I just stepped up and bought an i5 3570k setup. I am dying to overclock it, but the stock cooler is less than able as we all know.
What I would like to know is what AIR coolers are the best for overclocking these beasts. I don't want to spend $90 on a Noctua. I'm looking to spend around $40 - $50. I could care less how much noise the cooler makes as this is strictly a gaming rig.
$40? Please try thermalright True Spirit 140 or Macho Rev.A. Both are "Unbeatable performance and quiet!" http://www.nansgaminggear.net/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=MACHO%2DREV%2DA