LGA 2011 motherboard with no cooler mounts

Aku12

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I recently ordered a mITX x79 motherboard from aliexpress. (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001321699528.html)

I got caught of guard building the computer today because the mounting holes do not have threaded inserts in them. every LGA 2011 motherboard I have worked with had them. If you look at the picture at the link above it does show that they do not have them. It came with a plastic bracket with plastic anchors. Is there a way I can get threaded inserts/studs.

I notice LGA 1366 has the same hole spacing but does not have these inserts. Would I be able to use a LGA 1366 backplate or would the back side of the socket interfere with that?

Thanks!
 

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I recently ordered a mITX x79 motherboard from aliexpress. (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001321699528.html)

I got caught of guard building the computer today because the mounting holes do not have threaded inserts in them. every LGA 2011 motherboard I have worked with had them. If you look at the picture at the link above it does show that they do not have them. It came with a plastic bracket with plastic anchors. Is there a way I can get threaded inserts/studs.

I notice LGA 1366 has the same hole spacing but does not have these inserts. Would I be able to use a LGA 1366 backplate or would the back side of the socket interfere with that?

Thanks!
The hole spacing is the same on about 14 different Intel sockets. So, yes.
 

D-EJ915

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You could probably cut the "ends" off the 1366 plate, the threaded screws that go through the board to the socket clamp mechanism are in a different location so you can't use it directly with a 2011 socket. They also have plastic notched keys on the 2011/2011-3/2066 sockets so you can't use an x79 socket on an x99 or x299 either lol.

There are some on ebay though as an example:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/303294364512?hash=item469dc0bb60:g:ApIAAOSwVttbCiAr
https://www.ebay.com/itm/3241048507...LbV6ssWtzHZJfuQEmWbvgH3huek9T5FgaAilfEALw_wcB
 
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Aku12

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You could probably cut the "ends" off the 1366 plate, the threaded screws that go through the board to the socket clamp mechanism are in a different location so you can't use it directly with a 2011 socket. They also have plastic notched keys on the 2011/2011-3/2066 sockets so you can't use an x79 socket on an x99 or x299 either lol.

There are some on ebay though as an example:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/303294364512?hash=item469dc0bb60:g:ApIAAOSwVttbCiAr
https://www.ebay.com/itm/3241048507...LbV6ssWtzHZJfuQEmWbvgH3huek9T5FgaAilfEALw_wcB
I never thought about just replacing the socket retention itself. Thanks!
 
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