Best LGA 1700 CPU cooler for Intel 12th gen & mounting Kits

With Intel and Z690 motherboards now moving to a new socket, you are going to need a supporting LGA 1700 bracket for your cooler, let's take a look at the best compatible options.

Best LGA 1700 cooler for Intel 12th Gen CPUs

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Intel has replaced the LGA 1200 socket size for the rectangular LGA 1700. Compared to its predecessor, LGA 1700 features 500 more pins, requiring the 12th gen processors to be 7.5mm longer. This is the first major change in Intel’s LGA CPU socket size in well over a decade (since LGA 775) for the consumer-grade market.

You will be happy to know that every major manufacturer in the cooling game has already produced compatible LGA 1700 brackets for most of their models, we are going to be showcasing these new brackets, listing all compatible AIO and air coolers for the new socket, while also finding the best LGA 1700 compatible cooler for Intel 12th gen CPUs.

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Our Top Picks

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Editor's Pick
The Best AIO LGA 1700 CPU Cooler
02
Air Pick
The Best Air LGA 1700 CPU Cooler
03
Premium Pick
The Best Cooler For The i9-12900K

Best LGA 1700 CPU coolers: First Look

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Editor's Pick
The Best AIO LGA 1700 CPU Cooler
Asus RYUJIN II

Asus ROG RYUJIN II 360 CPU Cooler

0 /5
Editor's Rating

The ASUS ROG Ryujin II CPU cooler is one of the best in its class and follows on from its predecessor with an all-new pump design that now features an LCD screen.

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Air Pick
The Best Air LGA 1700 CPU Cooler
Noctua NH D15

Noctua NH-D15

0 /5
Editor's Rating

NH-D15 CPU cooler from Noctua needs little introduction but for those that are unaware, it is one of the best CPU coolers on the market.

03
Premium Pick
The Best Cooler For The i9-12900K
Corsair iCUE H150i Elite Capellix Liquid CPU Cooler

Corsair iCUE H150i Elite Capellix Liquid CPU Cooler

0 /5
Editor's Rating

The Corsair iCUE H150i Elite Capellix is truly brilliant for CPU cooling and it achieves this without making too much noise! Corsair continues to shine in this area, making our gaming PCs look sleeker than ever.

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12700K Pick
The Best Cooler For The i7-12700K
be quiet Dark Rock Pro 4

be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4

0 /5
Editor's Rating

While any cooler on this list can handle the Core i7-12700K, a moderately priced option comes in the form of the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro. Efficient cooling and near-silent performance.

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Budget Pick
The Best Budget LGA 1700 CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition

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Editor's Rating

Lastly, our budget pick from Cooler Master. The Hyper 212 Black Edition is still regarded as one of the best CPU cooling options with value in mind. This can handle itself under hot conditions and is well worth your consideration.

What is LGA 1700?

The LGA 1700 socket was announced back at CES 2021, specially designed for Intel’s latest hybrid architecture. The LGA 1700 socket features an additional 500 contacts compared to its predecessor (clues in the name), increasing the socket height by 7.5mm. This has forced cooler manufacturers to produce and ship accomodating brackets to ensure their customers don’t have to buy a new model entirely.

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While some manufacturers, such as Lian Li, be quiet!, and Noctua are essentially giving away the brackets for free (small shipping fee), other brands are charging anything between $2-$5 (especially if you ahve no proof of purchase). Some consumers may be disgruntled by this by but it’s just one of those generational change costs we are going to have to take on the chin.

The z690 motherboard is the first of its kind, carrying the LGA 1700 socket, among many other nice-to-have features, truly bringing us into the next generation.

LGA 1700 Vs LGA 1200

LGA 1200 was the LGA 1151 replacement, supporting the 10th and 11th generation Intel processors. The name comes from the amount of protruding pins that make contact with the pads on the processor. As you can tell by the name, the LGA 1700 socket has an extra 500 pins, making the dimensions change from a square 37.5mm x 37.5mm (LGA 1200) to 45mm x 37.5mm.

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This change coincides with Intel’s introduction of its hybrid architecture to the desktop x86 market. Intel is moving away from the conventional sets of identical CPU cores, splitting them into performance and efficiency cores (Big.Little).

LGA 1700 Cooler Compatibility List

Most, if not all, popular air and AIO coolers are going to be compatible with LGA 1700 thanks to a new mounting bracket. Manufacturers will most likely start to include this bracket with their products in the future to save customers from purchasing them separately.

