore, the screws and brackets are different ...

 

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Am I getting a older version from Amazon?

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I appreciate Yellowbeard's illustrated instuctions, but it appears MUCH easier to use the the re-redesigned 1156 bracket offerred for only a nominal $5 S&H charge at the Corsair Online Store (which I more or less stumpled upon) vs. the the asymetrical Intel bracket supplied with the unit. I only wish there was an option to actually telephone support, as I 'd have gladly paid extra for expedited shipping if this was an option--as Newegg already delivered (2 days ago) a new mobo, the H50, what seems to be a nice Corsair HX850W PSU, where as the new bracket isn't due to arrive until 3/2--assuming no UPS weather delays in NY (which is rapidly becoming a real mess).
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