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Default Thermal Paste Recomendations - 03-19-2017, 15:51 | posts: 511 | Location: Essex

Its been a while since ive used any so what it currently hot (or not) in the world of thermal paste.

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Default 03-19-2017, 16:12 | posts: 554 | Location: Argentina

Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut is amazing 73 W/mk similar to Liquid Ultra. Both are metal liquid so you have to apply it with care because conduct electricity.
If not KRYONAUT still pretty impressive 12W/mk better than Gelid Extreme or MX-4
   
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Default 03-20-2017, 11:43 | posts: 511 | Location: Essex

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Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut is amazing 73 W/mk similar to Liquid Ultra. Both are metal liquid so you have to apply it with care because conduct electricity.
If not KRYONAUT still pretty impressive 12W/mk better than Gelid Extreme or MX-4
Just seen those prices , im not paying that much cash when its for my 1080Ti thats going in my waterloop therefore is not temperature limited.
   
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Default 03-20-2017, 12:09 | posts: 6,536 | Location: Austria (no kangaroos here)

I know those pastes are expensive, but you're buying a 800 pounds GPU and want to save money with thermal paste when putting the thing under water? In comparison to what you spend on the hardware + waterblock (+ custom loop), I guess it wouldn't make too much of a difference to spend a little extra

But under water, the difference is negliable I guess. Used Gelid Extreme and I'm still happy with my temps under water.
   
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Default 03-20-2017, 12:38 | posts: 554 | Location: Argentina

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Just seen those prices , im not paying that much cash when its for my 1080Ti thats going in my waterloop therefore is not temperature limited.
Conductonaut 1g only cost 9u$D isn't that expensive and with a tiny drop you cover the entire die.
But MX-4 or Gelid are cheap and still good enought 8.5W/mk, below that quality is just crap
   
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Default 03-20-2017, 12:44 | posts: 511 | Location: Essex

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I know those pastes are expensive, but you're buying a 800 pounds GPU and want to save money with thermal paste when putting the thing under water? In comparison to what you spend on the hardware + waterblock (+ custom loop), I guess it wouldn't make too much of a difference to spend a little extra
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Im not looking to save money but im not willing to pay that much to save the odd degree C here or there.
Ive used some decent stuff over the 20 odd years ive been building and OCing systems but ive never paid 40+ which is the price of those two. Ive still got some MX-2 and AS5 left but ive ordered the Thermal Grizzly.
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Default 03-20-2017, 12:44 | posts: 511 | Location: Essex

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Conductonaut 1g only cost 9u$D isn't that expensive and with a tiny drop you cover the entire die.
But MX-4 or Gelid are cheap and still good enought 8.5W/mk, below that quality is just crap
It was the stuff that was 40 i wasnt happy with.
   
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Default 03-20-2017, 13:12 | posts: 1,152 | Location: London

Hi there

Personally I'm using on CPU as TIM Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut which is best, then I tried Noctua NT-H1 which is very similar to Kryonaut and difference between two TIM is around 1-2C as max there, then here is Gelid GC-Extreme which is very similar

On GPU I'm using solely Noctua NT-H1 as with this paste I'm getting best temps, tried as well Kryonaut but temps not been as good like with NT-H1

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Default 03-20-2017, 13:26 | posts: 554 | Location: Argentina

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It was the stuff that was 40 i wasnt happy with.
That is the 5g syringe the 1g cost 9.03. But as i said if you want save some money just get MX-4 or Gelid Extreme.
   
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Default 03-20-2017, 13:45 | posts: 10,020 | Location: UK

The problem with liquid metals is they degrade quite rapidly compared to none metal pastes.
That wouldnt be quite so bad but they are a pig to clean off which is why I dont use one.

My personal favourite is Gelid Extreme.
You can be sure it gets good coverage without waste because it is spread thinly with the provided spatula.
The result is very good.
   
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