Belial, the Phobya Balancer res is pretty nice, but I can't recommend it because the clips that come with it are cheap and break extremely easily.
What are clips?
After seeing the pics, I shunned away from it and used ID7 instead. I know not everyone had these issues but it was enough for me to keep away. Destroying my Tahitis and w/ prices skyrocketing for 79xx series, no thanks tongue.gif. I'll stick w/ my old and trusty Ceramique for now. I'll be buying a tube of MX-4 or something else down the road. I have a few milligrams left of Ceramique. Temps are pretty good so I have no concerns. Just hoping no one destroys their gear using something as simple as thermal compound thumb.gif.
MX-4 is pretty mediocre as well. Why would you spend $100s on premo water cooling and the very best components, and then use garbage, cheapo thermal paste lol...
You say temps are good, but I promise you a better paste would give you even better temps. There is not a single report of 'destroyed' gear with CLU and it sounds like you are just highly misinformed about thermal pastes. Things have come a long way since the days of DDR2, when MX-4 came out. Hegrease is the best ceramique by far, but PK-3, Masscool, Gelid, and even NH-T1 are muh better choices if you don't want to use CLU or CLP even.
The only possible 'destroying' is electrically conductive pastes, but I don't think anyone's even done that with CLU. With the way it is, it'd be impossible to use 'too much'.