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I have the exact rig GonX is talking about! I'm running the BT on a Barton on the NF7-S V2.0. The BT works really well.... dropped over 20C load with a better OC than my previous HSF. Keep in mind that the Si-97A is going to be a bit tougher to find than the BT. I haven't seen the Si-97A for a while now.
    
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I just lost an ebay auction on an Abit NF7 V2.0

I guess I'll try the alternative: the EPoX 8RDA+ (nForce2). The ASUS's go for too much money and the EPoX OC's better
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I just lost an ebay auction on an Abit NF7 V2.0

I guess I'll try the alternative: the EPoX 8RDA+ (nForce2). The ASUS's go for too much money and the EPoX OC's better
Those boards are pretty simmilar in performance, it won't be an issue. There is also an A7N8X in our For Sale section if you wanted to check that out. It's not quite as good as the NF7 or the 8RDA stock, but with a modded BIOS it can be just a nice. The main thing that is missing in the stock bios is chipset voltage.
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Consider the SI-97A.
Yup thats what I was going to recommend , I tried modding my zalman CNPS9500 to fit on my 2600m and I was pretty close but the part I was using to clip on to the socket was too small
    
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post #25 of 32
I prefer the SI-97's on the XP chips...

I have about 4 of them laying around that I still have..they work very well on 754/939 rigs also...I like them better than others I have used...

For my new builds I prefer Zalman 9500's or 9700's
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Alright...common sense and logic are taking over

I've decided this project is stupid, but fun. I'm still going to get the EPoX, the SI97A and the Cooler Master Aero 7+. However, I'm not going to get as many CPUs as I was planning to get originally (unless I win a lot of 24 S462 CPU's for cheap). I'll just OC a few:

AXP 1800+ (I checked online for my steppings and I'm lucky )
AXP 2400+ (Also decent steppings)
Semperon 2200
Maybe one or two Thunderbirds to Pencil Mod

that's it. They will be paired with Crucial Ballistix DDR500 RAM and the SI97A.

What I felt would be easier, would be to overclock a whole bunch of AGP cards to the limit and pair it with an e4400 @ 3.0Ghz on an ASRock PCI-E/AGP motherboard. I'd get more records that way. I will use the same RAM.

Well, this will be interesting....build log coming soon after my paycheck and/or when I get the parts (a week or two from now )
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post #27 of 32
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Which is better: Thermalright SLK-947U or the Thermalright SI-97A?

They're about the same price
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post #28 of 32
Well if you want the best how about water cooling.

ANd if it was literall umm phase change?

I am not sure about the air ones
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Well if you want the best how about water cooling.

ANd if it was literall umm phase change?

I am not sure about the air ones
Gee, that was a helpful post.

SI-97 is the king of socket A. The SLK is no slouch either, but it does not perform as well as the SI-97.
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Gee, that was a helpful post.

SI-97 is the king of socket A. The SLK is no slouch either, but it does not perform as well as the SI-97.
thanks

I literally answer his question.

Isn't that ok?
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