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post #1 of 10
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I am pretty sure this question gets asked atleast 1x per day.... lol Rather than asking what is the best TIM I have got it down to 2 brands but 2 TIM's. Its the Final thing I need to decide on before placing my last order of water cooling parts.

Of course this will be used for water cooling on both CPU and GPU. Anyways here's my choices.


Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra 100% Metal Thermal Interface Material
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=27832

Or

Arctic Cooling MX-4 Ultra Premium Thermal Compound with High Thermal Conductivity
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=29276

Thanks in advance...
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post #2 of 10
in all honesty, it doesn't make a huge difference in temperature (a couple of degrees). the main difference is consistency and ease of use.

i used mx-4 for my rig and it worked wonders, running at right around ambient temp - and mine has a heck of a lot of WB's
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post #3 of 10
I like ac

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post #4 of 10
MX-4. The metal one already say it is not compatible with aluminum.
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post #5 of 10
if you will be using the tim for water cooling on the gpu make sure that it is non conductive you dont want to kill your gpu
i believe that the first one you linked is highly conductive
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I use MX-3 and 4, both are great.
    
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post #7 of 10
Dont get either of them, get some shin etsu x23-7783d. It's the most effective non-conductive TIM out there.
post #8 of 10
I'd go with the MX4. The Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra is conductive (and I would assume highly) which would worry me. I used TIM on my GPU RAM and VRMS and I wouldn't have done that with a conductive TIM.
 
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post #9 of 10
For CPU: Prolimatech PK-1, Indigo or OTHER

For else: X23-7783D

Why?

With great contact, PK-1 does awesome (some other do good so you can choose at your leisure).

For mediocre contact (most mobo, ram and GPU blocks) X-23-7783D beats every other TIM on the market. It has the best thermal properties when your not pressing anything really hard against a heat source.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rognin View Post
For CPU: Prolimatech PK-1, Indigo or OTHER

For else: X23-7783D

Why?

With great contact, PK-1 does awesome (some other do good so you can choose at your leisure).

For mediocre contact (most mobo, ram and GPU blocks) X-23-7783D beats every other TIM on the market. It has the best thermal properties when your not pressing anything really hard against a heat source.
don't you want the block to be pressed hard against the heatsource? cpu, etc...
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