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post #1 of 14
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My trusty tube of AS5 is running low so it's time to stock up on thermal paste. What paste would you guys recommend?
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I'm a big fan of MX3 and OCZ freeze! thumb.gif
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Arctic MX-4 FTW.
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OCZ Freeeezzee ^^^
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There's really not much of a difference between high-end pastes these days, so you may as well just go with whatever's cheapest. Ceramique 2 is the most frugal choice by far.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100018
    
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post #6 of 14
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Thanks for the input guys keep them coming. I hear a lot about Arctic Cooling MX-2, MX-3, and MX-4. Is there much difference among them?
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Originally Posted by aroc91 View Post

There's really not much of a difference between high-end pastes these days, so you may as well just go with whatever's cheapest. Ceramique 2 is the most frugal choice by far.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100018
Thanks, that looks like a pretty good value per gram of paste. While I enjoy value, I don't get paste often so I don't mind paying a little extra for the best. Still it looks like that performs pretty good: link (35C versus lowest of 32C).
Edited by Ben the OCer - 8/23/12 at 6:59pm
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post #7 of 14
MX-2 takes my vote, cheap and good. Another alternative which i have tried is the Antec Formula 7 (it is thicker, so you should warm it up just a bit before applying it, but it gives me the same temps than the MX-2)
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I enjoy IC Diamond, however it IS Abrasive, so that seems to be a turn off for some people
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post #9 of 14
MX-2 or Arctic Silver 5 has always been good for me.
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I chose to grab a 5G tube of PK1 when I ordered all my water parts, despite having a tube of AS5, one of Antec Formula 7, three of Swiftech TM1, and one that I can't remember which it is but believe is Ceramique 2.

The reviews were so good for PK1 that I had to get it, lol. I was going to get some "HeGrease" but was OOS everywhere.
   
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