you can get a 30 dallor volcano 11 xaser which is a REALLY good HSF or you can spend like 40 on an SLK 900 (just the sink) then buy a fan for it SLK-900 is prolly one of the best if not the best Heat sink out there right now but you don't get any of the bells and whistles of the thermaltake volcano 11 (variable fan speed back bracket speed ajuster and all that junk) I own a volcano 11 xaser and it can keep my 1800+ @ 1.93ghz with 333fsb at about 102 to 111 under full load and I've heard people with the SLK 900 have gotten 1700+ to about 2.3 or 2.4ghz with that @ about the same temp. (but this depends on where you live so remember that) I guess it all comes down to if you wanna spend 30 something for a good HSF or 40 + the cost of a fan on a really good one.
i am looking at the volcano 11 (dont care about noise) but i was just serfing around some sites and it seems pretty good for the heat but is there anything better than it becides electrothermic, water, slk900??
nope not really it can get noisy, I usally turn mine down b4 I go to sleep. but other then the volcano 11 there isn't really anything in its price range that is better. no If you want to spend 50 to 90 bucks for a HSF you can get one better but even those have peltiers on them whichs mean your gonna need one of those power plant cards or another PSU all together. you could get the SubZeroG4 by thermal take that comes with all that stuff but its about 120 bucks
and sazar you didn't say what model so I just put a link up for the first one I found
it's a heavy one, but that doesn't really make a difference when it screws into the motherboard opposed to clipping on. as long as you have those mounting holes in your board, consider the swiftech. friend got it recently and his cpu temps dropped about 10°... he had a coolermaster hhc-001, which is a decent heatsink it it's own right.
slk-900u is supposed to be good too, but i haven't been able to play with one.