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get the CM 212+ better price/performance ratio
I have one of those on a hackint....Q6600 OC'd to 3GHz

Anyway, stop arguing You're really killing my zen thing here.

On another note, how long does TIM last?
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I have one of those on a hackint....Q6600 OC'd to 3GHz

Anyway, stop arguing You're really killing my zen thing here.

On another note, how long does TIM last?
Depends on the TIM. I change mine out on all componets every 6-9mo, but im a little OCD about it. Should last about a year give or take.
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post #23 of 33
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I have one of those on a hackint....Q6600 OC'd to 3GHz

Anyway, stop arguing You're really killing my zen thing here.

On another note, how long does TIM last?
it should last until you dismount the cooler, but i guess that might depend on the TIM.....
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it should last until you dismount the cooler, but i guess that might depend on the TIM.....
I actually meant a tube of TIM, how long that lasts once opened (lid firmly on the whole time)
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I actually meant a tube of TIM, how long that lasts once opened (lid firmly on the whole time)
Never had a tube lost long enough to test this out lol. good question!
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post #26 of 33
Silver arrow. It's cheaper too


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post #27 of 33
With stock fans on each, I'd have to say go with the Silver Arrow as well.

They both go for about $80.
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I actually meant a tube of TIM, how long that lasts once opened (lid firmly on the whole time)
for most of us they last until we use it all up
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for most of us they last until we use it all up
Well, put it this way. I've had a tube of MX-3 for...oh going on a year (a little over) now. Is it still good to use? Or would the noctua be better? Or...? Sorry for the questions, I basically just listen to advice for solutions to my dilemmas
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I believe it depends on the TIM. I think I read some can separate over time, but some guy had like a 5-year-old tube of AS5 that didn't seem to look funny.

I'd venture to guess 1 or 2 year minimum for any TIM though.
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Well, put it this way. I've had a tube of MX-3 for...oh going on a year (a little over) now. Is it still good to use? Or would the noctua be better? Or...? Sorry for the questions, I basically just listen to advice for solutions to my dilemmas
Squirt a little out to see if it's separating, but I'd bet a lot of money it's perfectly fine.
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