Does anyone know of a CPU cooler heatsink with fan that is smaller than Coolmaster Hyper 212 plus that provides the same or very near performance? I'm wrestling with wanting to do moderate overclocking, but nothing really extreme. Also, any good companies offer it at near wholesale prices?
For air/heatsink cooling you need a large heatsink to cool for OC'ing. If you, for some reason, need a smaller cooler the best alternative are closed loop water coolers like the Antec H20 series and Corsair Hydro series. Currently the Antec 920 is the king of the hill in CPU cooling (for both air cooled and closed water loops). http://www.rwlabs.com/article.php?cat=articles&id=442