Originally Posted by cssorkinman
Originally Posted by gordesky1
I have a question. What thermal paste is everyone using? Why i asked is im going to buy a new tube because im out of it when i order the core x9 today. Right now im using tuniq tx 2 which i bought last year and been pretty happy with it.
But i saw others like IC Diamond 7 Carat GELID Solutions GC-Extreme and Cooler Master IceFusion - 200 g which is a great deal for 17$ but im not sure how good it is.
For everyday usage AS 5 is hard to beat for its price/performance/longevity. I particularly like it for remounting GPU coolers , seems to stand up to the higher temps they tend to run at vs cpu's.
Ice fusion's only advantage over AS5 is that it is easier to clean off, no real advantage in temps and frankly I question it's longevity.
Never tired ICE diamond or Gelid, but from the reviews I looked at ( the trustworthy ones) show them having 2-3 C advantage at most.
Just my opinions , admittedly, I haven't spent a huge amount of time or effort to compare them in a scientific way.
most of the advantage something like MX-4, Gelid extreme (i've been using for 6-8months), IC diamond over something like AS5
is the cure time. as5 can take a week or more to cure properly
once cured there is at more a 5-6 * difference , (as5 vs gelid extreme)
I personally prefer thicker pastes but that is personal preference,
(for referance, in the past two years, I've use AS5, MX4, GC extreme, nt-h1 (noctua stuff), and a bunch of unbranded oem stuff.)Edited by FlailScHLAMP - 5/21/15 at 6:51am