LGA 1700 is a new socket for Intel 12th generation Alder Lake CPUs that include Intel Core i9 12900K, Core i7 12700K, Core i5 12600K, Core i3-12100, and so on. The motherboards that support LGA 1700 Socket include Intel Z690, B660, H670, and H610 Chipset motherboards. The LGA 1700 Socket is 7.5mm longer than the LGA 1200 socket and also has 500 more pins.Below you can see the size different between LGA 1700 and LGA 1200 Sockets.
The relatively bigger dimensions of the LGA 1700 Socket resulted in a lot of compatibility issues with the majority of the CPU Coolers that include both Air and AIO Liquid CPU Coolers. Some of the popular CPU Coolers can work with LGA 1700 Socket via LGA 1700 mounting kit released by the CPU Cooler manufacturer while others are mechanically incompatible with the LGA 1700 Socket. For some CPU Coolers, you have to buy the LGA 1700 mounting kit separately while some manufacturers may include the LGA 1700 mounting kit with the newest lot of the CPU Coolers. It has also been seen that some CPU Coolers may face performance and fitting issues even when the LGA 1700 mounting kit comes along with the cooler. Choosing the right CPU Cooler for LGA 1700 Socket processors can be a very confusing task because you don’t want to face compatibility issues and also don’t want to compromise on cooling performance. So, to help you select the best CPU Cooler for your Intel 12th generation processor, here I am going to list the best CPU Coolers (both Air & AIO) that support LGA 1700 Socket out of the box and does not throw any kind of compatibility issues. Moreover, these CPU Coolers deliver very good performance in cooling your Intel 12th generation processor.
Best Air Coolers for LGA 1700 Socket
Below are some of the best CPU Air Coolers for Intel 12th generation processors with LGA 1700 Socket.
[Great Performance for the Price, Quiet, Good RAM & Case Compatibility]
Scythe Fuma 2 Rev.B is one of the best CPU Air Coolers you can buy for Intel 12th generation processors. The CPU Cooler is very much affordable, delivers great performance, runs quiet, and also offers good RAM compatibility and PC Case clearance. Scythe Fuma 2 Rev.B is a revision or upgrade over the Scythe Fuma 2 CPU Cooler which already is an excellent CPU Cooler and is praised by many tech reviewers and websites. The major improvement in the new Scythe Fuma 2 Revision B CPU Cooler is that it supports LGA 1700 Socket out of the box and comes with slimmer and higher speed fans. Scythe Fuma 2 Rev.B is a dual tower CPU Cooler that comes with a big aluminum fin heatsink and six 6mm copper heatpipes. The heatsink is cooled by two fans where one is Scythe Kaze Flex 120 II Slim fan with 15mm thickness and the other one is Scythe Kaze Flex 120 II fan having 25mm thickness. Both are PWM fans and have a maximum speed of 1500 RPM. The slim fan is located on the side whereas the thicker one is placed in between the two heatsinks. These two fans spin in opposite directions to create high static pressure and more stable airflow to maximize cooling performance. The fans are on the quiet side but a little louder in comparison with fans in the older Scythe Fuma 2 CPU Cooler.
The cooling performance of Scythe Fuma 2 Rev.B CPU Cooler is in the league of Noctua NH-D15 and NH-U12A which are more expensive CPU Coolers. Scythe Fuma 2 Rev.B can provide cooling similar to a good 240mm or even 280mm AIO from a reputable brand. The Cooler can easily handle a high-end Intel 12th generation processor like Intel Core i7-12700K at full load without causing any thermal throttling.
The CPU Cooler is only 154.5mm in height which makes it compatible with most of the tower cases in the market. Moreover, its asymmetrical design and slimmer outer fans allow very good RAM compatibility and you can easily install up to 55mm memory without any hindrance. When it comes to installation then Hyper Precision Mounting System IV (H.P.M.S. IV) allows for easy and quick installation. Overall, a great value high-performance CPU Cooler for Intel 12th generation Alder Lake CPUs. Highly Recommended!
