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Is a CoolerMaster Thermal Compund Good to Use on a i5 3570k CPU?

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April 24, 2013 5:14:16 PM

Hello,
I am going to be building my gaming PC and not sure about the thermal paste. So my simple question is: Is the Thermal Paste that comes with the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Heatsink good to use on a i5 3570k Quad Core? Or should I look into a different one? If I look into a different one, what would you recommend?

I would also OC my CPU to 3.9 - 4.0.

Here are the parts I plan to start out with.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ Newegg)

Video Card: VisionTek AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB ($425.69 @ TigetDirect)

Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($108.98 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: Sparkle 900W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($111.98 @ Super Biiz)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)

Mouse (START & CHEAP): Microsoft SideWinder X3 Mouse ($20.00 @ Amazon)

Keyboard (START): Home PC Keyboard

Monitor: ASUS VN247H-P 24-Inch LED-Lit Monitor ($189.00 @Amazon)

Optical Drive: AsusDRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.96 @ OutletPC)

TOTAL (ESTIMATE): $1,640.54

I do plan on upgrading:

Graphics: Add a 2nd 7970 3GB

Memory: Up to 16GB

Monitor: Buy 2 more to make a 3 monitor setup

Keyboard & Mouse: Razer Mamba and Blackwidow Stealth 2013

If that helps. Any questions let me know and I'll reply ASAP. Thanks! :) 
April 24, 2013 5:24:02 PM

Cooler Master's retail thermal IceFusion paste didn't seem to fair as well as alternatives here:
http://skinneelabs.com/2011-thermal-paste-review-compar...

It wasn't too much different than Arctic Silver 5, which has been the benchmark of comparison for a long long time though, so you'll probably be okay.
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April 24, 2013 5:37:05 PM

I've only ever used the stuff that came with that cooler once on a 3770K build for a friend that is running at 4,0ghz,I told him to keep an eye on his temps it's been more than six months I assume he's still getting around 20c at idle he has a push/pull using two fans.
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April 24, 2013 5:53:33 PM

erick81 said:
I've only ever used the stuff that came with that cooler once on a 3770K build for a friend that is running at 4,0ghz,I told him to keep an eye on his temps it's been more than six months I assume he's still getting around 20c at idle he has a push/pull using two fans.


What is a good temp to be at? Also, did u do a vertical line or dot to spread the paste?
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April 24, 2013 6:04:22 PM

pea size dot < I prefer this method
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April 24, 2013 6:06:08 PM

You could OC to 4.3 to 4.5 ghz. on the EVO.
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April 25, 2013 8:25:59 AM

I used grain of rice and spread it to a coat with a plastic bag (kind of the old way but it's never let me down with a silver paste I just use a pea size dab and let the cooler spread it out) most people I've talked to said that 3570K has been giving them a temp range 40c to 42c under load with the Evo and the Hyper that was with overclocks of 4.2 to 4.5.
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April 25, 2013 12:33:43 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
You could OC to 4.3 to 4.5 ghz. on the EVO.


Would that harm it in a long run though? I don't want to to happen or take the chance.
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April 25, 2013 12:35:00 PM

erick81 said:
I used grain of rice and spread it to a coat with a plastic bag (kind of the old way but it's never let me down with a silver paste I just use a pea size dab and let the cooler spread it out) most people I've talked to said that 3570K has been giving them a temp range 40c to 42c under load with the Evo and the Hyper that was with overclocks of 4.2 to 4.5.


40 - 42 C is good to be at then?
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April 25, 2013 12:35:36 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
pea size dot < I prefer this method


Ok, I guess I will use the dot method! :) 
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April 25, 2013 1:35:00 PM

Under a full load 40 to 42 is fine.
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April 25, 2013 1:52:56 PM

erick81 said:
Under a full load 40 to 42 is fine.


Great, I will keep that in mind.
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