Summary: As always I have a few minor gripes. For starters there should be some sort of a manual especially here with this heatsink since there is a possibility you might crack the core if you don't use the felt pads on the bottom of the heatsink.
Pros: Performance is best I have tested, Three prong clip holds HSF firmly in place, Design allows use of 60, 70, and 80mm fans, Very polished base
Cons: No printed instructions, Clip somewhat difficult to operate, Expensive
Conclusion: The Volcano 12's bigger and uglier than the Thermalright options, though.
And, more practically, its elephantine bulk is retained by a plain old three-hole
hook clip. If you're moving your computer around regularly, you'll be safer
with an 800U or 900U than with a Volcano 12.
Excerpt: Along about the middle of last year Thermalright introduced the SLK-800 heatsink for socket 370/462 motherboards. The result was a resounding success. The SLK-800 found itself perched atop the food chain for aftermarket cooling on those steaming Athlons.
Excerpt: Thermalright entered the Athlon cooling scene with a bang. Their SK-6 was one of the best, if not THE best 60mm cooler for the Athlon available, thoroughly trouncing the aluminum contenders of the day such as Globalwin�s FOP-38. Flash forward to......
Summary: Without a doubt this is the Ferrari of the heat sink world. It has it all, copper, shiny finish, choose your own fan, superb clip, easy release fan system. The only thing that might put people off is the price at $45-$50 USD it is not cheap. You get what you pay for right?
Pros: Awesome cooling, looks great, Fits all size fans, Pure copper baby
Excerpt: Es ist uns ein Vergnügen euch den nächsten Kühlertest für AMD Prozessoren zu präsentieren, und zwar den Thermalright SLK 800 Heatsink . Es handelt sich hier nicht um einen neuen Mercedes, nein, der Name ist uns schon ein Begriff, und in guter Erinnerung geblieben.