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I usually build my systems on a tray and run them for a day (benches, gaming, etc...) then pull the heat sinks on mobo, gpu, cpu, and replace the TIM before putting anything in a case. Never had a issue with thermal pads tearing after just a day of use, and this way you don't risk having a bad board that you never bothered to test and risk rma issues or just plain old wasting your time.
    
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Not worth it for a couple degrees difference depending on the chip and paste if at all.

OCN IS the pursuit of Performance. If i can pick up some good TIM, where could i get it? And what brand? Arctic silver 5?
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Not worth it for a couple degrees difference depending on the chip and paste if at all.

OCN IS the pursuit of Performance. If i can pick up some good TIM, where could i get it? And what brand? Arctic silver 5?

IC Diamond
Gelid GC Extreme
Phobya HE-Grease


Those are the best, Try Amazon or Newegg
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Thanks everyone. If i find the courage to do this soon, i will love to post some pictures of my chip and the process.
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Go check out some of the TIM roundups... (there are a few linked from this site if you search)

I'm personally partial to the prolimatek pk3 (and pk1) AS5 is old as heck and not very good by today's standards... just stay away from the liquid metals or any thermal cements as they *may* destroy your chip if you try to take the cooler off at a later date.
    
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