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What are the best thermal pastes on the market right now?

post #1 of 13
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Since Newegg is offering 25% Off Thermal Pastes for Black November, I thought I'd use it to my advantage to re-do my CPU and GPU heat-sinks. I've been out of the loop (no pun intended ) for much too long now.

My CPU is on water, but GPUs aren't. They run cool on air even at max voltage clocks.
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post #2 of 13
indigo extreme is one of the best, and most expensive. Also MX4 is good.
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post #3 of 13
Shin etsu, IC diamond, indigo extreme, and mx-4
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I've only used MX3 before, so I'm leaning towards MX4, but is this the Shin-Etsu I should be considering?
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post #6 of 13
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In that case, I'll go with the MX4
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post #7 of 13
Personally I like the MX-2 best because of its low viscosity. And as stated in Skinnees test the difference between MX-2 and MX-4 is only 0.28C.
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post #8 of 13
I use Antec Formula 7, better than MX-2

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post #9 of 13
I use pk-1 its easy to apply not thick like icd
post #10 of 13
The above graph shows...Indigo extreme....apply it once and forget it...it's as good as it gets
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