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post #11 of 17
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Shin Etsu, expensive but if you have a 970 you probably have the funds.

AC MX4 also gets awesome reviews.
My 970 was bought via Intel Retail Edge.

Just trying to get the most for my money on something I can use for both my CPU, and GPU.
post #12 of 17
the h50-70 comes with shin etsu so the amount you will be spending for 1-3 degrees is stupid but indigo extreme is the best, i have also heard good things about IC diamond, but have not personally used it
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the h50-70 comes with shin etsu so the amount you will be spending for 1-3 degrees is stupid but indigo extreme is the best, i have also heard good things about IC diamond, but have not personally used it
My main concern is for the GPUs. I get that the H70 comes with the Shin Etsu.

I haven't bothered to open to see how much there is, but is there enough if I decide to do my GPUs?

Point being if there is only enough my CPU then I might as well just buy something better for everything.
post #14 of 17
Highly recomend IC Diamond then
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post #15 of 17
Eh, get some Arctic Silver or something. I used the stock paste that came with my VenX for almost a year and got great temperatures.

The difference between a $5 compound and a $25 is minimal, probably 4C at most. I'd just get something that suits your budget, really.
    
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My main concern is for the GPUs. I get that the H70 comes with the Shin Etsu.

I haven't bothered to open to see how much there is, but is there enough if I decide to do my GPUs?

Point being if there is only enough my CPU then I might as well just buy something better for everything.
It's preapplied. You won't be able to use it on the GPU.

From my personal experience, OCZ Freeze is the best compromise because it offers easy application, cheap, no cure time, no burn in needed, and is within 2°C of all of the rest.

The only tim that really pulls ahead of the others is the liquid metal tim's by Coollaboratory, but they require copper surface to perform better(lap the CPU and the waterblock).
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Thanks for the ideas.
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