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Modding a 9550

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Check it out, I am doing a new build, but it is going to be my back-up build for Folding and just general use.

Now I already have the following:

Case - Bought from local PC store
Hard Drive - Maxtor 80GB ATA133 7200RPM
CD Drive - LITE-ON 24x CD+RW Drive
Video Card - ATI Radeon 9550 128MB 64-bit AGP 8x

Here is what I decided to get:

Gigabyte GA-K8U-939 ATX AMD Motherboard - $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128307

Patriot Signature Series 1GB (2x512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM - $86.95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220037

FSP Group AX450 450W Power Supply - $49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104954

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice 939 1GHz FSB - $137
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103537

Total: $333.93

Not bad I figure. Here is what I want to do though, I plan to OC this 9550 and have it at low temperatures too. So can anyone direct me towards a cooling solution? The exact model of the card is:

VisionTek Xtasy ATI Radeon 9550 128MB 64-bit AGP 4x/8x

Core Clock: 250MHz
Memory Clock: 200MHz (400MHz Effective)
Pixel Pipes: 4
Fill Rate: 1000M Texels/Sec

Now can anyone direct me towards an aftermarket cooler? The cooling on this card is a standard heatsink, it works decently but I would like to reach some decent OC speeds.
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2800+ 754 @ 2430MHz DFI LanParty NF3 250GB Windows XP Professional Acer 17" 8ms LCD 
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Stock Keyboard FSP Group 450W Local Store-Bought Case Diamondback Razr 1600dpi 
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Stock Keyboard FSP Group 450W Local Store-Bought Case Diamondback Razr 1600dpi 
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Can't help with the question, but i did have a gigabyte 256mb, 128 bit 9550 and cud easily clock it up to 9600 speeds, and that was with a terrible heatsink, although i did not attempt to unlock any pipes... Just my 2 cents: Are you sure the 9550 wont become a bit of a bottleneck? Your processor and ram are relatively good quality, and you can O/C that processor ALOT...
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dont hold me to it but i dont think the 9550 has any extra pipes to unlock as i had one but could only OC it to 350Mhz but that was with stock standed cooling hope that helped
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