Arctic, the cooling company formerly known as Arctic Cooling, is making LGA 1700 mounting brackets for certain existing coolers, and will offer them free of charge to consumers who can prove their purchase. If not, there will be a 5,99€ (around $7.05) service fee.
It’s not mentioned if the service fee covers the cost of shipping. For those who want to claim a free kit, however, Arctic requires uploading proof of purchase for a qualifying cooler, and also for either an Alder Lake CPU or a compatible motherboard (presumably a Z690 model initially).
“Starting in mid-October, Arctic will provide mounting kits for all Freezer 34 models, the entire Liquid Freezer II series, the Freezer 50 as well as Freezer i13 X and Freezer i13 X CO,” Arctic said. “Replacing the mounting parts will enable our customers to use their Arctic coolers with the new Intel processors. In the future, most of the current CPU coolers will be delivered with the mounting set for the Intel 1700 socket.”