I had to buy the AM4 mounting bracket to go with it, personally I paid £6.50 for it via ebuyer, the AM3 bracket doesn't fit AM4 boards so isn't universal.
shows the bracket you need, it's called; "RR-AM4B-H212-S1"
I get maximum temperatures of 62C I haven't seen it go any higher in AIDA64 stress tests. Nor in video games accompanied by the GTX 1070 running @ 76 C. Really pleased with its performance.
(You would think cooler master would include the AM4 bracket with new purchases but what do I know huh)
correction you can't use the old standoffs**
but you do screw the new ones directly into backplate of motherboard.
RR-AM4B-H212-S1 is what its called. Mine mounted the fans facing vertically, there are supposed brackets that mount it horizontally (like on the am3 systems)
I got mine from overclockersUK for about £7. You can use the same mounting pegs that were included with the am3 mounting set it's essentially just the "crossbar" you need for am4. :)
I did not know this! Thought it was the same with the 1600 and only the Xs were able to be overclocked! Thats changed my decision then.
saw a good deal on a mobo + cpu bundle for a 2600, is it worth sacrificing the ability to oc for the 2600 over the 1600x?
Thank you very much for the kind words, good sir! Admittedly if I had all the money in the world my house would be cluttered with old computer hardware haha
A friend of mine upgraded to a Ryzen 5 1600x and was no longer using his fx8320, so I paid Next to nothing for a slight increase in CPU power. I do have my eyes on potentially purchasing the aforementioned 1600x but only when I can for sure afford to also upgrade to a high end motherboard and RAM to accompany it.