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what thermal paste should i order artic mx-4 or prolimatech pro pk3 ?

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i remounted my corsair h100i and removed the pre applied thermal paste and used cooler master htk-002 and my temps went up 3c . i want a thermal paste that would be better then the corsair pre applied stuff . what would be better the artic mx-4 or prolimatech pro pk3 ? i am open to suggestions but i don't want to spend more then $10
    
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i have h100i also, highly recommends mx-4 as i use it too. Temps are nice and even non delided 4.6ghz now the temps on full stress dont exceed 82 C smile.gif hope i helped
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PK stuff is good I hear. Also the Noctua dt1, or gelid extreme.
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i have h100i also, highly recommends mx-4 as i use it too. Temps are nice and even non delided 4.6ghz now the temps on full stress dont exceed 82 C smile.gif hope i helped
is artic mx4 better then the pre applied stuff corsair uses ? I was leaning towards the pk3 paste because it only $6.99 the artic mx-4 is $9.99 is the artic mx4 worth the extra $3 over the pk3 ?
    
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well imo the preapplied was crap. The compound i had on cooler was so strudy that it didnt wanted to stick to cpu lol. Because of it i couldnt even oc properly, now with mx4 as i said i get very good temp scores smile.gif

Also about prices, if it;s important thing then do never compromise, if you are looking for something good, pay for it more that's my ideology on buying stuff for pc
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