im using a nh-d15, but i had to turn it 90 degrees to clear the vrm heatsync. you can only use a single fan as well if you have a gpu installed. im also using a 12700k, no overclock, but it keeps it cool and is quiet. i have kingston beast ram (fairly low profile), you might have problems with a d15 given how tall the trident ram is, but i can measure if you decide to go that route.
i originally had a gigabyte board which was a better match for the d15, but a newegg package deals (in early dec) was the only way i could get ddr5 which is why i ended up with the z690-f.
Thanks for the reply!
I have a noctua in my current setup and had issues like you state with ram clearance. Did your noctua kit come with the LGA 1700 bracket or did you have to buy it separately?
I'm hoping someone that went with AIO liquid can chime in
Yesterday I scored a STRIX z690-F and G.Skill Trident DDR5 memory in the Newegg Shuffle. I'm planning on adding a 12700K to it.
What are you folks doing for cooling with this board? I've read the posts stating interference from the VRM shrouds.
My biggest criteria is lit be quiet. Either air or AIO liquid. Putting it in my CM Cosmos S case, so room in the case is not an issue. Budget is <$300 USD.
I've looked at Corsair iHue, Asus STRIX LC II 360, beQuiet and Noctua.
Anyone have any recommendations based on personal experience?
Thanks for your help.
Beautiful setup. Thx for sharing!
Was it a long wait from Corsair to ship out the standoffs?
For some other manufacturers, I've heard months.
Lots of great information!
You were all a big help in providing me with options.