Intel Confirms Plan to Bundle LGA2011 Chips with Own-Brand Liquid Coolers.

The watercooling is necessary because the SB-E is obviously getting waay too hot for their stock air cooling solution. However, a 3rd party high-end air cooler should do okay.

Intel Corp. recently confirmed intentions to bundle liquid cooling systems into boxes with its next-generation Core i7-3000-series central processing units (CPUs) code-named Sandy Bridge-E. The firm also decided that it would sell the coolers separately so that to address other platforms. The actual devices will be made by Asetek and sold under Intel brand.

The bundled liquid-based thermal solution – to be offered with boxed microprocessors and sold separately - will be the first time for Intel to officially support enthusiast-class coolers and will also create an additional selling point of Intel’s next-generation Sandy Bridge E-series (SNB-E) microprocessors in LGA2011 form-factor. Besides, bundling liquid cooler with a CPU will indisputably increase popularity of such solutions among overclocking community.

Intel-brand sealed liquid coolers will sport Asetek-made waterblock as well as a large 12cm fan. The coolers will also be Intel's first cooling products sold separately from microprocessors. Pricing of the new coolers is unknown.


United States sin0822 says:

Interesting, looks like an Antec Kuhler 920, same as what AMD is using with BD it seems. I am not sure that is what AMD looks to use, but that is what they both look like, same plastic washers, same wiring for the fans. but the shroud on this looks to be made for intel. These coolers aren't bad, but these CPus just get hotter and hotter everyday.

United States Hondacity says:

its going to be a small market for intel, thus a special cooler maybe 50k-100k in quantity.

Canada Trouffman says:

this is the same (i do not know internal design) as the antwc kuhler 920... How will intel vs ANTEC could compete on that with the exact same product ? on the other hand :D good to finally have not only crappy cooler with the CPUs :D - wil CPu be available in box without the cooler for example ?

Christian Ney says:

corsair H70, antec kuhler H2O and this Intel all use the same Asetek based cooler (Asetek 570LC if I am not wrong) ;)

United States SteveRo says:

what does the mounting look like for SB-E? will we all need new coolers? what about our brackets for ss, cascades and pots?

United States sin0822 says:

the mounting is teh same dimensions as LGA1366 i believe, but there are no holes in the board, instead the cooler needs to screw the board downwards. That sounded dirty. Anyways, yea i bet Intel will beat Antec b/c of the Intel name and blue fans! Intel fanboys like me will go crazy, but i already have an Antec Kuhler 920, the software is pretty cool tho, you gotta hand it to antec, its pretty nifty software.

United States Hondacity says:

no fanboys arouond here right christian? lol

South Africa Vivi says:

people will buy the intel cooler over the corsair and antec cooler because the intel cooler will work better with intel CPU's

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