I recently got a good deal on a Ryzen 7 1700X together with an MSI X370 motherboard. It was cheaper than I could find a 1700 for, so I pulled the trigger. As you may know, these don't come with a cooler. Now, the cooler I want to use long term on it, a Thermalright Macho, needs an AM4 mounting kit which I will be ordering from Thermalright's European distributor in Germany.
In the meantime, I was wondering if any coolers I own which used the AM2/3/FM2 standard "clip" mounting will work on it. I have, off the top of my head, a Coolermaster TX2 (may be missing some parts on this one though), an Arctic Freezer 7 Pro V2, an Arctic Alpine 64 and a Scythe Shuriken which I think all used the clip mechanism on AMD sockets.
The motherboard is fitted with two fibreglass bars running down the side of the CPU socket with notches for a cooler to clip on to, with instructions to remove these two pieces if you want to fit a screw on cooler - like the Wraith Spire or Stealth. Probably the same on all AM4 motherboards? I don't know. Anyway they look at first glance exactly the same as the retention system I remember on older AMD sockets.
Any thoughts on what will work?