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Old November 25, 2011, 04:53 PM
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yea i found some at microcenter for 9.99 so ill get some soon i think i dont really know when ill go im just lazy

but now i have a new question for you guys the whole reason im looking for the best paste is i want a silent pc and im also looking for a good case and i really like the fractal cases but i dont know if i want the R3 or the midi i know the R3 has sound canceling stuff but does it really work and the thing i like about the arc on the other hand is that i can take out the drive cages and it supports full size 240 rads but i heard the
R3 can aswell but only if you remove the rivets holding in the drive cages so is it easy to drill out rivets or not and can i actually mount a rad in the front of an R3 and if so it the air flow good enough? sorry im such an indecisive person
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Old November 25, 2011, 06:25 PM
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I have the fractal Define mini and to be honest I find that it doesn't dampen the sound very much at all. I can still hear my supposedly silent fans and stuff anyways. But I will say I am very pleased with the general build quality of the fractal define series case.

Rivets are super easy to drill out. It's a simple as drilling a hole. That's it.
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Im surprised no one mentioned AS5 yet, well im using mx4 and love the fact theres no curing time like the AS5, but it is thiker than zalman stg1 so I increase the mounting pressure to get a better spread
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Old February 17, 2012, 04:44 PM
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I personally like the Zalman (ZM-SGT2) paste. I also swear by the Arctic Silver ArctiClean 2 step cleaner/purifier now when doing anything to do with thermal paste!
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Old March 2, 2012, 08:32 PM
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I believe the best is called Indigo Extreme... though it probably wouldn't be worth it to track down (not sure on price). I'm using prolimatech pk-1 right now, which is a very good paste and it came with my heatsink.

For a silent pc, mesh cases are not the best option, the R3 would definitely be better in that respect.
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Old March 3, 2012, 08:35 AM
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yea i like as5 but its just so old and i dont like the fact that its conductive mainly since i live in the state of Texas and down here the summers are brutal as in 99-115 as daily highs with 50-90% humidity. so in the older house that i live in the insulation sucks along with our ac so my room will hit 90degrees during the day, then you add in a 1090t and a 4ghz over clock to it and you got a problem of the paste starting to run a little. hopefully you see where im going here. so i prefer none conductive or very low conductive pastes. and right now im looking at either noctua or maybe zalman or ic-diamond 7 if i can find it.

edit: oh and the temps are Fahrenheit just to clarify so dont freak out you Celsius users
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Old March 3, 2012, 09:28 AM
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My top 3 TIM choices are MX 4, OCZ freeze, and arctic ceramique, all good spread, and all non conductive(indigo extreme on it's way though, it is the best)
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Old March 3, 2012, 10:25 AM
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I use MG 860 .

60 gram tub = 10$

Wipes right off after YEARS of use , doesn't conduct electricity.

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I use MG 860 .

60 gram tub = 10$

Wipes right off after YEARS of use , doesn't conduct electricity.

How's the performance compared to other on that stuff? Seems to have good price/gram.
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I use MG 860 .

60 gram tub = 10$

Wipes right off after YEARS of use , doesn't conduct electricity.

seems interesting, and if it performs aswell as what it says it could be my answer, and it doesnt conduct so a plus on me never having to go through a whole cpu and mobo replacement, what a pain in the ass that was.
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