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post #21 of 50
Phobya HeGrease, Prolimatech PK-1, and IC Diamond 7 are probably the best traditional TIMs. Indigo Xtreme/Maingear Epic T1000 is the best non-traditional TIM.

There's no real reason to buy AS5 anymore, not with the ridiculously long cure time.

That said, the difference between the best TIMs is pretty marginal. You'll see bigger performance gains from better fans.
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There's no real reason to buy AS5 anymore, not with the ridiculously long cure time.
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The long cure time is sort of a non issue. The cooling should improve over that time period. AS5 is still a great choice and performs very well.
post #23 of 50
Gelid GC-Extreme is good too (I believe Phobya HeGrease is a rebrand of this one, or the other way around)
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PK1 for the price:performance.
   
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post #25 of 50
There are so many that are so close that the difference in re-seating is probably greater then the difference in the top TIMs.
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post #26 of 50
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Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra, best TIM I've ever used.

I second that notion.
post #27 of 50
I use Coollaboratory liquid pro on my delidded 3770K for both above and below the IHS.
post #28 of 50
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The long cure time is sort of a non issue. The cooling should improve over that time period. AS5 is still a great choice and performs very well.

Well, coupled with the fact that it costs more than better TIMs and that it has a ~200 hour cure time, I really don't see how people can still think it's relevant. I mean, Ceramique is better and cheaper and doesn't have a cure time, yet people still buy AS5. AS5, IMO, should only be used if you have a tube of it lying around.
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post #29 of 50
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Well, coupled with the fact that it costs more than better TIMs and that it has a ~200 hour cure time, I really don't see how people can still think it's relevant. I mean, Ceramique is better and cheaper and doesn't have a cure time, yet people still buy AS5. AS5, IMO, should only be used if you have a tube of it lying around.

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post #30 of 50
4g tube of Mx-4 for $6.65

You're not looking at much temperature variation in the upper tier traditional TIMs.

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Load vs ambient delta. hah chocolate. Not so sure about that chart. IC7 was 3-4 degrees under cured AS5 for me.
Edited by Genzel - 10/31/12 at 1:43pm
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