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Best TIM (thermal interface material) for cpu cooler

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i want to know the top TIM's, please suggest
    
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Shin Etsu X23, link coming in a sec. If you want a bit more risk but better cool, look at Indigo Xtreme (self setting) and Coolab liquid pro, essentially metal (BEWARE: Will pwn aluminum and probably will bond to your CPU and or cooler, very risky)

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Best possible is Indigo Xtreme, but it costs way too much and is a pain to install. Second best is Shin Etsu X23-7783D, which is what I personally use on builds that I try to squeeze every little temperature drop out of. Arctic Cooling MX-4 and Thermalright ChillFactor 3 are two other thermal pastes that are extremely great pastes that only perform ~.5C worse than Shin Etsu. I've tested at least 15 different thermal pastes, and highly recommend any of the 3 I stated above.
    
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Oh, this thread again... It had been a few hours since somebody asked this question...
    
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Indigo Xtreme, but it's a rip off for the price
    
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