Best air cooling heatsinks?

saschan

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I have a core 2 duo 8500 and I want to OC it up to at least 3.9 Ghz. Can anyone reccomend me an excellent heatsink?

price is not an issue
 

MRFS

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http://www.frostytech.com/

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm


Be SURE to get one with a proper backing plate
and spring-loaded machine screws: empirical reasons
are explained by this guy here:

http://www.supremelaw.org/systems/heatsinks/warning.htm
(see photos for proof)


Cooler Master's latest cases have a hole in the motherboard tray
directly below the CPU socket, to permit retrofitting of backing plates,
e.g. HAF-932 and ATCS 840 models:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160&Tpk=HAF-932

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119186


MRFS