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  • 16% (10)
    Artic Cooling 5
  • 73% (45)
    Shin Etsu
  • 9% (6)
    Other?
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post #11 of 37
CFIII, MXIII, Shin-E, are marginally better than AS-5.

The Noctua stuff that comes with the Nh-d14 is awesome.
The NH-d14 should be yawning at an overclock i7 @3.8 withh temps not exceeding 72 in 22ambient.

AS-5 per gram cost more than gold these days. LOL!
    
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AS-5 per gram cost more than gold these days. LOL!
What are you talking about? No it doesn't.

A 12 gram syringe of AS5 is ~$20USD. 1 GRAM of gold is $40USD+ as of this morning.


AS5 may not be the best, but for the coin you pay and the amount you get it is a good value. One $20 12g syringe of the stuff lasted me 5 years over 2 dozen CPU mounts I'd guess....ONE syringe of Shin-Etsu is gone after 1.5 months, 4 CPU mounts.
Edited by Skripka - 1/6/11 at 8:42am
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post #13 of 37
I have the D14, and I can tell you while the stuff that comes with it is good (NH1 I believe) it is nowhere near the best. The NEW synthetic Artic Silver is tied with Shin Etsu as the top performers.

Please refer to this guide here.

The link is also in my Signature as the 80 way thermal compound benchmark review.

As a personal opinion, I can not stand Artic Silver 5 and Shin Etsu has no cure times.
Edited by RagingCain - 1/6/11 at 8:58am
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post #14 of 37
shin etsu g751 is the best on the market.
    
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post #15 of 37
but as5 is so easy to work with !
    
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post #16 of 37
It's called a joke. It it too cost more than gold!

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What are you talking about? No it doesn't.

A 12 gram syringe of AS5 is ~$20USD. 1 GRAM of gold is $40USD+ as of this morning.


AS5 may not be the best, but for the coin you pay and the amount you get it is a good value. One $20 12g syringe of the stuff lasted me 5 years over 2 dozen CPU mounts I'd guess....ONE syringe of Shin-Etsu is gone after 1.5 months, 4 CPU mounts.
    
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post #17 of 37
AS5 is not the best or newest. It's just very popular because it's cheap.
post #18 of 37
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AS5 is not the best or newest. It's just very popular because it's cheap.
And because it was the greatest for a long time.
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post #19 of 37
If a half a gram of Shin is only lasting you 4 mounts you're using waaaaay too much. I did 3 mounts yesterday and used less than 1/10th of a gram. A rice grain size shot right in the middle of the cpu gets me a perfect circle of very thin coverage that extends to within 1/8" from the sides of the cpu. Perfect every time.
    
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post #20 of 37
its still the greatest ! AS5

Tuniq TX-3 (0) Aluminum Oxide Moderate .................................................. ..........37.65°C A+
Gelid GC-Extreme (0) Aluminum Oxide Low / Thin .................................................. 37.65°C A+
Thermaltake Grease A2150 (4) Polysynthetic Silver Low / Thin ................................37.65°C A+
Arctic Silver 5 Polysynthetic Thermal Compound (4) Polysynthetic Silver Low / Thin ....37.55°C A+
Shin-Etsu MicroSi G751 (0) Aluminum Oxide Moderate ............................................37.55Â °C A+

how is one to know witch one is really the best ?
Edited by Tweeky - 1/6/11 at 10:21am
    
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