Anyone have any good suggestions on a lower profile heat-sink that would be comparable to the 212 EVO? Wanted to buy from Frys or MicroCenter or TigerDirect (they have physical locations within a close proximity to where I live) but i have no aversions to buying from Amazon or NewEgg.
Thanks for the options. the Geminll seems to weigh only 20g less than the 212 EVO. I was a little skeptical about putting half a kilo worth of stress on the board (was hoping the low profile would reduce the weight.) This is not for an HTPC, this is for my gaming rig, which i am using a NZXT Switch 810 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) so height is not an issue.
If you think that weight will be a problem then i have two questions below. If not, then ill just go with the EVO, since its cheaper than the Greminll.
1) Will your first option be good for non extreme OCing (3.7-3.9 on a 3570k?)
2) How much OCing can i do with the stock heat-sink?