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MX-2, MX-4, NT-H1 or PK-3?

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Arctic Cooling MX-2
Arctic Cooling MX-4
NT-H1
Prolimatech PK-3

a better alternative?

Hi, I can't really decide between those and I was hoping I could get some answers here. I have noticed there is much more threads like this but majority of them is pretty old. I will be using this paste mainly for my GPU which is HD7950 Windforce 3. Thank you!
Edited by n00pe - 11/25/13 at 12:07pm
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i use mx-4 because it easy to find , not too expensive and it s not conducting.

i personally think any perf gain of the conductive tim is not worth the risk at all.
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Originally Posted by Ashuiegi View Post

i use mx-4 because it easy to find , not too expensive and it s not conducting.

i personally think any perf gain of the conductive tim is not worth the risk at all.
Yeah the MX-4 seems to be really worth the money although I'm not sure if it performs better than mentioned PK-3 :/
post #4 of 11

from my experience, pk1 > mx2

 

so its more of a toss up between the mx4 and the pk3

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No Gelid GC Extreme on there?
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on this review they put the pk-3 at 2.20 and the mx-4 at 2.27 between cpu and cooler,....
http://forum.hwbot.org/showthread.php?t=71658
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post #7 of 11
i use both the mx-2 and the mx-4 i sorta like the mx-4 better but the mx-2 is cheaper so i use them mx-2 on my rigs that i dont overclock and use the mx-4 on the rigs i do but both are really good options id say go with the mx-4 for a gpu
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No Gelid GC Extreme on there?
Is it actually any good? Would you consider it better over these mentioned? Also is it this the one you are talking about http://www.czc.cz/gelid-gc03-extreme/90972/produkt?
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on this review they put the pk-3 at 2.20 and the mx-4 at 2.27 between cpu and cooler,....
http://forum.hwbot.org/showthread.php?t=71658
This is actually a pretty good thread, thank you for that it seems like Gelid GC-Extreme is the clear winner here even though I haven't mentioned it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ashuiegi View Post

i use mx-4 because it easy to find , not too expensive and it s not conducting.

i personally think any perf gain of the conductive tim is not worth the risk at all.

i would also go for the MX-4 just because of this reason. wouldnt care if a conductive TIM performs 1-3C better at a risk of damaging something when something goes wrong when applying
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