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post #1 of 43
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Hello guys

I am looking to buy the best theramal paste around, and i need to know overall what is the best TIM out there,ive seen that the Indigo Extreme and the collaboratory Liquid PRO are excellent. Other one i am seeing and it seems excellent is the Shin-Etsu X23-7783D

The things i am looking for are:

- Great paste durability
- Extreme conductive properties.

Looking forward for your responses

Thanks
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post #2 of 43
I've always used IC Diamond 24 carat.
Better than AS5 by a few C's
    
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post #3 of 43
Indigo Xtreme is the best there is. Do know that you only get 2 applications per purchase, and it has a much different method of application than other TIM's.
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post #4 of 43
IC Diamond
AC MX-2/3/4
AS Matrix/TC Grease 0098
TIM Consultants Quantum
OCZ Freeze
Gelid GC-Extreme
Shin Etsu X23-7783d

All of these perform within a few *C of each other.
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post #5 of 43
CoolIt Labs Liquid Pro or something. Liquid TIM ftw? LOL
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post #6 of 43
80-way TIM test.
That led me to this, which I found I kept coming back to because of its consistency. SVC TIM's ship free.
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post #7 of 43
I don't buy that 80-way TIM testing. It's a good reference tool, but the fact that they have AS5 beating out the whole crowd makes me say nay. In my personal experience, AS5 (with the 200 hour cure time) was easily beaten by all the TIMs in my previous post by ~7*C.

Coollaboratory Liquid Metal Pro is literally LIQUID METAL! It will fuse the cooler to the CPU, so it better be done corectly the first time. It is also the single most effective TIM.
Indigo Extreme is the second best, but it is very expensive $$$$$.
Then comes all of the other TIMs already mentioned. They are easy to apply (some more than others), easy to clean, and are very effective. They won't break the bank either.
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post #8 of 43
Shin Etsu. 'Nuff said.
    
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post #9 of 43
As far as durability goes, both MX-3 and MX-4 have very long term durability. 5+ years according to Arctic Cooling, the manufacturer.
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post #10 of 43
OCZ Freeze was the best I've ever used. It's good for times where you will be putting on a heatsink and immediately overclocking to the max because there's no cure time required. Unfortunately, it's next to impossible to find nowadays.
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