Wondering about upgrading your cooler mounts for Ryzen?

Subject: General Tech, Motherboards, Cases and Cooling | March 2, 2017 - 02:05 PM |
Tagged: AM4, ryzen, nzxt, fractal design, scythe

We have some good news from several companies about compatibility with that AM4 board you are hoping to set up.  NXZT have announced a program in which you can request a free AM4 mounting kit for your Kraken X62, X52, X42, X61, X41 or Kraken X31.  Just follow this link to apply for one, they will ship world wide starting on the 15th of March.  You will need to provide proof of purchase of both your AM4 motherboard and Kraken cooler.

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Fractal Design have a similar offer for owners of of their Kelvin series of coolers.  You can email their Support team for a bracket for your Kelvin T12, S24 or S36, make sure to attach proof of purchase of either a Ryzen processor or AM4 board.

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Scythe is doing things a litle differently.  If you reside in Europe, they are offering free mounting kits to owners of their Mugen 5 cooler, simply reach out them via this link, again attaching a receipt for the cooler and either a Ryzen CPU or AM4 motherboard.  Owners of a Katana 3 or 4, Kabuto 3, Shuriken Rev. B, Tatsumi “A”, Byakko, or Iori cooler need not even go through that process, your coolers mount is already compatible.  For owners of other coolers you can reach out to Scythe via the previous link to order a bracket for  3,99€, to ship out sometime in May or later.  We will let you know when we hear from the NA branch.

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"Coinciding with the new AMD Zen-based Ryzen CPUs, and the new AM4 socket, NZXT will be providing a free retention bracket for all current Kraken users. NZXT believes in providing high-quality components to our customers, in addition to exceptional customer service no matter where they reside and we will continue that support alongside the launch of Ryzen."

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March 2, 2017 | 04:29 PM - Posted by Qrash

For owners of Noctua CPU coolers here is a link to their AMD AM4 Compatibility page:


Different groups of coolers need one of two mounting kits, the NM-AM4 upgrade-kit or the NM-AM4-UxS upgrade-kit. According to the Noctua page not all coolers are eligible to receive an AM4 mounting kit for free, so check the page to see the details for your cooler.

March 2, 2017 | 04:59 PM - Posted by StephanS

I think I'm in the clear as the corsair H100 came with an AM3 clipping mechanism. (the am3 clip is supposed to be compatible with am4 ?)

March 5, 2017 | 12:08 AM - Posted by Lenny (not verified)

You can find the Corsair AM4 compatibility info here:

Seems like the H100i and any of the Corsair coolers which clip-on should work on AM4 motherboards. For the other listed coolers you need an AM4 mounting bracket which Corsair is offering free of charge for a limited time. I already ordered one for my H105.

March 2, 2017 | 10:21 PM - Posted by Eric (not verified)

Here's the link for the free AM4 update for Thermalright coolers:

I just bought a new True Spirit 140 Power, which has to be one of the all-time best coolers ever made. I sent a copy of the receipt to Thermalright, and they emailed back the very next day that the kit is on the way.

March 3, 2017 | 01:40 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Cheers!  I still haven't received any PR from them yet so thanks for providing that.

March 3, 2017 | 03:07 PM - Posted by DforceM (not verified)

I just purchased a MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard to put into a Deepcool Genome II case. The case comes with a water cooler and the motherboard is an AM4 board. I will be placing the Ryzen 1700x cpu on it. My question is will I need any other hardware ( ie. backplate or mounting hardware ) to attach the deepcool water cooler to the motherboard/cpu ?

September 8, 2017 | 07:37 AM - Posted by Termalright Bullsheet (not verified)

Thermalright do not give free Ryzen kits unless your cooler is a new model. They point-blank refuse to upgrade compatible coolers that are older models.

Thermalright are a bunch of liars. Email them with proof of purchase of an older model cooler and they will refuse to send you an upgrade kit.

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