List of water blocks made by CORSAIR that are compatible with Intel LGA1700 processor: XC5 / XC7 RGB PRO

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. MegaFalloutFan

    MegaFalloutFan Maha Guru

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    Warning DONT BUY THIS BLOCK
    All the Amazon and Reddit reviews for it say its trash, even right now im talking to someone that got it and got horrible temps i sent him links to Heatkiller blocks.
    Heatkiller IV PRO has retention kit and Backplate for LGA1700, each sold separately
     
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    Good to know
    Anything cheaper and easier (no clc) to deploy and mantain ?
     
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    MegaFalloutFan Maha Guru

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    No idea, as far as blocks go, Heatkiller Pro is great if you want even cheaper check Byksky and Barrowch, i would say barrowch, there is a model that got LGA1700 upgrade, its 60ish USD and doesnt use the idiotic thumbscrews but Phillips head so it will be tight
     

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    Yes they are SEMI "compatible" at best albeit with some adjustments and wiggling around, I currently am using the previous generation XC5 on my 12600k/MSI Mobo and it is working fine but the problem is not the water block, that fits decently enough, it is the clips that hold it from the back of the MB, these are completely out of whack and don't align at all.
    I had to use some from another Cpu cooler to make it work, or you can get them from the actual Corsair but there were none in stock at the time, hence the compromise.

    Beware if you get this water block in its current state.
     
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    kakiharaFRS Master Guru

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    because I couldn't get a heatkiller (no stock) for my 3960x threadripper I had a corsair one for a while, it wasn't "horrible" like 3 degrees more than the heatkiller, that said...if they reused the same contact base and it looks like it, no I would not use it for an alder lake
    the heatkiller not only had a massive cooling surface but proof maybe that the liquid flow was excellent in like 5min the block had no air bubbles left inside, impressive

    didn't see heatkiller had one so I pre-ordered an EKWB block, this new one is attached from the back no visible screw on top hopefully we'll see how it looks before new yeard...if...IF I get some ddr5 :confused:
    if you check the asus Z690 extreme glacial, the fins and plate above the cpu look suspiciously like my threadripper heatkiller block, which is a good thing it was great
     
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  7. MegaFalloutFan

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    You get the normal Heatkiller Pro [watercool.de] and buy their LGA1700 kit [under 5$ cheap], which is 4 big springs and thick nuts, if you want more you can get LGA1700 backplate, i paid 20EURos for both and shipping to Israel.
     

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