I am looking for an Air cooler for the 1700x around the 50US range or less. My main concerns are for it to clear the G.SKILL Ripjaws V ram and also come with the AM4 bracket included in the box. I was looking at the Cryorig H7 but the AM4 bracket does not come included and it also seems like quite a bit of air coolers don’t come with the bracket. I am not sure why this is as the Ryzen has been out for a year or more by now?
I have looked at premium coolers like the Noctua NH-D15 SE-AM4 and Dark Rock Pro 4 but they are expensive and I am not really too keen on over-clocking. They also seem to have ram clearance issues?
A lot of makers will ship you an am4 bracket for free, I’d look into that. As far as coolers go any h7/ 212 type cooler should get the job done heck I’m using the stock one that came with my 1700 (because I’m lazy)
Actually I have just found out that a cooler I have, the DC Gammax 300 can work on the AM4 socket. It mounts to the stock AM3 retention brackets which are the same for AM4. I will just try this cooler instead and see how it goes. If it blocks a ram slot, I will use it for now until I plan to fully populate the ram slots. $0dlrs