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Hello, I finally got my money together and am about to order!
I know the 2600k is much better Bang for Buck but I planned to get a 990X for some time.

Now my question is on Tim, I want the best!

Anyone used Indigo Xtreme, I know its not really Tim but anyone had experince with it? Would love to know what you guys think about it
IX http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_163&products_id=13995

Anyways besides the Indigo Xtreme what else is good out of these or best second after Indigo Xtreme, if IX is the best.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=207_163

Anyways would love your advice!

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
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Indigo Extreme is the best there is, period. Though the application method of it is fairly tricky and I don't want to ever have to cry if I screw that up. SO, Prolimatech PK 1 is your best bet.

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+1 for Indigo Extreme.
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Shin-Etsu, but hard to find.
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Originally Posted by XNine;13465194 
Indigo Extreme is the best there is, period. Though the application method of it is fairly tricky and I don't want to ever have to cry if I screw that up. SO, Prolimatech PK 1 is your best bet.

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What does it involve? How hard is it? if anybody knows wink.gif
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Originally Posted by PowerTrip;13465203 
Shin-Etsu, but hard to find.
Dam they used to have it at this store but don't anymore frown.gif

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
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post #7 of 19
shin etsu off ebay
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post #8 of 19
Nevermind, I need to update my TIM knowledge so I just did a quick search and found that the Indigo Xtreme does indeed put Shin-Etsu in 2nd Place.

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The Indigo Xtreme TIM is, frankly, a totally different TIM compared to what computer enthusiasts are accustomed to. It's not a ceramic paste, it's not a metallic paste, it's not a metallic paint, it's not a liquid metal, it's not a metal pad, it's....something very different. The makers of Indigo Xtreme say it best: "Indigo Xtreme™ is a self-contained and sealed structure, deploying a Phase Change Metallic Alloy (PCMA) which reflows and fills surface asperities on the CPU lid and heat sink. The resultant interfacial layer is void-free and robust, with low thermal contact and bulk resistance." In Layman's terms, it's a plastic card-like outer frame with a partial ring of metal that, once heated and allowed to reflow between the IHS and the cooler, forms a thin layer of metal perfectly adapted to the two surfaces. It's a high-tech TIM.

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post #9 of 19
The one your 990 is going to come with. It's shin Etsu.
     
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post #10 of 19
And a more comprehensive roundup from SkinneeLabs, though Shin Etsu is not on the list (I'd still go with PK1).
http://skinneelabs.com/2011-tim-results/3/
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