Gigabyte GA-AX370 Gaming K5 Watercooling (And possible bottlenecking on my setup?)?

Hey guys,

I'm struggling to figure out some watercooling on the Gigabyte X370 Gaming K5. I chose the Corsair SPEC-Alpha Case for the MOBO and I know that it supports a 240 radiator. Now on the other hand, I'm not sure how to mount the cooler I selected to the MOBO. I think I can figure out mounting the radiator and the fans to the case, but I'm struggling to figure out how to mount the waterblock to the MOBO. Do I need to remove the current mounting adapter from the MOBO to mount the waterblock?

Also:

If anybody knows a lot about Ryzen and Radeon, can they tell me if I'll experience any bottlenecking on this setup?;

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/icebreaker374/saved/pdqBP6

I also looked up the RAM and it says it's designed for Intel's Z170 Platform. Will it still work with Ryzen?

Thanks to anyone who can help!

P.S.

I know there's know storage device in the setup. I plan on moving my SATA drive to the new PC.
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  1. For AM4 socket, different mounting kit is required. Make sure it's included because it's not on the list when I looked at the PCpartpicker list link.
    Another problem is PSU, 450w is just not enough power, don't settle for less than 550w.
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  2. CountMike said:
    For AM4 socket, different mounting kit is required. Make sure it's included because it's not on the list when I looked at the PCpartpicker list link.
    Another problem is PSU, 450w is just not enough power, don't settle for less than 550w.


    Says the cooler supports an AM4 socket. What cooler WOULD include a mounting kit for AM4? Also why wouldn't 450 be enough if it draws under 450? I don't plan on OC or anything.
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  3. I havern't seen AM4 on that list but it's possible if it was made in last couple of months that they included it too. They do make and send for free those mounting kits.
    As for power, always go for 30 to 50 % higher than minimum recommended. Declared power of PSUs is only it's maximum for short burst use and not to get even close to it for longer time. It also has benefit of being more resistant to input power fluctuations.
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