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 like Performance PCs, Titan Rig and Caseking to reduce shipping costs for the end customer.

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

Availability and Pricing
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 stock of free LGA 1700 backplates that can be ordered at reseller partners is also limited.

EK-Quantum Velocity Backplate – LGA1700 is available free of charge through the EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network.