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Corsair will sell LGA 1700 mounting upgrade kits ahead of Alder Lake launch

This week, Corsair is announcing its own support for the upcoming Intel LGA 1700 socket, which will launch in a couple of weeks alongside Intel Alder Lake processors. While other cooler manufacturers are offering free mounting upgrade kits to customers, Corsair users will have to pay a small fee to make their cooler ‘Alder Lake ready’. 

Today, Corsair announced the Intel LGA 1700 Retrofit Kit, which is compatible with the Elite Capellix, RGB Pro XT and H100x AIO coolers, as well as a few others. The Retrofit Kit contains everything you’ll need to mount your cooler on the new socket, but if you’ve misplaced the mounting hardware that came with your cooler, you can also pick up a complete mounting kit.

In the table below you will find a full list of Corsair’s compatible coolers:

CW-9060055-WW iCUE H170i ELITE CAPELLIX Liquid CPU Cooler
CW-9060051-WW iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX Liquid CPU Cooler — White
CW-9060048-WW iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX Liquid CPU Cooler
CW-9060047-WW iCUE H115i ELITE CAPELLIX Liquid CPU Cooler
CW-9060050-WW iCUE H100i ELITE CAPELLIX Liquid CPU Cooler — White
CW-9060046-WW iCUE H100i ELITE CAPELLIX Liquid CPU Cooler
CW-9060045-WW iCUE H150i RGB PRO XT Liquid CPU Cooler
CW-9060044-WW iCUE H115i RGB PRO XT Liquid CPU Cooler
CW-9060043-WW iCUE H100i RGB PRO XT Liquid CPU Cooler
CW-9060049-WW iCUE H60i RGB PRO XT Liquid CPU Cooler
CW-9060038-WW Hydro Series™ H115i RGB PLATINUM 280mm Liquid CPU Cooler
CW-9060039-WW Hydro Series™ H100i RGB PLATINUM 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler
CW-9060041-WW Hydro Series™ H100i RGB PLATINUM SE 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler
CW-9060042-WW Hydro Series™ H100i RGB PLATINUM SE 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler
CW-9060040-WW Hydro Series H100x High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
CW-9060036-WW Hydro Series™ H60 (2018) 120mm Liquid CPU Cooler

While a lot of other cooler manufacturers are offering free LGA 1700 upgrade kits for their coolers, Corsair is selling its kit instead. The Corsair LGA 1700 Retrofit kit will be available for £1.99, with free shipping inside of Europe and the United States, while full mounting kits will cost $14.99.

Moving forward, all future Corsair CPU coolers will ship with LGA 1700 mounting hardware in the box.

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