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Corsair LGA 1700 compatible coolers

  • iCUE H170i ELITE CAPELLIX
  • iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX
  • iCUE H115i ELITE CAPELLIX
  • iCUE H100i ELITE CAPELLIX
  • iCUE H150i RGB PRO XT
  • iCUE H115i RGB PRO XT
  • iCUE H100i RGB PRO XT
  • iCUE H60i RGB PRO XT
  • Hydro Series H115i RGB PLATINUM 280mm
  • Hydro Series H100i RGB PLATINUM 240mm
  • Hydro Series H100i RGB PLATINUM SE 240mm
  • Hydro Series H100x
  • Hydro Series H60 (2018) 120mm

Noctua LGA 1700 compatible coolers

  • NH-C14S
  • NH-D15
  • NH-D15 SE-AM4
  • NH-D15 chromax.black
  • NH-D15S
  • NH-D15S chromax.black
  • NH-D9DX i4 3U
  • NH-D9L
  • NH-L12 Ghost S1 Edition
  • NH-L12S
  • NH-L9x65
  • NH-L9x65 SE-AM4
  • NH-P1
  • NH-U12A
  • NH-U12A chromax.black
  • NH-U12DX i4
  • NH-U12S
  • NH-U12S chromax.black
  • NH-U12S redux
  • NH-U14S
  • NH-U9DX i4
  • NH-U9S
  • NH-U9S chromax.black

Some of the above coolers will require a mounting kit, which is free of charge from Noctua.

be quiet! LGA 1700 compatible coolers

  • Dark Rock Pro 4
  • Dark Rock 4
  • Dark Rock Slim
  • Dark Rock TF 2
  • Shadow Rock 3
  • Shadow Rock Slim 2
  • Shadow Rock LP
  • Pure Rock 2
  • Pure Rock
  • Silent Loop 2
  • Pure Loop

Lian Li LGA 1700 compatible coolers

You can buy LGA 1700 mounting kits for the following Lian Li coolers:

  • Galahad AIO UNI FAN SL Edition 240/360
  • Galahad 240-360

Thermaltake LGA 1700 compatible coolers

  • TOUGHAIR 110/310/510
  • UX210 ARGB Sync, UX100/UX200 High Air Flow
  • Contac 9, Contac Silent 12
  • Floe RC Ultra 240/360 CPU & Memory AIO
  • TOUGHLIQUID Ultra 240/360 CPU AIO
  • TOUGHLIQUID 240/280/360 ARGB Sync
  • Floe RC 240/360 CPU & Memory AIO
  • Floe RC 240/360 CPU & Memory AIO Snow Edition
  • TH 120/240/360 ARGB Sync
  • TH 240/360 ARGB Sync Snow Edition
  • Floe DX RGB 240/280/360
  • Floe Riing RGB 240/280/360
  • Water 3.0 120/240/360 ARGB Sync
  • Water 3.0 Ultimate
  • Water 3.0 Performer C
  • Water 3.0 Extreme S
  • Pacific MX1 Plus
  • Pacific W7 Plus
  • Pacific W5
  • Pacific W1
  • Pacific TOUGH C240/C360 DDC Hard Tube LCS Kit
  • Pacific CL360 Max LCS Kit
  • Pacific C240/C360 DDC Hard Tube LCS Kit
  • Pacific C240/C360 DDC Soft Tube LCS Kit

Asus LGA 1700 compatible coolers

  • ROG Ryujin II 240/ 360
  • ROG Ryujin 240/360
  • ROG Ryuo 240/120

LGA 1700 bracket mounting kits by brand

For those that already own a compatible LGA 1700 cooler, you can buy a supporting bracket, or apply for a free one depending on the brand. As it is still early days for mounting brackets, check in with the manufacturer of your cooler. You are likely to receive a free upgrade if you can prove the purchase.

 

 

The best CPU cooler for LGA1700 Intel

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Editor's Pick
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Air Pick
Noctua NH D15

Noctua NH-D15

Type

Air

Max RPM

1500 RPM

Max Noise

24.6 dB

Dimensions

(H)165 x (W)150 x (D)150 mm

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Premium Pick
Corsair iCUE H150i Elite Capellix Liquid CPU Cooler

Corsair iCUE H150i Elite Capellix Liquid CPU Cooler

Item Dimensions LxWxH

15.63 x 4.71 x 4.71 inches

Brand

Corsair

Cooling Method

Water

Noise Level

36 dB

04
12700K Pick
be quiet Dark Rock Pro 4

be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4

Socket

Multi-socket Intel: LGA 1150 / 1151 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366 / 2011(-3) square ILM / 2066. AMD: AM2(+) / AM3(+) / AM4 / FM1 / FM2(+)

Fan compatibility

120 mm

Measurements without mount (L x w x H)

5.7 x 5.35 x 6.40 inch

Fans

2

05
Budget Pick
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition

Type

Air

Max RPM

2,000 RPM

Max Noise

26 dBa

Dimensions

(H)120 x (W)77 x (D)158.5 mm

In-depth Review

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Editor's Pick
Pros

High Performance

LCD Screen

Aesthetically, one of the best looking AIOs on the market

Cons

More affordable options that perform similarly

Aesthetically, the ASUS ROG Ryujin II is one of the most aesthetically pleasing AIO coolers on the market, mostly thanks to its huge pump and accompanying LCD Screen.

This model is available in both 240 and 360mm, giving builders with different size cases an opportunity to incorporate this into their system.

