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Old December 13, 2008, 07:30 PM
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acrctic silver? mx-2? i heard those are pretty good, i'm using the one zalman packs with there hsf's and i think it's working alright, not failing thats for sure =P
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Old December 13, 2008, 08:19 PM
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I have some OCZ Ultra 5+ (It's Rebranded Arctic Silver) right now and it seems to work well, though I'll be trying out the OCZ Freeze stuff on Tuesday-ish and see how that goes.
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Old December 14, 2008, 02:23 PM
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MX-2 is supposed to be good, it's also non-conductive so you don't have to worry if you accidentally get some on the motherboard and don't realize it.
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Old December 14, 2008, 02:35 PM
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mx-2 or ocz freeze

artic silver will dry faster then the 2 others .... for the price MX-2 is the better choice.
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OCZ Freeze is what I use. No curing time, pretty effective too.

Everyone has there own uses, but any of the highend ones mentioned are very good, within a half degree of each other in reviews.

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Old December 14, 2008, 04:53 PM
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Why are there questions about thermal compound in the peripherals section? lol

You putting it on your keyboard or mouse?
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Old December 14, 2008, 04:58 PM
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lol i dont know where else to put it...theres no general cooling section for "cooling accessories" ...only..case..air..and water...and you'd use thermal compound on all those applicaitons....except case
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Old December 14, 2008, 04:59 PM
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Exactly; you answered my question lol. It belongs in either of the cooling subforums.
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Old December 14, 2008, 05:02 PM
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but then i wont get to hear from different sides of experience!...especially case coolers lol
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I used to be a staunch AS5 man but MX-2 is my new fav, no cure time and not conductive.
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