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My computer is starting to circle the drain here (built circa 2003, Athlon XP 2500+ barton at 1.8ghz, Asus A7N8X-X with 2gig DDR 400 GSkill Ram and a video card too embarressing to mention) AND I'm on the verge of building a new computer with fresh, brand new components. I was thinking of exploring the water cooling route as opposed to air for the first time, but I'm afraid to "try" it on a brand new expensive computer without testing it on my crappy old one. The problem is, I can't find anywhere that would sell outdated water blocks for this Socket A (462) CPU. Is there a newer socket type CPU block I can buy that is close enough to the old Socket A size/attachment type so that it could fit? My parents' computer has a socket 939 and it seems similar in that it has that 3 "teeth" on the upper and lower sides of the cpu socket for connecting a fan/sink, but is it a bad idea to try a socket 939 block on my socket A?

Also, in regards to brand names, are there any that stand out as being known for their reliability or quality? Any recommendations for sites that sell good-to-reasonably priced pumps, chipset blocks, reservoirs and radiators?

Any response at all to this would be greatly appreciated to the max.

Thanks!
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Please check out the water cooling stickys. I have put some vids about water cooling there as well as others
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RX480 rad x2 MCP35x (X2) gentle typhoons 1850 rpm (8) xigamtek fans  
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win pro 64bit samsung 2343 x3 6144x1152 logitech g19 silverstone 1500watt 
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jab-tech is where i got all my parts, but thier are many other quality sites such as petras tech shop that sell them too for the reasonable prices.

XSPC, Heatkiller, EK are some of the best brands in parts. Don't worry about watercooling your old rig to start with. i was brandnew to watercooling and i trusted it enough on my new i7 setup. just do a quality leaktest and make sure your fittings are tight before putting in any of your parts.
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Also, in regards to brand names, are there any that stand out as being known for their reliability or quality? Any recommendations for sites that sell good-to-reasonably priced pumps, chipset blocks, reservoirs and radiators?

Any response at all to this would be greatly appreciated to the max.

Thanks!
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Swiftech
XSPC
EK
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i7 6700k @4.7ghz (from silicon lottery) Asus Maximus VIII Impact MSI GTX1080 G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32gb @3200mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO LG Slim Blu-Ray SATACT40N DeepCool Captain 120 White Windows 10 Home 64 Bit 
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Acer Predator Z35 Happy Hacking Professional 2 Corsair AX860 DeepCool TriStellar SW Mini-ITX 
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