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I will be cooling my CPU with a corsair H60 push and pull config. I cant make up my mind on any of these.

1.Stock Corsair paste
2.MX2
3.MX3
4.MX4
5.Artic silver 5

Things i will be using the paste on
AMD 1090T @ 4ghz
Nvidia 470GTX @ 800/1600/1800
Intel Q9450 @ stock
    
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post #2 of 8
Stock paste and then Mx4 if you have to pull it off.

The stock paste is etsu-shin.


I use mx4 on my gtx580 and i7 920.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
Stock paste and then Mx4 if you have to pull it off.

The stock paste is etsu-shin.


I use mx4 on my gtx580 and i7 920.
How are your temps on the 580 with that MX4 paste?
    
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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T @ 4Ghz GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H(rev 2.2) MSI Twin Frozr II 470GTX 800MHz/1600/1800 G.Skill RipJaws 8GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 500GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1 SAMSUNG SyncMaster 2233SW 21.5inch 1920x1080 A4TECH mini keyboard 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 500GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1 SAMSUNG SyncMaster 2233SW 21.5inch 1920x1080 A4TECH mini keyboard 
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post #4 of 8
AS5 is garbage now a days. shin etsu and mx4 are top dog.
 
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post #5 of 8
This should answer any questions about which TIM to use:
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...=150&Itemid=62
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
I guess ill be going with the MX4 its fairly cheap.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T @ 4Ghz GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H(rev 2.2) MSI Twin Frozr II 470GTX 800MHz/1600/1800 G.Skill RipJaws 8GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 500GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1 SAMSUNG SyncMaster 2233SW 21.5inch 1920x1080 A4TECH mini keyboard 
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Corsair TXV2 850W COOLER MASTER HAF X Nvidia Edition Microsoft Optical Mouse 3000 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T @ 4Ghz GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H(rev 2.2) MSI Twin Frozr II 470GTX 800MHz/1600/1800 G.Skill RipJaws 8GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 500GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1 SAMSUNG SyncMaster 2233SW 21.5inch 1920x1080 A4TECH mini keyboard 
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post #7 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by shorty12 View Post
How are your temps on the 580 with that MX4 paste?
they are both watercooled. but..

full load PRIME and FURMARK

65c CPU
45c GPU

fans at 700RPM
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KeyboardPowerCase
Ducky Shine 1 MX-Red Corsair AX 860i  Fractal Design Node 804 Black 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
500GB Samsung 840 EVO H105 Win 10 ASUS ROG PG279 
KeyboardPowerCase
Ducky Shine 1 MX-Red Corsair AX 860i  Fractal Design Node 804 Black 
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Core i7 @ 2.6  GT650 16GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM 256GB SSD 
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post #8 of 8
MX4 is good. I can vouch for it. Idle temps at 40C and 60C load with CM Hyper 212 Plus.
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