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Old March 8, 2010, 03:17 PM
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Not sure if there is a thread like this somewhere else but I was wondering what are some popular and well performing Thermal compounds?? what do you guys use? gonna be setting up a WC loop soon, need some advice on what to use for the blocks. Cheers
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Old March 8, 2010, 03:21 PM
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A very well done comparison.
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as we can see the thermal paste do not make a big difference, your choic of water block may make a bigger difference
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Old March 8, 2010, 03:34 PM
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as we can see the thermal paste do not make a big difference, your choic of water block may make a bigger difference
Ya. I am just going to stick w/ Arctic Silver Ceramique. You can get 22g of it for $7 @ sidewindercomputers.com

That is more than most people will use in 5 years.
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hmm, someone want to help me pick some WC components then? first time setting up a loop, but not very familiar with how certain components perform?
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hmm, someone want to help me pick some WC components then? first time setting up a loop, but not very familiar with how certain components perform?

pic anyone you like it will not make a difference
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I like MX-3 and MX-2. No complaints with either, easy to apply and clean off. Non-conductive is always a bonus too.

Also my MX-3 is not "dry" like some people complained about a while back.
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What are some reasonable CPU Waterblocks? price ranges?
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IMO you can't go wrong w/ a Swiftech GTZ if you are on a budget. They can be had for $50 now-a-days. Although its backplate is crap. W/ the screws they provide it will most likely stripe very easily. I would suggest grabbing a Thermalright blackplate for it if you can.
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