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as5 is dated but still a great choice as its pretty cheap..
i have friends who swear my ic7 diamond (and is what im going to try next)
but honestly the best luck ive had thus far would me mx4
if you really wanna squeeze every last bit you can out..indigo extreme(as previously mentioned) is the current reigning heavy weight champion
unless your planning on going sub zero..then that changes everything stuff starts to act a lil weird when it gets that cold
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as5 is dated but still a great choice as its pretty cheap..
i have friends who swear my ic7 diamond (and is what im going to try next)
but honestly the best luck ive had thus far would me mx4
if you really wanna squeeze every last bit you can out..indigo extreme(as previously mentioned) is the current reigning heavy weight champion
unless your planning on going sub zero..then that changes everything stuff starts to act a lil weird when it gets that cold

AS5 is pricier than the offerings from Tuniq, Arctic Cooling, Gelid, Prolimatech, Phobya, etc and has an obscene curing period (200 hours). It was great back in the day, but only really persists because of institutionalization. What's sad is that Ceramique 2 is better and cheaper, yet people still buy AS5 over it.

And sorry, I just have a vendetta against AS5.

ICD7 is solid TIM, but keep in mind that it's not something you want to apply and remove repeatedly. Since it has diamond particles suspended in the TIM, it will polish and abrade the heatsink base and IHS.
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post #13 of 26
Yep which is why I said AC5 isn't worth it anymore.

AC5 reminds me of Bose speakers actually. Great when it came out because there was no competition, now there's plenty of companies out making better products at a better price making them both irrelevant.
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post #14 of 26
Phobya=gelid gc extreme>nt-h1>pk1>chill factor III>AC MX2.
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post #15 of 26
Quote:
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as5 is dated but still a great choice as its pretty cheap..
i have friends who swear my ic7 diamond (and is what im going to try next)
but honestly the best luck ive had thus far would me mx4
if you really wanna squeeze every last bit you can out..indigo extreme(as previously mentioned) is the current reigning heavy weight champion
unless your planning on going sub zero..then that changes everything stuff starts to act a lil weird when it gets that cold

AS5 is pricier than the offerings from Tuniq, Arctic Cooling, Gelid, Prolimatech, Phobya, etc and has an obscene curing period (200 hours). It was great back in the day, but only really persists because of institutionalization. What's sad is that Ceramique 2 is better and cheaper, yet people still buy AS5 over it.

And sorry, I just have a vendetta against AS5.

ICD7 is solid TIM, but keep in mind that it's not something you want to apply and remove repeatedly. Since it has diamond particles suspended in the TIM, it will polish and abrade the heatsink base and IHS.
its not really that expensive? 5-8 bucks a tube?
and true wit icd7..how ever neither me nor the op mentioned frequent removal...i tend to set my water block and leave it there for quite some time..normally about 6 months to a year..
and yes creamique II can surpass as5
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post #16 of 26
I've used as5, the noctua stock stuff, ic diamond 7, phobya hegrease and prolimatech pk-1 on the same cpu with the same cooler with the same voltages and the same ambients and the pk-1 was 2c better than all the others. I'll be sticking with it for the forseeable future.
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Quote:
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its not really that expensive? 5-8 bucks a tube?

I never see it for less than $8 a tube and frequently see it shoot up to $12 a tube.
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If we are going by some of these bench tests, i just want to say Mayonnaise is a good TIM believe it or not...
 
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I don't know if it's the best, but I've had great results with TIM Consultants Quantum Thermal grease (better than IC Diamond).

http://www.tim-consultants.com/products.html
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its not really that expensive? 5-8 bucks a tube?

I never see it for less than $8 a tube and frequently see it shoot up to $12 a tube.
you got me there 5 bucks isnt common i do see it hanging around for about 8 though quite frequently

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If we are going by some of these bench tests, i just want to say Mayonnaise is a good TIM believe it or not...
and if it doesnt work out..sandvich time!
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