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the fans you guys are suggesting are HUGE!...
not sure if they will fit....

I think i am going to go for the Zalman CNPS8000 just for the size of the thing!
i am prety sure this will fit but not sure enough to get a 9500 or a 8700...

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...-022-ZA&tool=3
People are saying they are using this to power Q6600 quad cores...so should be decent eenough for a dual core?..lol

thank you all...
Zalman CNPS8000: inadequate if you want to overclock the Opty. The Big Typhoon is the BARE minimum to achieve a good overclock(!). I had one cooling a Opteron 170, and only when I upgraded to the Tuniq Tower was I able to keep temps under 55C at a near 3.0GHz clock speed.

The Arctic is indeed a pretty good cooler also for little money.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...21&name=Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro PWM CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940/AM2)

Don't be afraid of size... many of us have these coolers, and I have yet to meet anyone who had trouble fitting them (ok, you have to remove a side fan or duct if you have one)
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phoning scan.co.uk to cancel order then...lol

is the Zalman 9500 or 8700 adequate enough?
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I don't like the Zalman coolers. They're more focused on design than on performance. I had the 9500 myself on an Opty 170 (later replaced with the Thermaltake BT, and then again with the Tuniq Tower), and was majorly disappointed. The only Zalman that gives decent performance is the CNPS 9700, but ONLY when you have an excellent managed front-to-back airflow.

I'd go with the Arctic Freezer 7 Pro if you're on a budget, or with any of the other mentioned coolers (Tuniq Tower, TRUE). Another one to take a look at is the OCZ Vendetta 2.

Whichever one you buy, make sure it has socket 939 mounting hardware.
    
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ok...
i am going to go for this one i think!...
OCZ Vendetta CPU Cooler

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=HS-003-OC

going to wait this time before ordering it...lol
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ok...
i am going to go for this one i think!...
OCZ Vendetta CPU Cooler

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=HS-003-OC

going to wait this time before ordering it...lol
I will say it again:

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One to look into is the Xigmatek S1283 or something like that. Its a GREAT high end cooler (competes with the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme or TRUE), but only costs $36.99 on newegg. Here's a link for ya. I'd suggest that if you're on the cheap.
If you're looking into a Zalman, I'd suggest the Xigmatek as an alternative. If you're wanting to go cheaper than that, the Freezer 64 is also a great cooler. Those are about the only two coolers I can honestly recommend as I've tried them both. I've also ran a Zalman 9500 on my sig rig, but it absolutely sucks. I have to undervolt to keep temps under control in the summer.

But hey, its your money .
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Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro PWM CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940/AM2)
thats it then...going for that one for £15...

going....
going....
gone?

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Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro PWM CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940/AM2)
thats it then...going for that one for £15...

going....
going....
gone?

Gone...that is an awesome cooler when you're on a budget .
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Thank you all for your help...
now i just need to figure out what graphics card to get and HOW to get my DDR400 running at 200MHz+!!!!

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Thank you all for your help...
now i just need to figure out what graphics card to get and HOW to get my DDR400 running at 200MHz+!!!!

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Well, the graphics card is up to your budget and preference on brand really (ATI or Nvidia). Your RAM should be running DDR400 already unless you've overclocked, and somehow lowered your RAM down to eliminate that as an instability.
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Well, the graphics card is up to your budget and preference on brand really (ATI or Nvidia). Your RAM should be running DDR400 already unless you've overclocked, and somehow lowered your RAM down to eliminate that as an instability.
http://www.overclock.net/amd-memory/...ml#post3966568
thats my memory problem thread which no one helped me with yet...sniff...lol

With graphics cards i narrowed it down to:
£133 - 512MB MSI HD3870
£134 - 512MB HiS (HighTech)HD 3870
£138 - 512MB HiS HD3870 Iceq3 Turbo FullHD
£143 - 512MB PowerColor HD3870
£143 - 512MB PowerColor HD 3870 PCS

£147 - 512MB Asus 8800GTS
£150 - 1GB MSI 9600GT Zilent
£152 - 512MB Gainward 8800GTS, Bliss
£170 - 512MB BFG Tech 8800GTS OC
£180 - 512MB Gigabyte 9800 GTX

http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...ml#post3963443


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