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guppie

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I am finally going to head into the unknown world of OC'ing... I have decided to get the IWill KK266 mobo and AMD 1Ghz 266 CPU. I am going to use SBLive, WD 15GB 7200 ATA100, WD 30GB 7200 ATA100, GeForce2 Pro 32MB, and 1 SDRAM DIMM PC133 256MB CAS2 7ns (not sure of brand). The only problem is that I haven't really been able to pinpoint a reliable air-cooling HSF unit (I've read and searched thru this forum) and alot of people seem to be using water cooling and complicated alternitives. The Millenium Glaciator looks like it can kick some ***, but I'd rather not drop $40 if I don't have to. Apparently, everyone says the Orbs suck (even the copper orb?? - $20 at Newegg) Can someone with experience with simialr setup recommend a HSF unit? Please don't break my wallet... as I've done my best to keep the costs down so far. Oh yeah, what Watt PS should I be using? I currently only have a 250W. (I know, it wont be enuff). As far as other cooling goes, I'm using a big fat case fan that came with case (I guess its a std fan), HDD cooler (3 mini fans) and rear slot cooler/fan. Do I need more? I bought a blower from Radio Shack, but don't have any other place to put/mount it... I'm not exactly going for the OC extreme, but I would like to attain at least 1.2GHz with stable temps.
 

Despotes

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Keep in mind, you can customize the above set ups with 80mm fans (as opposed to the 60mm/7000rpm set ups) that will be quieter and offer slight performance gains. Don't forget to use Arctic Silver II when applying the heatsink.
Crucial has very good prices/quality with superb shipping if you have yet to decide on memory brand.
Godspeed...
 

Ridenow

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Global Win HSFs are a pretty good value. The FOP-32 is not the best cooler by a long shot, but it does an excelent job for the price. If you want to overclock then I suggest you prepare yourself to "drop $40" on a good cooling solution. As for the PSU, if you arn not going extreme with tons of drives, fans and other goodies then a 300W will do nicely. 250W will power a basic system with 2 or 3 drives and a few fans. If you want to go nuts like the rest of us then, obviously, go higher.
 

Da Whip

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Sunny Florida, you can keep the midwest!!
As you can see from my signature, the Vantec works well.($20) It is all a matter of case fan placement and lapping the HSF. Place a fan at the top of the case above the PSU sucking air out, 92mm Sunon is good.
PSU's are key to good O/C, Enermax and Antec are reliable and great.
It is preparation that makes everything work.
 

AMDGuy

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I'm sure you paid a pretty penny for your 1Ghz T-Bird. Why not bite the bullet on the HSF combo as well to get the best available for your investment? $40 is really not much to ask for a solid copper block with performance numbers in the excellent category. Ed recently wrote an article on the importance of good cooling solutions here http://www.overclockers.com/tips486/ you should take a look at that and I think you'll change your mind.

Good Luck!
 
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guppie

guppie

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Screw it... You guys are right! I will throw down for the Millenium Glaicator - apparently that thing kicks *** - even though I have no clue what most of those stats mean. But why take a chance, right? What a contradictory statement that is... Thats what all this OCing is all about - taking a chance that your machine will boot! heheeheh Thanks all.
 
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guppie

guppie

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I was thinking... I would love to see actual images of peoples setups. I've read a ton of threads on case /cpu cooling and I'm imagining some people with about 5 fans all over the case... just a thought
 

doublec16

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guppie (Jun 06, 2001 07:47 p.m.):
Screw it... You guys are right! I will throw down for the Millenium Glaicator - apparently that thing kicks *** - even though I have no clue what most of those stats mean. But why take a chance, right? What a contradictory statement that is... Thats what all this OCing is all about - taking a chance that your machine will boot! heheeheh Thanks all.
A really good bunch of info about heatsinks can be found on this site here:


I found it quite enlightening.