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Originally Posted by vf-;14162463 
Is the tube/syringe versions of Shin Etsu suppose to be thick? it's not smeary like what I'm use to with Arctic Silver. Though it does fill in any lines nicely. You can smear it but at times it reminds me of window sealant without the softness to it... like it comes away from the surface like playdough quite cleanly. It seems very easy to clean up. So I went the small pea route because of it.
It's soft just not as soft and greasy from what I'm so use to with Arctic Silver.

It certainly never felt like the stuff I cleaned off when I first got the H70 at the start of the year. It was really soft and greasy but sadly far too thick.

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Nope, not smeary. Is sposed to be somewhat thick, makes it easier to spread if you just put a pea sized dot right in the middle of the CPU and let the pump take care of the spread.

I found that it was much easier and I got better temps by not leaving a tail when I was done applying the proper amound. Use something to break the contact at the dollop not the syringe. Then back the plunger out and cap it. All good. biggrin.gif

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soon to be in this club, picking up my h50 tomorrow from BestBuy @ $39.99
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I ordered a H60 from Newegg with post pics with proof after I get it.
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Originally Posted by Ceadderman;14163137 
Nope, not smeary. Is sposed to be somewhat thick, makes it easier to spread if you just put a pea sized dot right in the middle of the CPU and let the pump take care of the spread.

I found that it was much easier and I got better temps by not leaving a tail when I was done applying the proper amound. Use something to break the contact at the dollop not the syringe. Then back the plunger out and cap it. All good. biggrin.gif

~Ceadder:drink:

I see. At first I thought the stuff had somewhat dried out but it wasn't until I started to spread it to test as it became a little softer.

I assume this stuff is a lot better than Arctic Silver 5? my temperatures seem much better but... too much has changed in my setup to compare. Though I have my eye set on the IC Diamond 24-Carat paste.

Copper base wasn't lapped at the time.
H70 rad use to be exhausting and is now an intake. 46c load, fans full speed vs intake 38c load with the fans at low rpm.

I now have two Sharkoon 2000rpm fans setup at the front running about 9xxrpm off the fan controller, 1 over the radiator with a 2 inch gap or so between the rad and fan so no dead spots. Setup like the old liquid cooled Apple G5's. Then a Nexus PWM 2000rpm fan pulling then set to kick in to full speed if it reaches 50c.

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Maybe its just because I woke up 10 minutes ago but I still don't quite grasp your setup. You have 2 of the one fans and then a nexus fan too?

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Follow now?

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Yeah I guess sort of lol. But you should add your system information so that we can see what you have in your rig. You can input it Here.
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Does anybody here at have this setup, a Cooler Master Excalibur Fan with a Corsair H60, if so what are your temps.
    
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I assume this stuff is a lot better than Arctic Silver 5? my temperatures seem much better but... too much has changed in my setup to compare.
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If you check Ceadderman's sig he has a link to a great comparison of different TIM. There are a couple of TIMs that are a little better than AS5 but mostly because they don't require a 200 hour cure time.

Once you allow the 200 hours though, AS5 is up there with some of the best TIMs. Read the article, it's well done.

Oh, nice build BTW.
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vf-... your Sharkoon should be the Push fan. It's a neat idea to run it the way you have it but true Push Pull setups put the higher RPM fan before the weaker RPM fan. The reason is that the waker fan will drag through the wake slowing down the Pull fan with the added turbulence. wink.gif

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