With the release of the Intel 12th generation Alder Lake CPUs, you are going to need a compatible CPU cooler if you are interested in buying one. In this article, we go over the LGA 1700 mounting kits from Noctua and Corsair, so that you can use your existing coolers with the Intel 12th generation CPUs.
We have also included some new colors from Noctua that come with the LGA 1700 mounting kit if you are interested in buying a new CPU cooler rather than using an older one.
Noctua CPU Mounting Kits For Intel 12th Gen LGA 1700
The following are the Noctua CPU mounting kits that you can buy for the Intel 12th Gen LGA 1700 socket if you want to use your existing CPU cooler.
Noctua LGA 1700 Ready CPU Coolers
If you are interested in buying a new CPU for your Intel 12th generation Alder Lake CPU then you can buy one with the LGA 1700 mounting kit. The following are the different options that you can choose from.
The Noctua NH-D15 is a classic when it comes to custom PC builds and is a tried and tested CPU cooler that plenty of enthusiasts can vouch for. This is a pretty beefy cooler and should work fine with even the top-of-the-line Intel i9 CPUs provided that you are not going to do any extreme overclocking.
The Noctua NH-D15 comes with 6 8mm heat pipes and a nickel-plated base. The fin design allows you to install RAM on either side. There is 64mm of clearance on either side, so installing RAM is not going to be an issue unless you are going for really tall RAM sticks. As this is a pretty beefy cooler, you will need ample room in your case.
The Noctua NH-D15 Chromax Black is the same as the above-mentioned CPU cooler but it comes in all black. This should blend in well with the rest of your build.
If you are interested in building a small form factor PC then the Noctua NH-L9x65 is a great solution. It is pretty inexpensive and very small. The size is almost the same as an Intel stock cooler and comes with a single 90mm fan. The fan is PWM compatible and you can control the speed. There are rubber pads on the corners in order to reduce the noise and vibrations.
There are 4 heat pipes made of nickel-plated copper in order to dissipate heat despite the small footprint of the CPU cooler. The ends are rounded off and they are looped around the heatsink to maintain the small form factor.
Corsair CPU Mounting Kits For Intel 12th Gen LGA 1700
The following are the Corsair CPU mounting kits that you can buy for the Intel 12th Gen LGA 1700 socket if you want to use your existing CPU cooler.
These are the mounting kits that you can get for Noctua and Corsair CPU coolers. If you are interested in learning more then you can check out our recommendations for the best Z690 motherboards that you can buy for the new Intel 12th generation Alder Lake CPUs.