Poll: Alder Lake owners: were you able to get a cooling solution for LGA 1700?

Alder Lake owners: were you able to get an LGA 1700 cooling solution?


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rbf351

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Same here. Mobo gets here Friday, already have 12900k, ordered the Noctua because its only solution I could get in short order. Will go AIO eventually again.
Which MB did you go with? I have my 12900K and AIO sitting here. Corsair just shipped my retrofit kit today, and I can decide which board to go with.
 

4saken

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Which MB did you go with? I have my 12900K and AIO sitting here. Corsair just shipped my retrofit kit today, and I can decide which board to go with.
I went with the ASUS ROG Strix z690-A Gaming Wifi.
DDR4, but made that choice because I wasn't finding or spending the $$ on DDR5 today. Maybe in a year or so will update.
Im moving from a 6600k Kaby Lake with a 3080, so should be great upgrade either way.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09J1RM86X
 

therealjustin

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My Noctua mounting kit arrived today. Since I still do not have a motherboard or DDR5, I cannot use it.

I have to say the packaging is superb! Very Apple-like from Noctua. :cool:

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nanotube

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Took a week to get the LGA 1700 bracket from Arctic Freezer for the Liquid Freezer II 360. I just ran Cinebench and my highest temperature was 80 C with no overclocks on the 12900k. Prime 95 showed 50 C on the blend test. So the cooler seems to be doing fine. It took me a while to get everything setup because the Gigabyte Z690 UD AX DDR4 came with VMD enabled by default so my NVME SSD drive wasn't showing up.
 

Kdawg

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the enermax t40 air cooler i got has a janky 1700 adapter. But I tightened everything up and appears to be working fine.

12600k stock, most cores max out in the 60's, with 2 cores maxing out mid 70s under cinebench stress test.

The heatsink just barely covers the cpu heatspreader though.

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ND40oz

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Took a week to get the LGA 1700 bracket from Arctic Freezer for the Liquid Freezer II 360. I just ran Cinebench and my highest temperature was 80 C with no overclocks on the 12900k. Prime 95 showed 50 C on the blend test. So the cooler seems to be doing fine. It took me a while to get everything setup because the Gigabyte Z690 UD AX DDR4 came with VMD enabled by default so my NVME SSD drive wasn't showing up.

Make sure you update your bios on the Gigabyte boards, they all seem to be coming with pre-release versions.
 

chameleoneel

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Hey cool I'm the OP for this thread and guess what I finally got to figure out in the past couple of days:

My EK AIO 240mm does not fit the ITX motherboard I bought for my 12700k.

Z690I AORUS ULTRA DDR4

For those whom haven't read all of my posts in here----I have the official LGA1700 mounting kit from EK.

The problem is that the L shaped connections where the hoses join the pump block, make contact with RAM or parts of the motherboard, no matter which way I rotate the block.

EK's newer block design is very high quality and a little larger than most every other AIO. However, it has fit fine on an H570 itx board, Z590 ITX, and B550 ITX. I suspect other AIO could be a similar issue for this Gigabyte. Gigabyte could have shaved back that gigantic NVME heatsink 2mm and we would be fine. Or tuck the rear panel VRM heatsink back 2mm.
I have a sliger S610 case and their case designer is already openly bashing the Z690 ITX board designs and they have already put out a new design mockup for a "Console" style case for ATX motherboards.

So, I have now spent like 24 hrs staring at pictures and videos of AIO blocks, trying to guess which ones will fit. I have ordered a Coolermaster Master Liquid 280 and a Thermaltake TOUGHLIQUID 240 ARGB. I also almost ordered a Corsair iCUE H115i Elite Capellix (H115i is the 280mm version.) But it sounds like the pump speed is ONLY controllable via Corsair software?! I would prefer motherboard PWM or voltage control, for the pump. So, I skipped it, for now. although, I think it will fit. I may come back to it...

Obviously annoying because now I have to spend more money. But also because EK's AIO are IMO, better quality than most others.
 
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ND40oz

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The MSI C240 definitely fits on the Z690i but if you mount it "normally" with the hoses toward the memory, they will touch the memory. Gigabyte really gave us bare minimum when it comes to the area around the socket. The Q58 has next to no spare room in it as well, but I managed to make it all work.

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kirbyrj

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Hey cool I'm the OP for this thread and guess what I finally got to figure out in the past couple of days:

My EK AIO 240mm does not fit the ITX motherboard I bought for my 12700k.

Z690I AORUS ULTRA DDR4

For those whom haven't read all of my posts in here----I have the official LGA1700 mounting kit from EK.

The problem is that the L shapped connections where the hoses join the pump block, make contact with RAM or parts of the motherboard, no matter which way I rotate the block.

EK's newer block design is very high quality and a little larger than most every other AIO. However, it has fit fine on an H570 itx board, Z590 ITX, and B550 ITX. I suspect other AIO could be a similar issue for this Gigabyte. Gigabyte could have shaved back that gigantic NVME heatsink 2mm and we would be fine. Or tuck the rear panel VRM heatsink back 2mm.
I have a sliger S610 case and their case designer is already openly bashing the Z690 ITX board designs and they have already put out a new design mockup for a "Console" style case for ATX motherboards.

So, I have now spent like 24 hrs staring at pictures and videos of AIO blocks, trying to guess which ones will fit. I have ordered a Coolermaster Master Liquid 280 and a Thermaltake TOUGHLIQUID 240 ARGB. I also almost ordered a Corsair iCUE H115i Elite Capellix (H115i is the 280mm version.) But it sounds like the pump speed is ONLY controllable via Corsair software?! I would prefer motherboard PWM or voltage control, for the pump. So, I skipped it, for now. although, I think it will fit. I may come back to it...

Obviously annoying because now I have to spend more money. But also because EK's AIO are IMO, better quality than most others.

I bought the Asus Z690-A Strix board. I hope mine fits. I won't know until next week.

Was the new mounting mechanism hard to figure out? I haven't even opened it yet.
 

chameleoneel

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I bought the Asus Z690-A Strix board. I hope mine fits. I won't know until next week.

Was the new mounting mechanism hard to figure out? I haven't even opened it yet.
the new mount is easy. A new backplate, a piece of silicone to go between the backplate and the mobo, different standoff screws, and 4 plastic washers to put between the standoff screws and the mobo.

They have directions posted, now. But, I did it correctly, the first time, when they didn't have directions posted.
 
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chameleoneel

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The MSI C240 definitely fits on the Z690i but if you mount it "normally" with the hoses toward the memory, they will touch the memory. Gigabyte really gave us bare minimum when it comes to the area around the socket. The Q58 has next to no spare room in it as well, but I managed to make it all work.

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That makes me optimistic. I didn't think that MSI would fit! The block is quite wide. Glad it worked out for you.

I think that the DIMM slots on ITX mobos are closer to the socket. So.....I don't think you can usually put the hoses by the DIMMs, like many people do with ATX boards. However, my only experience is with the EK AIO and its got a wide block and big hose connections...
 

chameleoneel

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A Newegg review posted their Phanteks glacier one AIO on one of the Gigabyte ITX boards. Looks like it was made for the board :eek:

Its too bad they put their board on the carpet :dead:

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Niner21

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Luckily my Aorus waterforce X360 already had the hardware needed for the 1700 socket. When I purchased my processor the associate at Microcenter told me they didn't have any air coolers which I wanted to go with, but oh well.
 
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