Tuesday, October 26th 2021

EK To Offer Free LGA1700 Upgrade Kits for EK-Quantum Velocity Water Blocks

After the recent release of our EK-Quantum Velocity² water blocks that are specifically engineered for the new LGA 1700 CPU socket and Intel Alder Lake processors, we are also happy to announce that the original Velocity water block is also able to support this new platform. The cold plate is large enough to accommodate the larger CPU IHS found on LGA 1700 CPUs and the only required part is the LGA 1700 compatible backplate.

The backplate is available in the EK webshop, free of charge, and it will also be available free of charge at major partnering retailers for the end customers. The EK-Quantum Velocity Backplate - LGA1700 is limited to one piece per order, but if any customer requires this upgrade kit for multiple PCs, please reach out directly to our customer support team.
The mounting hole pattern on LGA 1700 socket-based motherboards is 78 x 78 mm, but some motherboards are equipped with dual mounting holes, supporting also a 75 x 75 mm pattern, meaning that all LGA 115x and LGA 1200 cooling solutions are compatible.

The compatibility list for the EK-Quantum Velocity Backplate - LGA1700 goes as:
  • EK-Quantum Velocity - Copper + Plexi
  • EK-Quantum Velocity - Nickel + Plexi
  • EK-Quantum Velocity - Nickel + Acetal
  • EK-Quantum Velocity D-RGB - Nickel + Plexi
  • EK-Quantum Velocity D-RGB - Nickel + Acetal
  • EK-Quantum Velocity D-RGB - Nickel + Frosted Plexi
  • EK-Quantum Velocity D-RGB - Full Nickel
  • EK-Quantum Velocity Strike D-RGB - Black Nickel + Black
  • EK-Quantum Velocity Strike D-RGB - Matte Black + Silver
  • EK-Quantum Velocity Honor D-RGB - Black Nickel + Stars & Stripes
  • EK-Quantum Velocity Honor D-RGB - AMD Black Nickel + Stars & Stripes
  • EK-Classic CPU Water Block 115x/20xx D-RGB
The free LGA 1700 backplate is a limited period offer and will expire on May the 1st, 2022. after which the backplate will be sold as a regular water block spare part at a symbolic retail price. The free LGA 1700 backplates can also be ordered at reseller partners.
Source: EK
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5 Comments on EK To Offer Free LGA1700 Upgrade Kits for EK-Quantum Velocity Water Blocks

#1
ThaiTaffy
Forget where I read it but some reviews and saying that using old cooling solutions won't have the mounting pressure correct even with adapter kits, though if anyone is going to get it right, it will be Noctua
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#2
phanbuey
I mean it's a water block on an LGA socket - this will be my mounting adapter for my ek water block:



I've even seen zip ties work - it's an lga socket -- the pressure to get the CPU to work is done by the retention mechanism, not by the cooler -- the only time you would to use the cooler pressure hold the cpu in is if you're running delidded, direct die without a bracket.

As long as you're holding the block to the chip, centered, with some amount of pressure it will work great.
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#3
Steamroller
phanbueyI mean it's a water block on an LGA socket - this will be my mounting adapter for my ek water block:



I've even seen zip ties work - it's an lga socket -- the pressure to get the CPU to work is done by the retention mechanism, not by the cooler -- the only time you would to use the cooler pressure hold the cpu in is if you're running delidded, direct die without a bracket.

As long as you're holding the block to the chip, centered, with some amount of pressure it will work great.
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#4
ThrashZone
Hi,
Yep emailed optimus about compatibility issues for foundation and sigV2 blocks on socket 1700
They said the water blocks are good to go no adapter needed :cool:
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#5
Steamroller
ThrashZoneHi,
Yep emailed optimus about compatibility issues for foundation and sigV2 blocks on socket 1700
They said the water blocks are good to go no adapter needed :cool:
So you will just drill new holes in the mobo to make the old plastic backplate fit LGA 1700 holes?
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