I started with the Thermalright HR-01 Plus, and since it seems that, at least around here, no one has any "1155 Bolt Through Kit" in stock I got the socket 775 mount and tried to bend the feet... and broke one. One of those:
Switched to my Ninja Plus Rev. B (SCNJ-1100P), got the socket 775 push pins out, and waited. I needed a 115x backplate so I bought a cheap Theta 115
, stole it's backplate (I hope the plastic will hold up to the Ninjas' weight) and ripped it's bolts (literally ripped them by hand, the aluminium just bends a bit and they get out). Also, the bolts have a small blocking washer that needs to be removed. Now, everything is available but since the bolt springs are a bit smaller I needed some washers, I though I needed 4 per bolt, I bought 100 ( ~US$1.5 at a hardware store), dry tested it on the board with 8 per bolt and ended up using 10 per bolt (so while 100 seemed a lot I ended up using 40). Another thing that will get pretty obvious is that the washers will be hard to handle as they tend to fall so I patched them with some clear tape.
The final product:
And the general view:
And a question, shining a flash light on the sides of the socket, dry mounted cooler, showed me that light was coming out, so basically the base of the cooler and the CPU are not tight, now, I mounted it with Thermalright ChillFactor white stuff and 20 minutes of OCCT 4.4 only got me ~70 degrees Celsius. Should I be worried?