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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-07-2018, 10:55 PM - Thread Starter
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whats the best thermal paste out there

ok so right now i have an HP Z400 system with an RX 470 4GB 16 gigs of ram and a xeon w3690 at stock speeds that is liquid cooled by an HP branded AIO that was built specifically for the Z400.

im wondering whats the best thermal paste to use or what good paste do you recommend right now i use mx-4 but im wondering what other options do i have

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-07-2018, 11:03 PM
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There's little difference between the best thermal pastes and average thermal pastes. MX-4 is a well-above average paste.

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It can change depends on how much heat output is there. Copper isn't always 401 w/m-k.

Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut is currently the best one you could get for non liquid metal. MX-4 will do just fine. You could try the new coolermaster paste as well.
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Cant really go wrong with MX-4; its way above average and offers excellent performance for its price.
If you want the absolute best performance, you need to look towards liquid metals such as Thermal Grizzly's Conductonaut.

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1. Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut & Gelid GC-Extreme - top perf

2. Noctua NT-H1 & ARCTIC MX-4 - above average perf, cheaper
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CoolerMaster maker nano has almost the same w/m-k as kryonaut but is easier to spread (if that's your thing) performs pretty much identical in my usage on my 1080ti and cpu cooler. Gc-Extreme can be picked up fairly cheap by the tub if you need it.

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Well if you already have the MX4, might as well use it up until the tube is done.
From my personal experience:

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Gelid extreme for non liquid metal. Conductonaut for liquid metal.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-21-2018, 07:21 PM
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I think the MX4 would be fine for your needs. I used to use it a lot. Now I have some NH1T around from buying a couple of Noctua coolers.



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