Liquid cpu cooler, thermal paste?

I am 100% sure i need to use thermal paste while im installing corsair h60 to my i7, but can someone confirm it?

and usually what is a good thermal paste? if people have time please direct a link, I go to this store in a few days.

Thank you.
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  1. Yes, you will need thermal paste. This is very good stuff. It's generally among the highest rated.
  2. thx
  3. I used IC Diamond. Not only is it highly rated, but it is non-conductive so you don't have to worry about excess getting anywhere.

    I have an H80 with 2700k and it idles at 29C. Prime95 (in place large FFT's(hot test)) managed to get it up to 71C.
  4. I use Artic Silver, AS 5. MX-4 is great to. I don't know about IC diamond but they seem to do work if dude ^ there says so
  5. that what you could see with ic diamond (it took the print off the CPU like sandpaper. ) i am using arctic cooling mx4
  6. Well, it is full of crushed diamond so it kind of IS like sandpaper. Hard to tell what you meant though, because the beginning of your post made no sense...
  7. I'm not sure I understand. The thread was talking about how good it is. One person whined about it taking print off CPU(so?????), one person claimed it was hard to spread. I did alot of research on this stuff. Naturally some bad results, but mostly good. That's why I chose it. I'm not going to base my decision off of one thread.

    BTW, MX-4 was my next choice.
  8. that when you clean it of you wont be able to read the print on the cpu so could be hard if you need rma,but it is a good cooling paste
  9. Ahhhhhh. Now I get it. Yeah, that could be a pain.
  10. I actually use IC Diamond myself but I really don't recommend it to anyone who does not know what they are doing just because of what was stated above. It acts as a polishing compound and will actually lap your CPU. Thats great is it's what you are trying to do but it also can be really bad because it voids the warranty. I use it on my CPU and video card both. Great stuff.
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