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    Laptop (Model)Eluktronics N131WU
    MotherboardROG Stirx X570-I gaming
    ProcessorRyzen 3950X
    Memory (part number)CMK64GX4M2E3200C16
    Graphics Card #1Asus strix 1080 A8G
    Graphics Card #2Radeon Navi FE edition
    Sound CardCreative SoundBlaster x7
    MonitorMassdrop VAST
    Storage #1Samsung 850 Evo 1tb
    Storage #22 x Seagate Desktop SSHD ST4000DX001 4TB 64MB Cache
    CPU CoolerArctic liquid Freezer II 120 Liquid Cooling System
    CaseGamerstorm Tristellar
    Power SupplySeasonic PRIME titanium 650
    Keyboard Massdrop ALT keyboard
    Mouse Logitech G602 Mouse
    Headset Sennheiser HD58x Julibee
    Mouse Pad Laser megamat
    Headset/Speakers Creative SoundBlaster x7
    OS Windows 10 pro 64bit
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    Jan 2016

    Paste Vs Liquid Metal Vs Thermal Pad

    Hello all, I need a few opinions for my current build. Right now I'm using a 3950x on a x570-i Motherboard and it runs a bit hot in the Gamerstorm Tristellar Case. (yay, looks)

    However because of the way the case sits the board is at a 30 degree tilt from being level from the ground. Because of this I got a Carbonaut Thermal pad to interface between the chip and the pump (Artic freezer II 120, 120 because that's all that fits with this case model). It's not ideal for overclocking as it heats up my room but it works.

    I know the obvious answer is to replace it with a thermal paste but I'm not too good at remembering to replace it every 6 months-Year to keep temps down and I do have some spare conductonaut from my last chips delidding. However with all of this in mind I'm worried about the slide from the angle.

    Should I use paste, metal or keep on trucking with the Carbon pad?

    If so what are your recommendations and why?

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