be quiet! & ARCTIC Launch Z690-Suitable Alder Lake CPU Cooler Checklist, Giant Portion of ASUS’s Boards Incompatible

Written by Jeff Lampkin

Following Noctua, be quiet! and ARCTIC have additionally launched their very own compatibility listing for Z690 motherboards with their Alder Lake CPU cooler lineup. It seems to be just like the cooler producers are nonetheless evaluating the Z690 board lineup however ASUS motherboards as soon as once more present incompatibility with a big array of cooling options.

be quiet! & ARCTIC Alder Lake CPU Cooler Compatibility Checklist For Z690 Boards Launched, Most ASUS Motherboards Incompatible

be quiet! introduced its Intel Alder Lake LGA 1700 mounting equipment just a few days in the past and likewise launched the total listing of coolers that will probably be getting help for the next-generation CPU lineup. The next coolers are appropriate with the mounting equipment for the brand new Intel Socket LGA-1700:

MSI Motherboards With ‘Legacy Sport Compatibility Mode’ Will Let You Run All Video games on Intel Alder Lake With out DRM Points

  • Darkish Rock Professional 4
  • Darkish Rock 4
  • Darkish Rock Slim
  • Darkish Rock TF 2
  • Shadow Rock 3
  • Shadow Rock Slim 2
  • Shadow Rock LP
  • Pure Rock 2
  • Pure Rock
  • Silent Loop 2 (not out there within the USA)
  • Pure Loop

The producer additionally launched a motherboard check tool that allows you to know in case your 600-series board will probably be appropriate with the be quiet! LGA 1700 cooling lineup. Whereas be quiet! will supply the mounting equipment freed from cost, these that do not have proof of buy within the type of an bill should purchase the equipment individually for five,46€ / 6,38 USD.

As you’ll be able to see within the full listing beneath, a number of ASUS Z690 motherboards are both mechanically restricted with be quiet! CPU coolers. There are additionally many motherboards the place the cooler may intervene with the reminiscence in order that also needs to be thought-about when buying a be quiet! and ASUS Z690 motherboard combo should you plan on constructing an Alder Lake PC.

ARCTIC Cooling additionally introduced a listing of incompatible motherboards with its Liquid Freezer II lineup although the producer has a treatment in place. The PCB cowl for the water pump that interferes with the VRM heatsink on the listed motherboards could be simply eliminated and removing of the quilt does not have an effect on the performance or security of the AIO.

It is a good a part of ARCTIC to have this design on its AIO cooling lineup because the Liquid Freezer II lineup is thought to be probably the greatest cooling options out there proper now and it will be a bummer should you weren’t in a position to slot it in your new Alder Lake PC.

About the author

Jeff Lampkin

Jeff Lampkin was the first writer to have joined He has since then inculcated very effective writing and reviewing culture at GamePolar which rivals have found impossible to imitate. His approach has been to work on the basics while the whole world was focusing on the superstructures.