I hate how hp made their motherboards long ago, and I happened to get one of theirs, this was perfect because I was going for a budget build.it was going well with an air cooler but I got a good deal on a water cooler. The problem is the mount holes for cpu cooler is in the shape of a rectangle, and the brackets for my water cooler only came in squares. Can anyone help me with this? Does anyone also know if the am4 mount retension brackets fit this motherboard?
And the mother board Im using is an hp z210, but looks like it have the same mount hole shape as amd boards but I cant confirm it. I would hate to buy the rectangle retension bracket made for amd boatds only for it not to fit in my hp motherboard.
For that bracket contact CoolerMaster support. It's a standard Intel bracket for that pump. Looks like an X with a square in the middle. The I5 2500 is most definitely Intel lga1155. Not rectangular Amd. Those pumps almost always come with Intel brackets pre-attached.
The problem with OEM boards is that they don't usually conform to PC standards. The coolers they usually use are bespoke to that motherboard and the mounting holes usually don't allow you to use aftermarket coolers.