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I would use whatever TIM you have on hand and are comfortable with. Don't bother with something exotic. If the H50 were the tool for extreme performance, than a better TIM may make sense, but meh, you'll be more than fine with whatever you're normally comfortable with. I've used Arctic Silver 5 for years and years now with positive experiences always. I just switched to Shin Etsu (HardOCP bulk buy) and I can't complain, but honestly I don't know if it made a difference.

For mods, have you looked at lapping the H50's base? Mine was a rough piece of crap, looked like it was filed down rather than sanded. I should have lapped it, but I moved on to a full custom setup before I could go that far. Also, fan shrouds are a great mod if you've got the room for them.

Best of luck!
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What I did with mine was vacuum the intake side to suck up what it could and then blasted it with air from the other side and then vacuum again. Seemed to work well.

And yes, $2 intake filter is a no-brainer.
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use a brush that has soft brissles , and give a light brush to get the heavy stuff off and then use a damp cloth to clean it up .

U should make a habit of cleaning it out every month if you dont want this hassle dude . i hate cleaning mine , only bcos i leave my pump conected as i dont wanna have to reseat again so i have to do it while its in my case i just unscrew the rad and pull it out to clean it .

another option is a can of compressed air but dust is going to go everywhere .. are u taking it out completely to clean it or is the pump still in ?
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I would use whatever TIM you have on hand and are comfortable with. Don't bother with something exotic. If the H50 were the tool for extreme performance, than a better TIM may make sense, but meh, you'll be more than fine with whatever you're normally comfortable with. I've used Arctic Silver 5 for years and years now with positive experiences always. I just switched to Shin Etsu (HardOCP bulk buy) and I can't complain, but honestly I don't know if it made a difference.

For mods, have you looked at lapping the H50's base? Mine was a rough piece of crap, looked like it was filed down rather than sanded. I should have lapped it, but I moved on to a full custom setup before I could go that far. Also, fan shrouds are a great mod if you've got the room for them.

Best of luck!
Yeah ive had AS5 MX3 now MX4 and not an iota of difference, even lapping cpu and H50 achieved nowt what has knocked 3-4 degreees off is wedging an old amd stock cpu fan between GPU and bottom of H50 pump blasting air around the heaksink. I may try it at back of mobo.

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But that fan is cooling the northbridge? So how did that cool down the CPU?
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