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    Ok, I need some suggestions please. I'm putting together a new system. I'm gona be using a Soltek SL-75DRV2 MoBo with an XP 1800 CPU. I want to OC it a bit and I want to cool it sufficiently. I want good cooling but I also want it to be quiet. I know the alternative water cooling systems will achieve that but I don't want to risk getting a drop of liquid on my system. So heatsink and fan it must be. I've been looking at a lot of fans and a lot of heatsinks but I can't decide on one. Can you guys help?

    Bustout!

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    2 choices really and they're either the Swiftech MCX462 or Alpha 8045 with the quiet 80mm fan options. :smokin:
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    Here's another that may interest ya called the Thermalright AX-7 and here's a review of it.
    http://www.amdmb.com/article-display.php?ArticleID=155
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    Thermalright shows a list price of $29.95US for a bare heat sink - that's at least $10 cheaper than either the Alpha8045 or Thermalright's own SK-6

    sound's like a deal:thumb:

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    I would definately go for the alpha! Or you could go for the new coolermaster with heat pipe!
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    What do you guys suppose I can OC my system to with these fans without getting into trouble?
    Sigh, it's so lame now that my once Killer rig is just so outdated.

    AMD Lamer chip
    Asus Lamer board
    So so Lame memory
    Very outdated and Lame video card
    I still like my case.
    And I do have 370GB of storage.. which I guess isn't that lame.

    I think it's time to upgrade.

    Now all I need is to win the lottery

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    This supposed to have a good performance to noise ratio as well:

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    Ok, I think I've made my mind up. Thank's Wiggo It's going to be the Thermalright AX-7. It's a killer sink. After a bit of research I've found it consistently at the top. It's a bit loud but apparently switching fans will drop noise significantly and will lower performance by a negligable ammount. This works for me. :smokin:
    Sigh, it's so lame now that my once Killer rig is just so outdated.

    AMD Lamer chip
    Asus Lamer board
    So so Lame memory
    Very outdated and Lame video card
    I still like my case.
    And I do have 370GB of storage.. which I guess isn't that lame.

    I think it's time to upgrade.

    Now all I need is to win the lottery

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    Hey no probs but as to how far you'll get ya CPU to go depends on how lucky ya are at gettin' a good one. :smokin:
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