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joma

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I'm about to put a new system together.. I am going to use a epox EPoX 8K7A+ and i plan on purchasing a 1.33 ghz athlon (AXIA)... I plan to overclock this cpu, and it would be my first... If i could get it to 1.4 or 1.5 that would be great.. What HSF should i get to achieve this...
 
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William

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Glaciater all the way. CAK38 isn't quite as good, but its very good too.
 

Hoot

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Spend wisely the first time and you will not need to spend a second time. Plan on something in the area of $40.00. Don't wince, consider it an investment. The right HSF will outlast the next three CPUs you buy.

Here are some good Choices in that price range. Reviews of them abound. They are in order of preference.

Millenium Glaciator
ThermalRight SK-6 (Get a Delta 38cfm fan for it)
GlobalWin CAK-38 (Comes with Delta 38cfm fan)
Taisol CGK-760092(Get a Delta 38cfm fan for it)
Swiftech MC-370 (Get a Delta 38cfm fan for it)
Taisol CGK-740092 (Get a Delta 38cfm fan for it)
Thermosonic ThermoEngine (Get a Delta 38cfm fan for it)

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joma

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So if i bought a good case... (if anyone has suggestions that would be great) and spent 40 bucks for a Millenium Glaciator or Globalwin CAK38... thats really all i need to be safe to begin overclocking? one more thing.. anyone have a site where i can buy the Glaciator, i can only find the globalwin on pricewatch.com.. Thanks again for all the help
 

Hoot

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joma (Jun 14, 2001 11:48 p.m.):
So if i bought a good case... (if anyone has suggestions that would be great) and spent 40 bucks for a Millenium Glaciator or Globalwin CAK38... thats really all i need to be safe to begin overclocking? one more thing.. anyone have a site where i can buy the Glaciator, i can only find the globalwin on pricewatch.com.. Thanks again for all the help

Don't forget decent memory and a competent PSU.

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Phil

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If I were you I would seriously consider water cooling, it has become far more main stream than it used to, the days of having to build a custom system from scratch with components from a scrap yard and pet shop are gone (unless you like that sort of thing :) ) but seriously though some of the new copper sinks offer c/w ratings similar to that off low end water cooling this doesn't takes case cooling into account as the case temp is likely to be higher with air cooling unless you have a silly case fan set up which means even with the same c/w rating an air cooled heatsink is likely to still give higher temps. Usually water cooling will only get you 50-100mhz but it's nit just the extra speed that make it worth while, it is quieter (unless you get a dodgy pump) and also will keep the chip cooler plus it's easy if in the future you decide to go for a peltier setup as well.