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AS5 vs MX-3 vs Liquid Pro

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I'm going to order a Xigmatek Crossbow soon and thus I'll be reseating my heatsink. I still have some AS5 to use, but since I bought it there seem to be some better (?) TIMs avaliable. I'm thinking about getting some AC MX-2/3 or Coollaboratory Liquid Pro. Which of the three would be the best?

Also can these TIMs be applied this way:


or should they be spread on the CPU like it's shown in some reviews. Is Liquid Pro suitable for my heatsink, since it has some aluminum parts at the bottom? Should I bother at all?
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I don't advise Liquid Pro on that, no. As for the other 2, MX-3 is the better of the 2, however Shin Etsu X23 7783D is the best "normal" TIM; if you want a radically different (and expensive) TIM, Indigo Xtreme outperforms everything.
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MX-3 is the best. It is about 1C less than IC7 or something like that.
 
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post #4 of 4
mx2-mx3 hands down. cheap easy to spread and great results.
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