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Should I get Arctic Silver?

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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?

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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:

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.
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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