Note: The exact Model number of Scythe Fuma 2 Rev.B CPU Cooler is SCFM-2100
|Scythe Fuma 2 Rev.B CPU Cooler Specifications|
|CPU Socket Support||Intel LGA 1700/ 1200/ 115X / 2066 Square ILM / 2011(V3) Square ILM and AMD AM4 / AM3(+) / FM2 / FM1|
|Heat Pipes||6 x 6mm|
|No. of Fans||2|
|Fan Size||120mm x 1 (15mm), 120mm x 1 (25mm)|
|Fan Speed||300 – 1500 RPM (for both fans)|
|Fan Bearing Type||Fluid Dynamic Bearing|
|Fan Airflow||39.44 CFM (15mm), 67.52 CFM (25mm)|
|Fan Static Pressure||0.96 mmH2O (15mm), 1.5 mmH2O (25mm)|
|Fan Noise||23.80 dBA (15mm), 28.60 dBA (25mm)|
[Great Performance for an Air Cooler, 100% RAM Compatibility, Silent]
Noctua NH-U12A chromax.black is the black version of the award-winning Noctua NH-U12A CPU Cooler which is a premium high-performance CPU Air Cooler. Besides all-black color, the CPU Cooler supports LGA 1700 Socket out of the box and you don’t have to worry about compatibility and clearance issues. Noctua NH-U12A chromax.black is a standard dual fan tower CPU Cooler that offers 100% RAM compatibility on LGA1700, LGA1200, and AM4 Sockets. The CPU Cooler is well built and it comes with a heatsink with an aluminum heatsink and seven copper heatpipes. The copper heatpipes are soldered to the heatsink for better heat transfer and thus increase thermal performance. The heatsink is cooled by dual Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM chromax.black fans that are arranged in a push-pull configuration for better and optimal airflow. The fans are very quiet and have a greater lifespan.
The cooling performance of Noctua NH-U12A chromax.black can be compared to that of good dual-tower CPU Coolers like Noctua NH-D15S, be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 etc. and it can even outperform some of the mainstream 240mm and 280mm AIOs. The design of the Cooler is simple and the SecuFirm2 mounting kit makes the installation very simple and fast. The height of the CPU Cooler is 158mm and can fit in most mid-tower and higher form factor computer cases. The CPU Cooler is suitable for flagship and high-end Intel 12th generation processors that include Intel Core i9 12900K, Core i7 12700K, etc. The only little thing that is against this CPU Cooler is that it is a little bit expensive compared to other CPU Air Coolers including the bigger dual-tower ones. If price is not a matter of concern then you should get this CPU Cooler for your Intel 12th generation CPU if you want a good performance, silent operation, and good clearance for your fancy memory modules with bigger heatsinks. Recommended!
|Noctua NH-U12A chromax.black CPU Cooler Specifications|
|CPU Socket Support||Intel LGA1700, LGA1200, LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA2011, LGA2066 & AMD AM4, AM5|
|No. of Fans||2 (Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM chromax.black)|
|Fan Speed||450 – 2000 RPM|
|Fan Bearing Type||SSO2|
|Fan Airflow||60 CFM|
|Fan Static Pressure||2.34 mm H₂O|
|Fan Noise||22.6 dBA|
[Compact, Quiet, Good Performance for the Size, Budget Pricing]
A budget CPU Cooler suitable for use in small form factor PC Cases. Thermaltake TOUGHAIR 110 CPU Cooler features a C-Type top-flow design where the fan sits on the top of the heatsink and blows air directly onto it. This top-flow design also helps in cooling other components on the motherboard while cooling the CPU. The heatsink has got four 6mm heatpipes and is cooled by a 120mm fan. The fan is on the quieter side and delivers good static pressure for forcing air into the fins.
The CPU Cooler supports LGA 1700 Socket CPUs out of the box and is rated for 140W TDP cooling performance. The Cooler is suitable for the mainstream to mid-level Intel 12th generation CPUs that include Core i5 and Core i3 models like Core i5 12600K, Core i3 12100F, etc. Overall, a good compact CPU Cooler for the budget to mid-level Intel 12th generation processors.
|Thermaltake TOUGHAIR 110 CPU Cooler Specifications|
|CPU Socket Support||Intel LGA 1700/1200/1156/1155/1151/1150 and AMD AM4/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2/FM2/FM1|
|Heat Pipes||4 x 6mm|
|No. of Fans||1|
|Fan Speed||500 – 2000 RPM|
|Fan Bearing Type||Hydraulic|
|Fan Airflow||58.35 CFM|
|Fan Static Pressure||2.41 mm-H2O|
|Fan Noise||23.6 dBA|
Other good CPU Air Coolers with native LGA 1700 Support
Best AIO CPU Coolers for LGA 1700 Socket
Below are some of the best AIO CPU Coolers for Intel 12th generation processors with LGA 1700 Socket.
