We will be mounting the C12P to the ASUS P7P55-E Deluxe socket 1156 motherboard which will use this back plate on the backside of the motherboard. The notch in the four corners of the bracket is preset slotted for socket 775, 1156 and 1366 motherboards. Metal screws are inserted into the bracket according to the socket of the motherboard.
Here we have the bracket along with the screws inserted into our motherboard. Next, as a set of black plastic cushion to give the cooler the height it need t clear the caps on the motherboard. Next, the cooler mounting bars are screwed into the motherboard.
Lastly, the cooler and then the fan are mounted to the motherboard. There is enough clearance under the cooler to clear the fins of our memory modules.