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Whats better for the money? (Newegg prices, or if you can find a better price Rep point available) I'm running a AMD XP Barton 3200+

Thermalright SP-97 $61.98 (Running with a Smart and silent 9+ fan)
Thermalright XP-120 $68.98 (Running with a Smart and silent 9+ fan)
Thermaltake EXTREME VOLCANO 12+ $31.99
ZALMAN CNPS7000A-Cu Pure Copper CPU Cooler $40.99

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H20 Set-up
Ehiem 1250 Pump= $58
'84 Chevette Heater COre= $20
DangerDen CPU Block= MAZE $34.95
Homemade GPU Block- $10-$14
Tubing/Acc. = $10.25
Resivoir= $29.95
Total= $163.15
 

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Water will beat out just about any air cooling around as long as it's good. I don't believe you can get the XP-120 on Socket A, but the SI-97 is practicaly identical to the XP-90 which performs very well, and I think that would be your best choice if you can't forke over for water cooling.
I buy my cooling stuff from www.sidewindercomputers.com because they have good people, good prices, good products, and ship pretty quick, 2-3 days
 

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The SI-97 is the same as the XP-90 and the XP-90 is an awesome heatsink, if it can cool and FX like Zeus's it can cool a Barton no problem, plus it's lights and you lessen the risk of cracking the core
SP-97 is supposed to be the best Socket A heatsink ever made, but they're being phased out and are really hard to find
 

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benchmarks i've read showed the SI outperforming the SP-97, alos i can slide a SLim 80mm fan underneath, getting some really low temps
 
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