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I've used TX-2 and it's about AS5 quality, I don't think you'll see too much of a big difference with TX-3 maybe a 1-2c difference at best.
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have u tried mx-3?

also, this is better

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/IC-Diamond-7-C...#ht_1603wt_905

but u only get 1 gram.
    
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post #13 of 39
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Originally Posted by Zonet View Post
Oh, just before I do, what about this one?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Tuniq-TX-3-CPU...item483bd100a1

Works out the same price with postage, I heard its better then AS5?
That's much better that AS5, I'd go with that over the AS5.
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Arctic-Silver-...#ht_1514wt_905

same seller as the OP linked and cheaper.
    
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post #16 of 39
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OK, wait, lol. I'm confused. Which one out of these then?

Arctic Silver 5
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Arctic-Silver-...#ht_1514wt_905

IC Diamond 7
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/IC-Diamond-7-C...#ht_1603wt_905

Tuniq TX-3
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Tuniq-TX-3-CPU...item483bd100a1

Price is not an issue here, seen as they are all pretty much the same. However, I couldn't find much on the ammount that is supplied apart from AS5.
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TX-3

* Volume: 1ml (3g)
* Part Number: TX-3

ICD -Each 1 gm tube of IC Diamond Thermal grease contains 7 carats of micronized diamond with diamond particle loadings @ 94% by weight. Material loading above 90% is recommended as the best combination of rheological and thermal properties to minimize interface pump out due to thermal

if you've never experienced spreading cpu past, grab tx-3 or as5.

as5 comes in a 3.5g tube the should last for awhile.

out of all of them though, icd should be the best, but i mean, difference of 1-5c at most ( estimate )
    
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post #18 of 39
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I've used TX-2 and it's about AS5 quality, I don't think you'll see too much of a big difference with TX-3 maybe a 1-2c difference at best.
Your application methods mean something as well. When I apply the TIM, I usually spread the amount across the entire CPU of choice. That way, there's no question that the entire CPU is getting coverage. I'd go with GC-Extreme personally as there's no cure time and it performs just as well. Not to mention you get it in 3.5g tubes so there's enough for multiple applications.

I have 3 tubes of the stuff, and it comes with a little spreader too. ^.^
     
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Your application methods mean something as well. When I apply the TIM, I usually spread the amount across the entire CPU of choice. That way, there's no question that the entire CPU is getting coverage. I'd go with GC-Extreme personally as there's no cure time and it performs just as well. Not to mention you get it in 3.5g tubes so there's enough for multiple applications.

I have 3 tubes of the stuff, and it comes with a little spreader too. ^.^
Generally, spreading is the wrong method to apply thermal paste.

There are exceptions though, like shin-etsu g751 or something.

Other than that, you let the mounting pressure spread the tim, as spreading it with a spreader or your finger causes air bubbles
    
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post #20 of 39
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So everyone thumbs up TX-3 over AS5, right? If so, is there any suggestions for some better then IC7 for the same price range? (£5 and below.)

Thanks!
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