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I will be ordering from Performance-pcs.com and I want to know what the best thermal paste that they have on there is. My budget is $10.
Thanks for the help!
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mx-2/mx-4, no competition.
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post #4 of 50
ocz freeze

EDIT: ocz freeze not there, would say mx2/mx4 instead or use the $10 and get one of the best SHIN-ETSU X23-7783D $8.95
Edited by munaim1 - 3/26/11 at 9:09pm
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Mx-2
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post #6 of 50
Lol at all different responses... 10-15 dollars is the average price for decent thermal paste so youll find a lot of options. I personally use AS5 but it does have a long time before its completely cured. Heard great things about MX-2 though
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post #7 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by munaim1 View Post
ocz freeze

EDIT: ocz freeze not there, would say mx2/mx4 instead or use the $10 and get the best SHIN-ETSU X23-7783D $8.95
X2

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post #8 of 50
Im personally using ic7 and its amazing, tested mx2/mx3 and shin etsu g751, they all perform near enough the same only a 1/2c difference but the ic7 did make the most difference for me and gave me a 3/4c off my load temps . Just my 2 cents
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post #9 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by MacNcheese View Post
Lol at all different responses...
This.

I use Noctua's NT-H1 paste and I couldn't be happier with my i7860 temps.

Im pretty sure you'll be getting very very similar results with any of the popular brands. It also depends on the way you chose to apply it.
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post #10 of 50
Shin Etsu, havent been having great luck with AS5
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