Then Ryuijin features 380mm long tubing comprised of thick rubber and sleeved, to add durability and make it look more appealing. The main talking point behind this AIO is the addition of the LCD screen, which allows any image or GIF you desire to appear front and center. The LCD screen also has AIDA64 support, meaning you can slap system information on the 3.5″, full-color screen if so inclined.

All in all, we have a beefy, efficient radiator that will provide your new Intel 12th gen CPU with all the cooling it needs and the inclusion of this massive pump and screen just makes it all the better.

You can check out our full review of the ASUS ROG Ryujin II here.

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Air Pick
Noctua NH D15

Noctua NH-D15

Type

Air

Max RPM

1500 RPM

Max Noise

24.6 dB

Dimensions

(H)165 x (W)150 x (D)150 mm

Pros

Low-noise

Highly effceint

Suitable for top CPUs

Cons

Large size, make sure you have the space

The Noctua NH-D15 stands head and shoulders against a lot of the competition, with this air cooler even giving liquid options a ruin for their money.

The design is a bit hit and miss for some, however, we are a fan of the brown, and it’s the cooling potential that matters most. The size can be quite of putting for a lot of builders, with a bit of extra clearance needed for the two giant heatsinks and accompanying 140mm fans. Noctua does offer an ‘S’ variant for those that really want this model but lack the space.

Overall, if you can fit this in your PC, it’s a beast. The max noise sits near 24.6dB and with a max RPM of 1500, you’ve got a powerful cooling solution here.

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Premium Pick
Corsair iCUE H150i Elite Capellix Liquid CPU Cooler

Corsair iCUE H150i Elite Capellix Liquid CPU Cooler

Item Dimensions LxWxH

15.63 x 4.71 x 4.71 inches

Brand

Corsair

Cooling Method

Water

Noise Level

36 dB

Pros

Excellent cooling performance

Visually superb

RGB heaven

Cons

Expensive

When the Corsair H150i iCUE Elite Capellix first arrived on the scene, it was high on a lot of PC builders’ lists. Corsair managed to keep cooling as efficient as ever but updated the aesthetics in a glorious fashion.

The cooling potential of the H150i matches the competition and there are other similar variants to cater for a variety of case sizes too. This 360mm option is perfect for the new i9-12900K, and the RGB makes any system look magnificent.

Speaking of aesthetics, there are few coolers that do it as well as the Capellix. From the pump to the fans, it looks great and the fact it can provide all the cooling a high TDP CPU needs is a welcome bonus.

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12700K Pick
be quiet Dark Rock Pro 4

be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4

Socket

Multi-socket Intel: LGA 1150 / 1151 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366 / 2011(-3) square ILM / 2066. AMD: AM2(+) / AM3(+) / AM4 / FM1 / FM2(+)

Fan compatibility

120 mm

Measurements without mount (L x w x H)

5.7 x 5.35 x 6.40 inch

Fans

2

Pros

Extremely silent with a maximum of 24.3dB

Easy to install

Effective cooler

Cons

Quite large, make sure you have the room

The Dark Rock Pro 4 by be quiet! is a popular option in the PC realm, thanks to its highly efficient cooling performance and near-silent operation. you could opt for any cooler on this list to take care of the i7-12700K but we have always been a fan of the Dark Rock Pro 4, thanks to its efficiency, noise output, and ease of installation.

Aesthetically this is a rival to the Noctua above, giving you a beefy air cooler in an all-black aesthetic. The size is quite large thanks to the giant heatsinks and fans but the low noise of 24.3 dB maxed is marvelous.

Lastly, the Dark Rock is very easy to install and takes any stresses large cooler installation can have with a well thought out design, it’s great.

 

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Budget Pick
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition

Type

Air

Max RPM

2,000 RPM

Max Noise

26 dBa

Dimensions

(H)120 x (W)77 x (D)158.5 mm

Pros

Excellent price to perfomrance

Relatively quiet

Great value

Cons

Not really suitable for the i9/ i7 SKUS but would be great for the i5-12600K

Despite being a budget cooler, the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition is still a fan favorite. The cooling performance is exceptional for the price and you are still getting relatively quiet operation too.

With four aluminium pipes and aluminium fins, this is highly effective at its job. Considering how affordable this is, a low noise output of 26dB is not to be sniffed at either but you should avoid this if buying one of the top two Intel 12th gen SKUs.

The performance of this cooler may not match the rest in this round-up but it is a solid option for anyone looking to buy an i5-12600K or 12400 and deserves its place among these LGA 1700 coolers.

Final Word

With every manufacturer in the cooling game now providing LGA 1700 brackets, no one has to buy a new cooler when investing in the next generation of hadrware. For everyone else looking to upgrade, the AIO and air coolers in this list are the best in their class and will efficiently cool your new Alder Lake CPU with ease.

Don’t forget, if you have one of the compatible coolers listed above, you can contact the manufacturer and possibly get an LGA 1700 bracket sent out for free, if not, they are relatively cheap.

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