So just switched from Deepcool z5 tim to Phobya HeGrease and let me tell you I am impressed. Dropped my temps ~6c across all 4 cores and brought them in tighter together (core 3 is always lower, but now it's only by 4c). Before the Z5 I had had Shin Etsu 751 and MX2 and they had given me similar results. Now, I can't say this is a straight apples to apples comparison because I made a few other "minor" changes while I was at it.
By minor I mean:
Moved out of my 600T to a Silverstone TJ07
Installed my first GPU block (EK 7970 Fullcover Copper/Plexi CSQ with backplate)
Threw out my cloudy Primoflex and replaced it with Masterkleer
Added a heatsink for my MCP35x (Now makes an odd hum at full load under pwm, not real sure what that's about)
Replaced the 35x pump reservoir with an EK 250 Advanced
Added a shroud to the push side of my GT360 Black Ice Stealth
Added 2 more Gentle Typhoon AP15's to the pull side (Third wouldn't fit, or at least fit and have room to exhaust, with the psu)
And finally filled it all up with Mayhem's Aurora Namron Yellow
Please pardon both the horrible cell phone pictures and the lackluster cable management. Wife is ordering my sleeve from MDPC as my Christmas gift in addition to tickets to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra (I love their show, go every year we've been together). So in 2 months or I'll try sleeving for the first time and make everything look a bit nicer. Also plan to have all that ugly non painted aluminum inside powder coated at some point.
So onto a few teaser pictures:
On a serious note, the switch to Phobya HeGrease was a good one. Deepcool Z5, MX2, and Shin Etsu 751 all had performed similarly for me, and even after lapping my water block still exhibited a 5-7C spread with core 3 being so much lower. The HeGrease dropped that to 3C, and after adding more restriction and heat to my loop while only adding a shroud to my 3 push fans and then adding 2 pull fans my CPU still dropped in temperature under load.Edited by teamrushpntball - 10/25/12 at 10:31pm