The first step when it comes to mounting the Water 2.0
Performer is to get the appropriate backplate. Since I’m using an Intel LGA
1155 setup, I’ll be using the LGA 775/1366/1156 backplate since LGA 1155 and
LGA 1156 share the same mounting systems.
The backplate comes with double sided foam tape so that you
can stick the backplate on and then reinstall your motherboard to simplify the
The second step is to take the Intel mounting ring and snap
the screw guides on so that you’re only able to insert the screws one way.
Next we will take the Intel mounting ring and place it over
the pump, then snap the pump retention ring around the pump so that the pump
can’t move around once we get it installed.
The last step for installing the pump/water block combo is
to take your screws and screw the pump down onto the CPU. From here it’s as simple
as screwing on the fans!