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Will all of you that post /thread stop doing that?? I fail to see the point. The guy who decides if the thread is over is the OP.

I recommend silver too.
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Nickle plating, sliver plating and gold plating all have benefits and trad-offs.

I've used both nickle (mostly) and in the past two gold plated CPU blocks.

Gold wards off much corrosion and works well with thermal paste.
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Nickle plating, sliver plating and gold plating all have benefits and trad-offs.

I've used both nickle (mostly) and in the past two gold plated CPU blocks.

Gold wards off much corrosion and works well with thermal paste.
where in the world did you find gold plated cpu blocks? can i has? i has money
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where in the world did you find gold plated cpu blocks? can i has? i has money
Zalman made some a few years ago but they were not that great.

http://www.zalman.co.kr/ENG/product/...ad.asp?idx=179

http://www.zalman.co.kr/eng/product/...ad.asp?idx=180

http://www.zalman.co.kr/eng/product/...ad.asp?idx=177
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I love the kinked hose in their product picture lol
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post #16 of 21
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man so there is nothing with gold or silver material that is going to out perform the ek waterblock (isn't that the best cpu block out so far)
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Will all of you that post /thread stop doing that?? I fail to see the point. The guy who decides if the thread is over is the OP.

I recommend silver too.
Well they are correct. Silver is the best conductor of heat. It also would be useful as an anti microbial agent considering people add silver kill coils to the loop anyways. Win/win.

I don't see anything being better than silver.
    
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explain that please, graphine why? Graphine will be used to make semi-conductors, if it heated up like silver they would be dead before the first clock cycle as nothing is more thermally conductive than silver.
What are you talking about?


Thermal Conductivity (W/(m*K):
Gold 318
Aluminum 150-210
Copper 400
Silver 429
Diamond 1000-2000
Graphene 4800-5400
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explain that please, graphine why? Graphine will be used to make semi-conductors, if it heated up like silver they would be dead before the first clock cycle as nothing is more thermally conductive than silver.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal...imental_values
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What are you talking about?


Thermal Conductivity (W/(m*K):
Gold 318
Aluminum 150-210
Copper 400
Silver 429
Diamond 1000-2000
Graphene 4800-5400
I don't see how a "block" of graphene could be created considering graphene is, by definition, 1 atom thick. If it was thicker it would become graphite or diamond. It doesn't make sense as a heatsink material.

Graphite, graphene, and diamond are all just carbon. The difference is in the layout of the bonding pattern.

If we are going to talk about impossible substances which would cost more than a quad SLI dream PC then I choose superfluid helium II.

"The material with the greatest thermal conductivity is a superfluid form of liquid helium called helium II, which only exists at temperatures below 2.17 K"

http://physics.info/conduction/
    
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