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Okay guys at the moment I don't have my mobo (swapping it for the b3 mobo) but I'v run out of TIM, been using IC7 and temps have been great. I was thinking to either to order the ic7 again or go for some different.

My question is which do you think I should go for, money is not an issue, even if there is a 1c difference please let me know.

The choices are:

Ic Diamond 7
Shin Etsu x23-7762
Shin Etsu x23-7783D
Indigo Extreme (not available in the UK anywhere)


Thanks.

EDIT: By the way what is the difference between the two shin etsu's?
Edited by munaim1 - 6/7/11 at 4:53pm
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Ic Diamond 7 - never used it

Shin Etsu x23-7762 - love it!
Shin Etsu x23-7783D - love it! (my preference)

Ive used SE on all my CPUs and GPUs and have always been impressed.

Ive started using MX4 now, as I cant secure any SE for the moment and thats pretty decent too

Indigo Extreme - Ive read this is great stuff but expensive. Its not like any TIM you have used and application is tricky.

200 rep! Thanks
Edited by Sethy666 - 6/7/11 at 4:22pm
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Ic Diamond 7 - never used it

Shin Etsu x23-7762 - love it!
Shin Etsu x23-7783D - love it! (my preference)

Ive used SE on all my CPUs and GPUs and have always been impressed.

Ive started using MX4 now, as I cant secure any SE for the moment and thats pretty decent too

Indigo Extreme - Ive read this is great stuff but expensive. Its not like any TIM you have used and application is tricky.


thanks for info +rep.

What is the difference between the two shin etsu's? any idea how it fairs against indigo?
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For the EK block I'd go with the X23-7783D. The 7762 is better for a rougher finish like an H70/H50 or a direct heatpipe type air cooler.
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The shin-etsu is the best conventional tim on the list, though the indigio xtreme is a lot better. The indigo xtreme costs around $20 per application (1 processor only per package) but has the highest conductivity, as it's metal.
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For the EK block I'd go with the X23-7783D. The 7762 is better for a rougher finish like an H70/H50 or a direct heatpipe type air cooler.
Sounds like application will be easier with 7783D. Thanks +rep


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The shin-etsu is the best conventional tim on the list, though the indigio xtreme is a lot better. The indigo xtreme costs around $20 per application (1 processor only per package) but has the highest conductivity, as it's metal.
A lot better?? by how much?? proof please. thanks
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For the EK block I'd go with the X23-7783D. The 7762 is better for a rougher finish like an H70/H50 or a direct heatpipe type air cooler.
Agreed. The 7762 is more viscus and is better suited to rougher finishes, as stated. Having said that, they both work really well.

Tip: Place the SE syringe in a cup of hot water (not boiling) for a few minutes. This will allow it to be applied more easily

Here is some data from Skinnee Labs regarding TIMs

http://skinneelabs.com/tim/comparison-2011/
Edited by Sethy666 - 6/7/11 at 4:34pm
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Agreed. The 7762 is more viscus and is better suited to rougher finishes, as stated. Having said that, they both work really well.

Tip: Place the SE syringe in a cup of hot water (not boiling) for a few minutes. This will allow it to be applied more easily
thanks for the tip, so it seems that both shin etsu's perform exactly the same, it's just the 7783D is easier to apply.

I popped over skineelabs before making the thread, I would love to try the indigo extreme and see how it does on my system, unfortunatly not available in the UK.

What about Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra? For now it does seem that I may likely go for the x23-7783D but I might also get another just to do some comparisons.
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The thing about Indigio Xtreme is that is you don't have to worry about remounted regarding contacts. In Skinnee's review you can see that all other TIM have performance variation due to mounting, while Indigio Xtreme isn't really affect by this.
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thanks for the tip, so it seems that both shin etsu's perform exactly the same, it's just the 7783D is easier to apply.
Ive poped a link to Skinnee Labs in my previous post so you can compare the various TIMs.
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