Getting the PH-TC12LS installed in your system should not be that hard, although we did run into a few issues with installation this time. We will be installing the cooler in our X79 system that uses the Intel LGA2011 socket.
The first thing you are going to want to do is install the four LGA2011 socket screws into the CPU socket as shown in the photo below. They are in their own separate LGA2011 bag.
Next it is time to install the strip adapters. This is easily done with the included thumbscrews. The orientation we have the strip adapters in will allow us to install the cooler so it sits horizontally in our system.
Now you are going to want to take the cooler and remove the cooling fan. From there place the mounting plate on the cooler base. This is quite easy to do, although there is not much to really hold it in place. At this time you are going to want to also apply your thermal paste to the CPU.
Carefully without having the mounting plate fall off you are going to want to line up the two mounting holes on each side with the pegs in the strip adapters. Then take the two supplied mounting plate screws and secure the cooler onto your CPU. Now this is where I ran into a few issues. The first being that the openings to screw in the mounting plate screws are not all that big. My two go-to screwdrivers did not fit in the holes correctly. Second it is almost impossible to get the mounting plate screws on the pegs in the strip adapters without having a magnetized screwdriver. Also the mounting plate itself would fall off because there was nothing securing it. After multiple tries I ended up taking the mounting plate off and actually putting the mounting plate screws on it before putting it back on the heatsink. This way I could carefully maneuver it into place and quickly secure the two screws before anything fell off. It took me a few tries, but I finally got it.
Now the final step is to put the fan back on. This also was not the easiest thing to do as you really cannot see the mounting holes once you have the fan on top of the cooler. It took me a little bit to get the first two screws in properly. I would have much rather have seen a fan clip system here.
With the fan attached just plug it in and you are good to go.