Hi there. I apologize if this has been answered already. I have spent all day trying to put together a list of parts I need for a PC and am a little burnt out. My build is rather unique and there is not a lot of info or compatible parts out there.
It will be using the Intel W-3175x on an ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme Motherboard.
I have everything figured out except my cooling solution (posted below). At this point I want to avoid a full custom loop. Although I may add that later, I just want to use an AIO. Unfortunately, that chip has an LGA 3647 socket which does not seem to have any compatible AIOs, except one from Asetek, which has been sold out for at least 5 months. I read a few reviews that stated they were using the EK-MLC 360mm Radiator (https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-mlc-pho...or-core-module
Here's what I would like to know.
It is my understanding that the EK Phoenix line is a modular AIO, which means I would not need a reservoir, and the different components are essentially plug and play with the quick connects. If that is inaccurate,
please correct me. At the moment I am only looking to cool the CPU. Can I use this radiator with the EK-Annihilator Pro (https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-annihilator-pro-narrow-ilm
). The Phoenix CPU blocks will not fit that particular socket, and appear to be pictured with hoses and fittings, as well as stating that they are pre-filled.
It looks like to make this work, I could purchase the EK-MLC 360mm Radiator, and if I got some fluid, hoses, and fitting, I could connect that to the CPU block. Or could I connect the fittings from the radiator directly to the CPU block? The pictures I see show both the radiator and CPU block having fittings for the other CPU blocks.
Any advice is welcome. Thanks for your help