Thermalright or Swiftech?

Hi guys... Socket 462 question for ya.

I'm always on a tight budget here, but I think a good cooler is a worthy investment. I've narrowed it down to one of two sinks:

1) Swiftech MCX462-V (a steal at $29.99 at a local joint)
2) Thermalright SLK-900 (best I can find is $45 incl. shipping)

Now $15 may not seem like much, but these damn student loans! Wusy confirms what I've read, that the 900 is a better sink, but I can't find anything that compares the two. Is the 900 really that much better?

Also, any fan suggestions? How much air do I have to move through that thing? Is it worth getting one of those 92mm 100+ CFM jet engines??
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  1. I would suspect the SKL 900 of being better because its a newer design, Swiftech came out with the MCX coolers back when the 1.4ghz athlon was the fastest thing around, its just been revised a couple of times, but no major changes, however I can tell you that the difference is NOT huge, swiftech had some of the best stuff out back then and still does, so if your on a budget then get the swiftech. I know what you mean about being tight on money, i'm currently in college:)

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  2. Thermalright all the way man!

    <i><font color=red>Only an overclocker can make a computer into a convectional oven.</i></font color=red>
  3. Any suggestions on the fan?

    <font color=blue> Be good to each other! </font color=blue>
  4. Enermax 92mm fan with rheostat for the mainstream or Vantec Tornado 92mm for the mad OCing.

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