I need some help to choose a decent heatsink for my cpu since i'm planning to overclock. i have an intel E2180 cpu @ 2GHz and hopefully i want to OC to 3.2GHz. i have a ECS mobo and don't know if it is frendly to OCing (haven't tested yet, i'll have it home in about two weeks). I know it's not a good motherboard brand but it was not me who chose it.
don't want to spend more than $45-50. helping with links will be great, thanks !!!
PS: Germany sucked today against Croatia in Euro 2008
+1 for the Xigmatek. Just installed it in my board and got my e6400 to 3.0ghz right now. I'm sure it can go higher. I get a max temp of 53degrees celsius and the arctic silver hasn't even broken in yet.
If you have room in your case and can buy it, go for it. It is about 160mm tall, so it's quite big.
It's based off of Xigmatek's design (which I think the TRUE 120 was also) that everybody loves so much and performs just as good and sometimes a tad better than both from the reviews that I've read. The good thing is it's only $37.95 at Amazon and eligible for free shipping through Amazon Prime. Buy.com and Newegg are both about $50 and Newegg doesn't even have it in stock.
EDIT: Well I might be a tad misleading in that it was tested against a Xigmatek cooler. I know it did beat a TRUE 120 in a review or two that I read but now I don't think they tested it against any Xigmateks. But it is based off of Xigmatek's design.