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they are $8 in my local store and I've heard very good reputation of it...

anyone else have better suggestions ?
    
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AS5 is a really good compound, that should do you fine.
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i would say yes, i have only ever used AS5, alot of places stock it and it's very cheap.

On the other hand some people say that Liquid pro's Liquid metal is slightly better but costs twice as much.
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Yeah AS5 is great. I would probably chose it first, with Arctic Cooling MX-2 a really, really close second.
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Yeah AS5 is great. I would probably chose it first, with Arctic Cooling MX-2 a really, really close second.
MX-2 cools 1-3c better typically, so I don't see why its second
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Im using Tuniq tx-2 abit better performance than as5 it also doesn't conduct electricity, which is bad if you somehow get some on the cpu( yes this happened to me because the previous installer used a TON).

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sunbeam/TX-2/4.html
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MX-2 cools 1-3c better typically, so I don't see why its second
I just like the way AS5 spreads..
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so MX-2 from artic cooler is actually better than AS5 ??

update: i just read a couple of articles and they claimed the MX-2 has 1-2c temp drop over the AS5....so i guess i am going for the MX-2
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post #9 of 22
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AS5 is a really good compound, that should do you fine.
Agreed. But if you want the best, get yourself some MX-2
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Im using Tuniq tx-2 abit better performance than as5 it also doesn't conduct electricity, which is bad if you somehow get some on the cpu( yes this happened to me because the previous installer used a TON).

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sunbeam/TX-2/4.html
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Isn't that the entire point of Thermal Paste?
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