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Old 10-20-2009, 06:14 PM
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Default Back Plate Installation Guide for the H50 + New Back Plate

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






Retaining Ring






The Screw Insert Removed from the Retaining Ring

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Old 10-20-2009, 06:23 PM
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Default The Back Plate Installation and Screw Positioning

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







This is Correct





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






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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Old 10-20-2009, 06:30 PM
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Default Installing the Cooler Using the Retaining Ring

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






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






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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Old 10-22-2009, 12:56 AM
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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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Old 10-23-2009, 04:24 AM
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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.
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Old 10-23-2009, 05:58 AM
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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.

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Old 10-25-2009, 08:00 PM
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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.

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I dont know how they could be for the radiator because thier too short to run thru fan and too long to mount the radiator to the case.
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I noticed the same prob what on Earth are these screws for?
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What problem

Those screws fit the stock AMD backplate on AM2 and AM3 MOBOs.
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Ha!
That idea never even occured to me to try them in my I/O plate. Makes sense tho.......
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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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