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Best thermal paste for i7-970

post #1 of 17
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Title says it all.

Also I will be applying it to my SLI cards.

I do have a H70, and I read that the paste it comes with is good, but I'd like something better then good. Looking for something to do an excellent job on both my CPU and GPU. Let me know some kinds.

Yes I searched, and didn't really find an answer. Just a lot of back and forth on it.

Thanks
post #2 of 17
Indigo Xtreme. this is THE BEST TIM on the planet.
    
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post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by Yoko Littner View Post
Indigo Xtreme. this is THE BEST TIM on the planet.
I see off of performance-pc where it is $20, but is that enough for my GPUs also? It says only enough for 2 complete installs.
post #4 of 17
This is only for use with CPU's ( if u look at it you will see why, as it has a unique and unorthodox method of application)


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Originally Posted by Mako0312 View Post
I see off of performance-pc where it is $20, but is that enough for my GPUs also? It says only enough for 2 complete installs.
    
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post #5 of 17
Shin Etsu, expensive but if you have a 970 you probably have the funds.

AC MX4 also gets awesome reviews.
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post #6 of 17
Also Gelid IG is amazing.

And my person favorite OCZ Freeze Extreme Coumpound ( easy to find and inexpensive )
    
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post #7 of 17
+1 for shin etsu. Get the stuff ending in 83
post #8 of 17
Shin Etsu or OCZ Freeze.
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post #10 of 17
Waste of money for a few C difference between much cheaper pastes.

If temps are a concern, just upgrade your cooling solution.
    
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