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I am must switching over from a P4 478 chipset 3.4ghz system to a AMD Athlon 64 4200 cpu / Asus A8N32-sli deluxe mob system.

What is a good cooler for overclocking my chip? I have a blue lighted/window case so looks are very important to me as well as performance of the cooler. Thanks!
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lemme tell you before the thread is flooded.

Big Typhoon...

Alright....thread closed....nothing to see here....
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Either a Thermaltake Big Typhoon or Zalman 7700-CU. I believe there is a version of the Zalman that has a blue LED. Those are considered two of the best CPU air coolers out there.
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second the BT!!!.... and if you dont likey, then too bad, youll just have to settle for the zalman 9500....
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the Zalman FS-C77 is a good one so i've heard......
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post #6 of 11
nahhh the best zalman out is the 9500....
but the BT is a few degress better,it comes down to really what appeals to your eye..
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post #7 of 11
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The 9500 looks like it would be hard to see since you have to mount it with the fan pointing up or down.... not facing out the window of the case.

The Zalman LED CNPS7000B-Cu looks cool. How would that rate?

I have also heard good about the fatality cooler but it is red... not sure if that would look good with the blue or not?

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the 7000 is still a good cooler, not as good as the BT or 9500, but is still great,and i wouldnt waste your money on the fatality series, they are just colred red and have the name on it for no additional perfomance....
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post #9 of 11
Actually, the Fatal1ty has a higher voltage fan that spins faster than the regular... not a big difference, but it is more than red dye and a sticker.
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and also the advantage with the 9500 is that is sucks in the cool air from the front of the case by the hard drives,and then blows the hot air directly towards the back of the case practically into the rear exhaust fan(s)... making the system temps lower as well...
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