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I think I've gone crazy...

Because I've decided that I do not want a Conroe, Brisbane etc. And instead, I want an old Barton, Thoroughbred, and NF7. I feel that those CPU's will be wasted on me since I don't play that many PC games any more. (Although I may still want to)

That being said, I want to build an old s462 PC from the spare parts I have already. I have two Thoroughbreds that I want to OC (and maybe set a few records ) and then I'll buy a few Barton's to OC.

For video, I will go crazy and buy a X1950XT AGP VIVO

This is because I feel this PC will set more records on HWbot than a middle-range C2D PC.

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That being said, I want a really good socket A cooler. I would prefer it to be an air cooler and under $100 or so.

I've got a few in mind:

Swiftech MCX-462 (Can't seem to find one anywhere, so if anyone has one, please PM me!)
Titan Venessa S-Type (Aluminium only?)
Titan 120mm S (Aluminium only?)
Thermaltake Volcano 12+ (eh)
Cooler Master Aero 7+ (eh, looks cool)
Antazone AS-C1000 95mm (cool)
Evercool ICEMAN (cool name)
Gigabyte G-Power Pro (Cooler than 3D Rocket)
Thermaltake Sonic Tower (Heatpipes!)
Thermaltake Tower 112 (Fits 120mm fans?)
Vantec Aeroflow II (cool and noisy?)

The ones in bold are the ones I'm seriously considering...

So please inform me which one to get

And please don't tell me it's a bad idea, because I'm going to do it no matter what.
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Consider the SI-97A.
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Nice idea I would go with one of the TTunits they have good quality and for your need would be great and good luck with the overclocks hope to see them on HWBOT.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sun View Post
Consider the SI-97A.
Is it better than the others?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rick Arter View Post
Nice idea I would go with one of the TTunits they have good quality and for your need would be great and good luck with the overclocks hope to see them on HWBOT.
Thanks! You'll be seeing me soon (hopefully)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sun View Post
Consider the SI-97A.
SI-97 is outstanding, but in Overclock.net tradition, why not the BigTyphoon? Sure, its massive and way beyond the needs of most any sane aXP voltage. But think of the coolness.

The SI-97 is basically the s462 version of the XP-90, which was much more popular but just as good. It's a very nice cooler.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by numlock2.0 View Post
Is it better than the others?



Thanks! You'll be seeing me soon (hopefully)
Then the BT is better... by alot

*EDIT*

^^^lol Chipp
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chipp View Post
SI-97 is outstanding, and in Overclock.net tradition, why not the BigTyphoon? Sure, its massive and way beyond the needs of most any sane aXP voltage. But think of the coolness.

The SI-97 is basically the s462 version of the XP-90, which was much more popular but just as good.
Is it compatible? Would I need to mod it to get it to fit? Thanks!

edit: the BT I mean
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I think this is a cool idea, my Dad runs my old Barton 2500 an Asus mothboard, 1gb RAM and a 6600GT and his little system hauls ass at 2.3Ghz

Does everything he needs and more.
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Quote:
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Is it compatible? Would I need to mod it to get it to fit? Thanks!
They both fit right out of the box. BigTyphoon is harder to mount, though. It uses a backplate for extra support due to it's size.
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