Originally Posted by yoshi245
It costs $60 alone with no fan and the RT versions that supports AMD mounting probably costs more and that doesn't include possible shipping/tax.
Again, a fan can be a $3-5 affair. Lacking a fan should not deter someone from a quality product.
The Venomous-X Black and Venomous-X RT both come with the AM3 mounting kits. The original Venomous-X requires it purchased separately ($8). In terms of value, XxRZxX can get the RT, which comes with the fan and mounting kit, for $70 shipped (I've never been taxed on ebay). It's in his price range, so lets consider it as well.
This all being said, it really depends on exactly what you want out of your cooler. I am in a similar position, as my 940BE is running uncomfortably warm at only 3.2GHz. I have a Zerotherm BTF90 heatsink/fan, which is at a comparable price as the 212+, and it doesn't perform very well. My research pointed me directly to the Venomous-X, and that's where I will be investing my money. Ease of mind my CPU is being cared for is worth some extra $ to me.Edited by Xyxyll - 2/20/11 at 10:39am