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    Post Which Thermal compound to choose?

    1. Arctic Silver 5
    2. Antec Formula 7 Nano Diamond
    3. Deepcool Z9
    4. Deepcool Z3
    5. Deepcool Z5
    6. Cooler master IC Value V1
    7. Cooler master Extreme Fusion X1
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    9. Cooler master IC-Essential E2

    Due to limited availability here in India, the above ones are the only TIMs available.. I did see amongst them, Antec Formula 7 is the best but, is a PITA to apply and, Arctic Silver 5 is the old one here.. Rest are in the okay okay category.. However, would love to hear from someone who has used any of these! Hence creating a poll..

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    Not Artic silver...

    among the coolermaster, i think its only 1 or max a couple of centigrades difference, between them

    go for one that dont conduct electricity, and got a good looking tube.. ;o)
    Last edited by Rockford; 07-10-2013 at 05:09 PM.

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    I just got me # 1
    but i still have #2

    and now im gonna go #2 bbl

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    legend has it that arctic silver 5 was/is the best stuff on earth. not sure if that has changed now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masterbobo View Post
    legend has it that arctic silver 5 was/is the best stuff on earth. not sure if that has changed now.
    It's still in the top five.

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    Nice.. Thanks for the input guys.. It's helping me narrow things down.. please keep posting... There is a poll too in a separate thread..

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhitePaw View Post
    Not Artic silver...

    among the coolermaster, i think its only 1 or max a couple of centigrades difference, between them

    go for one that dont conduct electricity, and got a good looking tube.. ;o)
    Hey white paw, this is interesting.. Any particular reason why no arctic? Also, what about the diamond thingie?
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    A comparison of 80 compounds:

    http://archive.benchmarkreviews.com/...=150&Itemid=62

    Arctic 5 and Shin-Etsu MicroSi G751 tied for #1.

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