I'm generally one to not flame on someone (nice person, can't help it) and I'm sorry for doing that, but I will tell you to stay away from zalman coolers. Unless you really have to have the world's flashiest hype for $50 and up for the ones I'd spit at (can say this from owning a 9500, most regretted purchase on a cooler yet). You can get a arctic freezer 64 for $30 that outperforms the 9500 and is on par with the 9700, or you can get a little more expensive option at the tuniq tower (the only cooler you'll here me ramble on about for a while :wink: ). Don't worry about the tuniq's weight, because it comes with a backplate for 939 processors, I'd get one myself, except they don't make a backplate for am2, they just have you use zalman's am2 clip that is very cheesy and worries me I'd break my board if I use the tower.
Even want to question me on the zalman thing? I'll get you as much proof as you want
true, but even though the core is the same, its not a bad idea to get an aftermarket cooler, considering the ac is only 30, its not a bad idea to get it, tuniq tower at 50 is probably your best bet though
And in your sig, I checked out ur site, its not bad, don't feel bad about it, just needs some improvement that's all, bad I will say the system with the clear case you have on the main page is pretty sweet :trophy:
no problem, that is a well deserved good job right there. Just maybe consider adding a few air coolers and a pic of another clear case with some even more insane lights and cooling (maybe add a phase change for the cpu) and that'd be a sweet site right there. Of course, that's all a thought for when you get the time/money and can afford the stuff for a crazy build of your own