Build Advice does anyone know of a compatible CPU waterblock for Asus ROG Strix z490-i build?

Dec 28, 2020
2
0
10
0
I am building a water-cooled PC currently using the ASUS ROG strix z490-i mini-itx motherboard. Just for reference, the CPU is i9 10900KF. I purchased a Thermaltake Pacific MX1 plus CPU waterblock, but when I got the MB and started looking at clearance, I'm not sure that waterblock is going to fit in the tight space - by tight space, I mean right/left/up/down as your looking at the MB. I'm having a difficult time figuring out a CPU waterblock that will fit on this MB. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm having some trouble finding information for watercooling compatibility on this motherboard. thanks in advance for the help!
 
Feb 1, 2021
3
0
10
0
Affirmative.
1200, 1150, 1151, 1155, and 1156... all the same.
As I’m also using these I’d like to add LGA1366, 2061 & 2066. So trying also matches new LGA1200 as well. I do believe even old LGA775 fit. At least my ThermalRight copper cooler I moved from 775 to 1366 & is now on a 2011
 
Feb 1, 2021
3
0
10
0
I am building a water-cooled PC currently using the ASUS ROG strix z490-i mini-itx motherboard. Just for reference, the CPU is i9 10900KF. I purchased a Thermaltake Pacific MX1 plus CPU waterblock, but when I got the MB and started looking at clearance, I'm not sure that waterblock is going to fit in the tight space - by tight space, I mean right/left/up/down as your looking at the MB. I'm having a difficult time figuring out a CPU waterblock that will fit on this MB. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm having some trouble finding information for watercooling compatibility on this motherboard. thanks in advance for the help!
I’m planning a new small form factor (SFF) build on Z490 LGA1200 w/ i9 10850K and I like this MoBo. How is your experience w/ it so far since I don’t see much on here about it? And what water blocks did U go w/? I only ever used EK copper blocks but I loved them. Compact. But I had plenty of clearance in LGA775 & 1366. The new models offer rgb lights so proly looks way cool
[/QUOTE]
 

rubix_1011

Contributing Writer
Moderator
Can confirm that LGA 115x = LGA 1200 in terms of mount spacing.

2066 and 2011v3 should also fit interchangeably. I used the Corsair waterblock from that review which was a 2066 block and fit the 2011v3 i7-5930k just fine.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS