As far as the weight of the thing, sticking out sideways over the CPU, that's not a problem these days as most of the heat sinks come with an additional back-plate. That is, there's a sturdy metal plate that goes behind the motherboard, that helps keep the cooler tight to the CPU and provides support so that the mobo/cpu don't crack under strain.
Of course, few "bigass" coolers still don't ship with those. These coolers should be avoided like the plague.
hellwalker wrote:I'll try out those fans thx.
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyp ... YVTSLY9V9B
comes with back plate?
hellwalker wrote:how much is hyper 212 cooler then stock one? will it drop that extra 12c?