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post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by fRingE;13135550 
Best TIM:

Arctic Silver 5

Indigo Extreme

Arctic Cooling Mx Series

Optional:

OCZ Freeze

What year are you living in?

I swear next time that someone says that horrible outdated Artic Silver 5 is still one of the best TIMs. I'm throwing my PC out of my window in a fit of rage.
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post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by Cyph3r View Post
What year are you living in?

I swear next time that someone says that horrible outdated Artic Silver 5 is still one of the best TIMs. I'm throwing my PC out of my window in a fit of rage.


Its the best.




































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post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by fRingE View Post
Best TIM:

Arctic Silver 5

Indigo Extreme

Arctic Cooling Mx Series

Optional:

OCZ Freeze

OCZ Freeze is best for video cards in my opinion.
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post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by Cyph3r View Post
What year are you living in?

I swear next time that someone says that horrible outdated Artic Silver 5 is still one of the best TIMs. I'm throwing my PC out of my window in a fit of rage.
if everything is so horrible and outdated, then half those TIMs should really be remade if AS5 is so bad, i think your just not privy to the curing time.
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post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by PCSarge View Post
if everything is so horrible and outdated, then half those TIMs should really be remade if AS5 is so bad, i think your just not privy to the curing time.
We can meet up, rage together and throw our PC's out a window. Give me a call anytime bro! ^_-
    
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post #16 of 20
Arctic Silver 5 still is, one of the best TIM on the market. Yes, it has a 200 Hour set time, but it's temperatures are among the best on the market.
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post #17 of 20
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Arctic Silver 5 still is, one of the best TIM on the market. Yes, it has a 200 Hour set time, but it's temperatures are among the best on the market.
Agreed. The curing time deosn't mean much either,you'll only drop a a few C degrees more after it's cured.
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post #18 of 20
I like AS5 as well, but thought MX-4 gave me about the same temps without the thickness of AS5.

I switched to Shin-Etsu because its non conductive and every C matters on my video cards. If it was just for my CPU I'd just use something cheap since I'm water cooling the temp difference is negligible because I'm well below any thermal limit before I start reaching a voltage limit.

When I was on air a few C meant more, it could mean the difference between 62C in Prime at 4.2GHz or 59C which is a lot better imo. Thermal paste is like pop, they all rot your teeth - in the end it comes down to personal preference and how much you want to spend for your flavor.
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post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by Cyph3r View Post
What year are you living in?

I swear next time that someone says that horrible outdated Artic Silver 5 is still one of the best TIMs. I'm throwing my PC out of my window in a fit of rage.
Be sure to let me know when that happens because I'll be there to catch it.
post #20 of 20
You gotta remember that some seats are better than others. Sometimes when cleaning my HS and replacing the compound with the same stuff, it could differ by a few degrees.

Personally I use xigmateks compound. It's like freaking butter and does just as well as AS5. The only reason I used to buy AS5 was because you could buy a freaking gallon of it for like 5 bucks. Now it's priced competitively. Good stuff, but the compound itself is hard to spread if you're spreading it along a HDT type. Also, the curing time is a turn off.
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