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I always hear everyone praise Arctic Silver 5, im considering that, though Newegg says the Tx-2 is great as well
As5 was the original great aftermarket tim. There are superior products on the market now.

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@LuckySe7ens thanks for the link. At 2 bucks more this is a great deal. I'll definately get this (unless someone else rapidly shows up with a better fan/thermal paste deal lol).

However, to all concerned, I think I found out my main problem: dust. I was rewiring (nod to ishimura) and saw that my cpu cooler was full of dust under the fan. I had a compressed gas bottle and sprayed out all I could. Right now I'm iddling at a solid 42C which is a big drop from the 50C I was at earlier. To keep it out I should just get dust screens for the side pannel correct? I mean the front is all dust panneled already from the factory and the top and back fans are exhaust. The only open area is the mesh side pannel where there are no fans (yet).
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post #23 of 46
Dust filters are key. You can use the cheap panty hose method, or you can spend some money on legit filters, I use silverstone filters on my internal fans and my side panel fan. They come in pack of two and come with the filter and a fan grill.
post #24 of 46
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Right, I'll order a CM Hyper 212+, and start fixing up my cables. How about good thermal paste?
AS5 is somthing I try to avoid, On their website it says it has a cure time of 200 hours.

I have grown fond of ICDiamond7. Dropped my temps by 2c on my CPU, and 4-5c on GPU.

More important than witch TIM, is how you apply it. Dont follow the "spread" method. a small dab in the center of the CPU works great, if you use the CM212+ be sure to Twist or rotate the heat sink while pushing down, to make sure that you get full covrage on the heat pipes.
Also, if you have to reseat the 212+ be sure to clean out the gaps inbetween the heat pipe's and the heat plate extreamly well, I had to use a tooth pick to get all the TIM out of there.

Edit: If you get the CM 212+ its a good idea to get a second fan for it. CM 212+ use's R4 Pwm Blade masters. another tip when using a push pull set up on the cooler's is to use a Spliter so that you can ensure that both fans have the same voltage, this means both fans will spin at as close to the same rate as possible. if one fan has more power than the other it will put strain on the other fan causing a shorter lifespan. Another good thing about the Pwm fans is if your mobo supports it you can use the PWM function, so the fans will be quiet when the CPU is not under load, but will ramp up as temp rise's.
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post #25 of 46
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@ishimura2446 and @KhaoticKomputing thanks for the advice guys
I think I'm going to go with the combo deal LuckySe7ens suggested though. The Sunbeam seems like a better cooler with two fans and it comes with tx4 thermal paste all for 30 bucks. Good deal on the egg.
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Check out my edit to my above post
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post #27 of 46
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@KhaoticKomputing right, so basically what you're saying is the CM212+ can be as good as the Sunbeam (however it doesn't come with that extra fan blade or thermal paste = more $$
Also: care to explain to the noob how these fan controllers work lol?
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post #28 of 46
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@KhaoticKomputing right, so basically what you're saying is the CM212+ can be as good as the Sunbeam (however it doesn't come with that extra fan blade or thermal paste = more $$
Also: care to explain to the noob how these fan controllers work lol?
Due to the price of the Sunbeam cooler, and looking at it. It makes me warry.
The heat pipes are bigger than the CM 212+, but the 212+ has more heat pipe's. the fact that you get the cooler, 2 fans, and the little controller gizmo also makes me warry, you get what you pay for. I did some google search's and some of them temps people reported with it fail to the temps I had with my 212+. But I have never used the Sunbeam cooler befor.
The little fan conterller that it comes with is simple. you plut the fans into the pci bracket controller, and the controller into the mother board CPU fan header. you can do one of 2 things. Put it on "smart mode" witch will allow the mother board to adjust the fan speed based on CPU temps, or you can use the knob to turn the fans to what ever speed you like.
Thats some hefty claims on their behalf, it just screams gimick to me, but I have never used the CPU cooler befor so take that with a grain of salt.
If I where in your shoe's I would get the CM212+ use the single fan and the TIM they send with it. I can say for a fact that it will keep your CPU nice and cool for the money.

I looked but couldnt find a Sunbeam twister vs CM 212+ review, or stats on how much CFM the fans pull... some one may be able to chime in on this though.
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i was thinking about getting the sunbeam just to review it, but i personally wouldn't use the fan controller even if it came with one for the 212+ I would rather just let my mobo handle that. 2 fans for the 212+ won't make it that much cooler so you can always just get another fan later or ask for another from CM. Although I would get new TIM for either cooler the cm 212+ no longer comes with good TIM
   
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Ok, looking at Newegg, I guess I'll go with the CM212+ (I know I keep swinging back and forth with w/e someone says but thats the point isn't it?). I mean, thousands of good reviews to a handful, I think I'll be much safer with the CM212+. Plus, TX-4 is supposed to be a pain to spread and get out. Say I was to get it, how would I go about making it two fan like you guys said if I wanted? Also, after looking around Newegg, I think I'll get this Arctic Cooling TIM (Look I'm using acronyms now!): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186038
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