[Budget Pricing, Stylish Design & Looks]
MSI MAG CORELIQUID P240 is a budget 240mm AIO CPU Cooler that supports LGA 1700 Socket out of the box. It is a stylish-looking AIO and features a fancy-looking water block that is split into four pieces of unique diamond-cut areas, with three constructed in piano black and the last one featuring the MSI logo. The AIO pump uses a three-phase motor that adds reliability and also makes it very quiet and has a noise level rating of 18 dBA only. The two 120mm fans for the Radiator block are decent and generate a good amount of static pressure. The tubes are braided which adds protection against accidental cuts from sharp objects or surfaces. The installation is also quite straightforward. The AIO is quite suitable for mid to high-end Intel 12th generation processors that include 12th generation Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs. You can make this AIO quieter and may slightly increase its performance by using good high static pressure fans from reputed brands like Noctua, Arctic, etc. My recommendation for fans would be Arctic P12 PWM PST and Noctua NF-P12 redux-1700 PWM fan.
|MSI MAG CORELIQUID P240 Liquid Cooler Specifications|
|CPU Socket Support||Intel LGA 1150/1151/1155/1156/1200/1700/1366/2011/2011-3/2066 and AMD AM4/FM2+/FM2/FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2|
|Fan Size||120mm x 2|
|Fan Speed||500 – 2000 RPM|
|Fan Airflow||78.73 CFM|
|Fan Static Pressure||2.39 mm-H2O|
|Fan Noise Level||14.3 – 34.3 dBA|
[Good Looks, Very Good Performance, Good Build Quality, ARGB Lighting]
For those who are looking for an RGB 240mm AIO for LGA 1700 Socket then ASUS TUF Gaming LC 240 ARGB AIO Liquid CPU Cooler is a great option. The TUF series products from Asus are known for their reliability, sturdiness, longer lifespan and ASUS TUF Gaming LC 240 ARGB AIO is no exception to this case. The AIO comes with Addressable RGB Lighting that can be seen on the dual 120mm fans and the TUF logo present on the water pump housing or block. The RGB lighting includes Asus Aura Sync support and you need a 3-pin ARGB header on the motherboard for RGB lighting to work.
The dual 120mm fans deliver high static pressure of 3.0 mmH2O which helps in faster cooling of the Radiator. The fans are decently quiet but not super quiet. The performance of this AIO is very good and is in the league of NZXT Kraken X62, Corsair H115i Pro, and Corsair H150i Pro. The Cooler is very well suitable for mid-range to high-end 12th generation Intel Processors that include Alder Lake Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs. The 380mm tubes are sleeved and the mounting system is also quite user-friendly and easy to install. Overall, a good-looking 240mm AIO with good build quality and performance. Highly Recommended!
|ASUS TUF Gaming LC 240 ARGB AIO CPU Cooler Specifications|
|CPU Socket Support||Intel LGA 1700, 1200, 115x, LGA 1150, 1151, 1152, 1155, 1156, 1200, 1366 and AMD AM4|
|Fan Size||120mm x 2|
|Fan Speed||800 – 2000 RPM|
|Fan Airflow||67 CFM|
|Fan Static Pressure||3.0 mm H2O|
|Fan Noise Level||29 dBA|
[Great Value, Very Silent, Very Good Performance, ARGB Lighting]
If you are looking for a 360mm AIO for your high-end Intel 12th generation processor then Arctic Liquid Freezer II 360 A-RGB CPU Cooler is unarguably the best option available. The AIO is very silent, delivers great cooling performance, and is also very affordable. It also comes with RGB lighting and has got ARGB LED fans. This 360mm AIO comes with a 380mm thick radiator which means a larger amount of water can be used in the circuit, and the cooling surface can be significantly increased for better heat dissipation. The AIO water pump unit features a unique design and is very efficient and silent in operation. The 120mm ARCTIC P12 PWM A-RGB fans come with Fluid Dynamic Bearing and are very silent in operation without comprising on performance. For controlling and customizing RGB lighting, a 5V 3-pin header is needed on the motherboard or you can use an external ARGB controller. The tubes of the AIO are sleeved and braided for extra protection. The AIO is very well suitable for Intel 12th generation Core i7 or even Core i9 processors. The new lot or revision of this AIO comes with LGA 1700 bracket and the mounting process is also on the easier side. Overall, a great value 360mm AIO for high-performance LGA 1700 CPUs. Highly Recommended!
Note: In a rare case if the LGA1700 mounting kit is not included with the Arctic Liquid Freezer II 360 A-RGB Cooler then you can buy it separately from this link.
|Arctic Liquid Freezer II 360 A-RGB CPU Cooler Specifications|
|CPU Socket Support||Intel 1700, 1200, 115X, 2011-3*, 2066* *Square ILM and AMD AM4|
|Fan Size||120mm x 3|
|Fan Speed||200 – 1800 RPM|
|Fan Airflow||48.8 CFM|
|Fan Static Pressure||1.85 mm H2O|
|Fan Noise Level||22.5 dBA|
Other AIO Coolers with LGA 1700 Bracket Included
- ASUS ROG Strix LC II 240 ARGB AIO Liquid CPU Cooler
- Lian Li GA-360B Galahad AIO 360 RGB CPU Liquid Cooler
- ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 360 AIO CPU Liquid Cooler
If you have any doubts or queries regarding CPU Coolers for LGA 1700 Socket then please let me know in the comment section below.
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