Should I get Arctic Silver? Tags: New Build Cooler Master Arctic Silver Systems Product Last response: October 29, 2009 4:30 PM in Systems Share brownbat October 29, 2009 7:41:28 AM I'm getting an Intel i5 and a Cooler Master Hyper 212, is it recommended I get Arctic Silver instead of using the stuff packaged with the Cooler Master? If so, which Arctic Silver product should I go with? This one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... More about : arctic silver Proximon October 29, 2009 7:54:12 AM From what I can tell, the CM paste is fairly generic. Since you are fairly inexperienced I recommend MX-2: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Not electrically conductive, no cure time, and performance that matches Arctic Silver. I use AS 5, but it's a bit old fashioned. Like insisting on an all copper heatsink, it's just unnecessary and an inconvenience. IH8U October 29, 2009 7:56:57 AM Either is great, although I prefer Ceramique. It works on even scratched/non level heatsinks. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Related resources Should i use my arctic silver 5 with an h100i? - Forum Should the Arctic Silver 5 be good for my setup? - Forum Should I use pre-applied paste or Arctic Silver 5 - Forum Arctic Silver 5 or Arctic Silver Ceramique Which should Iuse - Forum Should I use arctic silver on retail proc? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer maltaguy October 29, 2009 8:15:37 AM what about mx-3, its better than mx-2 although more expensive but at around 6£ who cares ;p JackNaylorPE October 29, 2009 4:30:17 PM Artic Silver is just one of many brands of thermal paste. I use: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7038/thr-41/Innovatio... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources What is emissivity of Arctic silver 5? Forum Arctic Silver themal paste, is it a gimmick or worth it? Forum Is arctic silver really worth that much? Forum Arctic Silver 5 results - dropped 14ºC Forum Definition of Arctic Silver 5 burn in time Forum Apply Arctic Silver 5 to brand new stock CPU fan? Forum My experience with Arctic Silver ... Forum How long Arctic Silver thermal compound held in a tube is good for? Forum Taking apart GTX 460 and Will Arctic Silver 5 do The JOB??? Forum Many Cooling Questions - Arctic Silver 5 Forum Arctic silver alternative Forum Arctic Silver 5 vs Arctic Cooling MX-4 Forum Is Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Safe for use?! Forum How Do I Apply Arctic Silver 5? Forum Cpu/Gpu/Motherboard Suggestion Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !