I currently have a kraken X52 and have just purchased a 12900k and a z690 mobo. I requested the bracket from nzxt but considering my cooler is older it’s a LGA 1151 socket size. Will the bracket from nzxt work with this cooler for my Z690 motherboard or do I need to get a new one? Furthermore, as I have gone back and forth, will the kraken X52 be capable to keep the 12900k cool? I only have 280mm clearance in the front of my case to put a cooler.
Yeah it’s not ideal airflow. This was my first pc build that I am beginning to slowly upgrade. Processor needed to be done first which comes with mobo. Everything else I will slowly begin to upgrade. Maybe a bigger case with better airflow and some bigger fans would be a good next step. Thanks for your help!