Originally Posted by 78@pwnt4lif3
I have a question guys, i got a H70 arriving Wed and i know it always comes with the tim applied already, as you can see i already currently own the H50 but knowing that it comes with the tim and it is spread a bit wide.
Do you think i'd have to wipe of the edges since they are too big and applied too wide to install it or leave it alone? I always weight the decision if i should use Artic Silver 5 on my H70 but i know the Shin is such a good tim. Why do they always spread it too wide? What if it gets on the other parts around by the processor cuz the tim is a bit wide but i dunno how it looks on the H70 compared to the H50?
Id be removing the factory pad and applying as5 but thats my personal preference , the block is physically no wider than the h50 so even if u were to use the shin etsu it would be fine aslong as you tighten the pump to the cpu correctly you should see a nice temp difference from the h50 , it wont make a mess dont worry ... What fans do you plan on using ?
Have you thought about lapping your cpu and the waterblock before you install ? maybe try that after so you can tell the temp differences . You will get better temps with a lapped cpu and block ..Thats a reason to buy some as5 also , you can play around with it take off the block etc if your not happy with temps and reapply the paste which u cant do with the shin etsu pad .
Best of luck getting it all in ur 1200 , hope it fits for ya =)Edited by Xristo - 12/6/10 at 4:00pm