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Old December 27, 2007, 12:39 PM
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I am thinking of purchasing the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme. It also comes with some thermal grease.

But should I use that thermal grease? Or should I just go out and buy some Arctic Silver 5 for ~$8?

Is there a big difference, or should I just settle with the thermal grease that comes with the cooler?
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Old December 27, 2007, 12:45 PM
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I would pay the extra $8.00 for the quality stuff, saves you having to re-do it down the road if the temps aren't to your liking.
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Old December 27, 2007, 12:48 PM
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For only $8 I would opt for the AC5.
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Old December 27, 2007, 01:01 PM
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Thermalright's grease is one of the better compounds, actually. But switching to AS5 or Ceramique might get you another degree or two under load. Both are easy to over-apply, though.
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Old December 27, 2007, 01:50 PM
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Isn't the MX-2 the best one to use right now? I only heard that it takes longer to work in but its better than the old AS5
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I'm not sure if it's actually much better, but it certainly is on par with AS5, and IMO has the edge due to being non-conductive.
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Hey ppl, I just wrote a review that should be online in a few days..! MX-2 is the better one, not only in performance but also price wise! MX-2 does not have a "curing period" for it's paste. Smear it and use it! sswilson is right...it is actually a little better that AS5!
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