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archilochus

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=baltoos]I've FINALLY got the new rig for my wife, Rose, up & running.
Got a bad mobo & it toasted her new Barton 2600. :mad: (Thank you New Egg for your great RMA service!!).
She has an AMD Barton 2600 on an Abit NF7-S v.2 w/ 512 MB of OCZ PC3200 & a WD 36GB Raptor in a modded Maxtop case. Details & pics of the case are in this thread on Page 68.
CPU cooling is a Thermalright SP97 with a Delta FFB0912HHE 92mm x38mm fan (I grabbed a couple before Sidewinder ran out! :D) with a 25mm spacer from a cheap 92mm fan w/ guts removed. The spacer is bolted to the Delta fan & the whole asssembly is secured by 2 sets of Thermalright's spring clips. Pics:
http://img61.photobucket.com/albums/v186/baltoos/Computer Mods/P1010009.jpg
http://img61.photobucket.com/albums/v186/baltoos/Computer Mods/P1010008.jpg

Right now it's running @ 195 FSB. I ran the SiSoft Sandra Burn in wizard to test it out. After running about 20 min. at full load with room temp of 20°C
I got a system temp of 22°C & max CPU temp of 37°C. It would seem that archilochus is definitely on the right track with air cooling. I'm quite pleased with the results so far.
Thanks again, arch!! :D
-Dave

**Rev 2 and V2 are the same thing..Dave has the SP-97 HS on his mobo, just like yours..:)
 
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Ok but the compatability chart shows "can use" the backplate for mounting to the rev 2.0 mobo. Do I need this or is it optional?

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archilochus

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Using the neo back plate will allow you to install the HS without modding the standard back plate..On that mobo the back plate interfers with one of the mobo standoffs..So get the neo back plate, if you don't want to grind the one that comes with the HS..;)
 

PCGUY112887

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I have the same motherboard and SP-97, works just fine. The backplate DOES get in the way of one of the mobo standoff's... but either you can file down the backplate a tiny bit or just leave that standoff out.. I did and it's fine.
 

baltoos

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Hedge,
You've got several options.
I chopped a bit off the standard back plate: Look here!
You can do that, or get the neo back plate, or just not use the interfering standoff.
My feeling is, because the SP97 is no lightweight, that ALL the standoffs should be used, but that's just my opinion - I could be wrong. (Not likely :D :D but REMOTELY possible :D:D)
-Dave
 

fhanderson

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The amount you have to remove from the X-plate to clear the standoff is very little. You can do it with a round file in a few minutes. I really don't think its worth the extra money for the neo-plate.
 
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Crap!! I was worried about how much modding I would have to do and since this was my first build I was kinda stressing, lol. So I got the slk 900a and a nice 92 mm rpm monitored fan pushing a max of 78 cfm at 48dba max noise.

These got real good reviews and I figured it was safer. And THEN I come back here to see your modding :bang head . Ah well i'm pretty sure the 900a will do the job with the 92 mm fan and the 2 120mm's in and out and 1 90mm side case fan, along with the 3 psu fans :attn: . But thanks for the pics of your work. I just couldnt wait, I am too excited!!! :D