As an update to https://pcpartpicker.com/b/KzcYcf , We ended up going and grabbing a 240mm liquid cooler for 50 bucks off of OutletPC and installed it onto the "golden sample" 1035T we had and managed to squeeze an extra 300mhz out of the overclock on the processor while still having good thermals.
I ended up going into the deep end with the overclock, and at 1.41v we were able to get a "4.4 ghz" turbo overclock at 289 fsb, with 1156 mhz on the ddr2 memory in the system at CL6 with the voltage cranked. Of course, its not 100% prime 95 stable, as if you run it for more than 20 minutes you get a blue screen (as we found out trying to find the AIO's liquid temp equilibrium) but even in the most intensive game there are no issues, unless it is ram capacity related. And with the Intel Developmental instruction-set-emulator-thingy, its able to go from like 30fps in some games to 90ish, and the emulation of avx 4.1 and 4.2 means he can play apex legends and the like without issues, and very little stutter. Dishonored 2 though is a damn nightmare. It will fluctuate from 120fps to 30 because there is only "8gb" of ram in the system, and that is the max the motherboard supports
This is the performance after the OC https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/19124639
Dropped from 79c on the Arctic Freezer Extreme to 36c under a prime 95 load
Even though this is a single fan ITX card, it was still able to deal with a fat overclock and gave significant fps gains because of it
Even though the mounting was jank, we were able to mount a 240mm aio to this old case without anywhere near as much trouble as I figured we would have. This thing is still impressive after all the numerous times I have worked on it.