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As the title suggests. Now that I'm starting my adventure into liquid cooling, several persons I know suggested replacing the preapplied thermal paste with something like arctic silver. Is the default one really so bad? I will be doing overclocking but nothing extensive. Just enabling xmp profile will be enough for me ram wise and probably that easy tuning available in maximus viii bios.
Edited by Ch3vr0n - 7/4/16 at 1:44pm
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Leave the stock Shin Etsu TIM alone. It's much better than Arctic Silver 5.
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Another one mentioned was ic-diamond k7 or k24. What about that one? I appreciate your input. Just to be exact the cooler is the h100i v2, not the first generation of it.
Edited by Ch3vr0n - 7/4/16 at 5:25pm
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post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by Ch3vr0n View Post

Another one mentioned was ic-diamond k7 or k24. What about that one? I appreciate your input. Just to be exact the cooler is the h100i v2, not the first generation of it.

The thing is, AS5 and IC-D "were" the standard TIMs but not any more. Shin Etsu is better and so are EK TIM and Thermal CF3.

Corsair have given you the optimal TIM for your produced's waterblock, so stick with it.
Here's Shin Etsu home page. They really know what they are doing!
https://www.shinetsu.co.jp/en/
Edited by BradleyW - 7/5/16 at 4:54pm
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I plan on doing my first ever cpu overclock using the asus AI suite that comes with the board (maximus viii formula). This because of I have no experience with the hardware aka bios way. Going by multiple videos i looked at, the combination of board and cpu (6700k) should be able to reach a 4,6-4,8Ghz oc. My use of the system will be having heavy gaming (but my gtx 1080 on order should handle that), and video encoding using a few applications that use x264 which I know it's a cpu intensive encoder that pulls full load.

It's it good enough to handle 6-8h sessions or longer of 100% cpu load at 4,8Ghz (assuming the AI suite will determine that a viable oc)? If you say it is, it'll definitely be easy to apply that cooler and save a lot of time cleaning the preapplied one of and not scratching the copper surface and reapplying if wrong on the cpu.
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post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by Ch3vr0n View Post

I plan on doing my first ever cpu overclock using the asus AI suite that comes with the board (maximus viii formula). This because of I have no experience with the hardware aka bios way. Going by multiple videos i looked at, the combination of board and cpu (6700k) should be able to reach a 4,6-4,8Ghz oc. My use of the system will be having heavy gaming (but my gtx 1080 on order should handle that), and video encoding using a few applications that use x264 which I know it's a cpu intensive encoder that pulls full load.
It's it good enough to handle 6-8h sessions or longer of 100% cpu load at 4,8Ghz (assuming the AI suite will determine that a viable oc)? If you say it is, it'll definitely be easy to apply that cooler and save a lot of time cleaning the preapplied one of and not scratching the copper surface and reapplying if wrong on the cpu.

You have the best TIM for the job unless you buy the liquid ultra extreme stuff, but that needs to be sanded off when it comes to reapplying it after a year or so. eek.gif
As for temps, it's impossible to predict without knowing your airflow, quality of the chip, ambinet temps, fan speed, fan config, type of fan and so on. Also AI tweak sometimes gives the system too much voltage for stability. That will add to the temps. I think an OC of around 4.5GHz would be comfortable temperature wise, perhaps 4.6GHz with good airflow and decent voltage levels.
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Thanks, I'll stick with the default paste then. If the system is unstable I'll know very quickly. X264 is extremely sensitive when it comes to unstable overklocks. Thanks for the responses.
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