Corsair H55 not fitting on 1151 MSI z170a m5 motherboard

Hi guys,
The backplate of the h55 cooler is not fitting on the motherboard, as there are cylindrical things around the cpu that block the backplate from going onto the motherboard. I am using a 6700k. Corsair states that the H55 is compatible is compatible with 1151 sockets... I am sure I am using the correct backplate (intel).
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  1. Did you follow through the installation procedure as outlined in your manual/this video? If you think there is a barrier of understanding, then there's no harm in uploading a picture of what you're seeing as the culprit. Might even turn out that you got the wrong installation hardware bundled in your unit.
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  2. Lutfij said:
    Did you follow through the installation procedure as outlined in your manual/this video? If you think there is a barrier of understanding, then there's no harm in uploading a picture of what you're seeing as the culprit. Might even turn out that you got the wrong installation hardware bundled in your unit.


    Pictures describing my situation:
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7BxLdNUkaJDb1p6R0tjT0JOdWM
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7BxLdNUkaJDV1pIOHJjWlU4MW8

    The backplate is not fitting onto the motherboard, and without the backplate, the holes align, but I dont know how to secure it.
    As you can see, the cylindrical things are blocking the backplate and cooler.
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  3. awesomeepicguy said:
    Lutfij said:
    Did you follow through the installation procedure as outlined in your manual/this video? If you think there is a barrier of understanding, then there's no harm in uploading a picture of what you're seeing as the culprit. Might even turn out that you got the wrong installation hardware bundled in your unit.


    Pictures describing my situation:
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7BxLdNUkaJDb1p6R0tjT0JOdWM
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7BxLdNUkaJDV1pIOHJjWlU4MW8

    The backplate is not fitting onto the motherboard, and without the backplate, the holes align, but I dont know how to secure it.
    As you can see, the cylindrical things are blocking the backplate and cooler.


    The backplate goes on the bottom of the motherboard not on the top. Those cylinderical things are capacitors and they are on the top of the motherboard.
    Reply to aeswimmer
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