Gigabyte X99 CPU Cooler mounting holes blocked?

Kainev

Reputable
Dec 10, 2015
37
0
4,540
1
Hi everyone!

I've just started a new PC build and I've purchased the Gigabyte X99 SOC Force and for CPU cooling I've gone with the Nepton 280L water cooler.

When installing the Nepton's brace on the back on the motherboard I obviously need to put the screws through the brace from the back into the front, however on the motherboard while there are holes cut there appears to be something blocking them (looks like black plastic?) which you can also see if you look down the front mounting holes. I'm really not sure what to do here so any help is greatly appreciated!

Cheers,
Kaine

EDIT:
I just realized that the 2011+ sockets don't require a mounting bracket so all sorted. Thanks!
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY