You can now take your Corsair CPU cooler with you to Intel Alder Lake

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Corsair is ready for Intel’s Alder Lake CPUs with a new retrofit kit, a way to convert its range of liquid coolers to Alder Lake’s new LGA 1700 socket and mount.

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Kit will cost you $2.99/€2.99/£1.99 Corsair’s website, with free delivery anywhere in the US or Europe. This is in contrast to the free kit that Noctua is releasing for its air coolers, but it’s largely at least cheaper than buying a new cooler.

The new standoffs (and the kits seem to be the only new standoffs) adapt the 115x/1200 bracket, which has been compatible with most Intel Core CPUs from the past few years, for use with the LGA 1700 socket. This new socket is notably different from Intel’s current design, with a longer, rectangular footprint.

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Check your cooler against this list to make sure it will work with the new retrofit kit:

  • iCUE H170i ELITE CAPELLIX Liquid CPU Cooler
  • iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX Liquid CPU Cooler
  • iCUE H115i ELITE CAPELLIX Liquid CPU Cooler
  • iCUE H100i ELITE CAPELLIX Liquid CPU Cooler
  • iCUE H150i RGB PRO XT Liquid CPU Cooler
  • iCUE H115i RGB PRO XT Liquid CPU Cooler
  • iCUE H100i RGB PRO XT Liquid CPU Cooler
  • iCUE H60i RGB PRO XT Liquid CPU Cooler
  • Hydro Series H115i RGB Platinum 280mm Liquid CPU Cooler
  • Hydro Series H100i RGB Platinum 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler
  • Hydro Series H100i RGB Platinum SE 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler
  • Hydro Series H100i RGB Platinum SE 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler
  • Hydro Series H100x High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
  • Hydro Series H60 (2018) 120mm Liquid CPU Cooler
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What we don’t know yet are the exact TDP specifications for Intel’s Elder Lake CPUs, so you’ll still want to wait and see what your cooler should be capable of before heading out to buy.

If you have no intention of reusing an old cooler, Corsair has confirmed that new coolers with out-of-the-box compatibility for Alder Lake will be arriving later this year. That should keep them roughly in line with the expected release window for Intel Elder Lake, which is expected to be around the end of November.

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