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How poo is the stock thermal paste on the H70 Core?

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So I'm getting the H70 Core for my new build and I just wanted to know how bad the stock thermal paste is. Will it decrease the temperatures significantly if I use my Antec Formula 7 with it? I want to get the lowest temps possible with it. BTW Don't tell me to buy the MX-4. Don't want to spend my money on something I already have.
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I know with the H80 and H100 it comes with high quality paste. Possible chance the H70 has good paste.
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There is absolutely no need to change the TIM that is pre applied. It's really good stuff thumb.gif Shin Etsu to be exact if my memory is working.
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It's some of the best POO money can buy. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by robbo2 View Post

There is absolutely no need to change the TIM that is pre applied. It's really good stuff thumb.gif Shin Etsu to be exact if my memory is working.

There ya go, "Shin Etsu" thanks for clearing my mind lol
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LOL. Thanks guys. I never knew stock thermal paste was that good. +1 for all you guys!
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Originally Posted by Reqkz View Post

LOL. Thanks guys. I never knew stock thermal paste was that good. +1 for all you guys!

Not all stock thermal paste is good. The cheap white stuff that is used on a lot of OE heatsinks is poor quality. Any of the top 25+ TIMs will deliver the same temps. within 1-2C.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-October-2011/1396/5

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/268354-29-thermal-compound-roundup-2011
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