- Jan 24, 2014
Check for availability of adapters from Noctua in your region, you'll be looking for this: NM-i17xx-MP83. More info about their socket 1700 support here, including conditions for ordering one for free. Personally I ended up ordering the adapter kit for my NH-D14 directly from Noctua, since the adapter isn't readily available in my region.i want to keep everything in my rig but i think i'm going to need a new cooler because of mount holes compatibility.
You should also know that Asus has double mounting holes on their budget boards, so the old socket coolers will technically fit, although you'll have to decide whether the slightly lower package height will affect mounting pressure / cooling performance.