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Corsair H80 - will it be compatible with Ivy Bridge?

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December 7, 2011 5:49:50 PM

My zalman 8700 is letting my CPU get into the upper 70s during prime95, so i want to get something better for my Q9550. I'm looking at the H80 to replace it, but since I plan on building a new rig next year when ivy bridge is out, i want to make sure that I'll be able to use the H80 with it as well.

I know that the H80 will be technically capable of cooling the Ivy Bridge CPUs because they will be even lower wattage, but what i'm wondering about is whether or not I will be able to physically mount the cooling block on it with the parts that it comes with if i order one today. It says its compatible with my my lga775 of course as well as other sockets, and lga2011, is this what ivy bridge will be using? i searched and found somewhere that says that it will be backwards compatible with this socket, but i dont want to have to get a certain motherboard without all the new features when i build my ivy bridge rig just because i want to be able to keep my $100 cooler.
a c 324 K Overclocking
December 7, 2011 5:55:34 PM

If they don't use the same mounting layout, they will very likely release a bracket for mounting compatibility.
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December 7, 2011 6:25:12 PM

rubix_1011 said:
If they don't use the same mounting layout, they will very likely release a bracket for mounting compatibility.


yeah thats what i was thinking, i was just hoping someone had heard about it by now
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a c 324 K Overclocking
December 7, 2011 6:28:01 PM

I don't follow Corsair LCS coolers- you could always email them and see if this is the case? I would think they would make an adapter- they would have to at some point since they will certainly be supporting that socket...I guess it depends if they will support that socket with that actual cooler.
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a b K Overclocking
December 8, 2011 11:35:15 PM

I'm sure it will be available...
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a b K Overclocking
December 11, 2011 11:49:34 AM

Ivy Bridge is supposed to be Socket LGA 1155, so it'll work with the Corsair since that conforms to the 1155/1156 mounting standards.
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a c 183 K Overclocking
December 11, 2011 4:25:58 PM

^+1 yep same socket H2 uses 75mm screw distance 1155/1156.
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a c 324 K Overclocking
December 11, 2011 6:26:16 PM

Nice work fellas. I need to catch up on newer hardware- I can almost taste a rebuild coming.
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December 15, 2011 11:01:15 PM

Best answer selected by steiner666.
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December 15, 2011 11:02:32 PM

boiler1990 said:
Ivy Bridge is supposed to be Socket LGA 1155, so it'll work with the Corsair since that conforms to the 1155/1156 mounting standards.


Oh really? thats awesome! Thanks for the info. Must say, i'm impressed you knew this when even corsair wasnt able to give me an answer when i emailed them about it (they said something along the lines of "we havent got any definite confirmation from intel..")
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