Thermal Compound

I am going to be runing this system below, my only question is there a specific thermal compound i need to buy or can i just got to Radio shack and buy a tube of it that costs like 8 bucks?

CPU:

•Intel Core i5 750 -$200-
MOBO:

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro Intel P55 LGA 1156 Motherboard
Can't decide between these Graphic Cards:

RAM:

•G.Skill Ripjaws -$116-
GPU:

•Asus Radeon HD 5850 -$320-
HDD:

•Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB -$55-
PSU:


•Antec 300 Illusion -$60-
ODD:

•Asus -$25-
HSF:

•Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus -$27-
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  1. ^ Well I think that the thermal compound that comes with the CM Hyper is decent...If you want something better, then Tuniq TX-2/ ARCTIC COOLING MX-2/ Noctua NH1...

    And which graphics cards have you selected ??

    You can get good DVD burners for about $5 less like the Sony and Lite-On...
  2. Yep, the Hyper 212+ comes with thermal paste. There's no need to buy separate compound.
  3. Just go to your local computer store. Get whatever seems cheapest. I went for the MX-2 myself because the reviews said it applied easily (no globs) and had no curing time. Unless you are a hardcore overclocker and want your CPU to be that 1-3C cooler, just got with whatever that is also a good brand name.
  4. My first two choices for DVD burners are Samsung, very closely followed by LG.

    Could have been a fluke, but the only Lite-On drive I tried died in 9 months.
  5. jsc said:
    My first two choices for DVD burners are Samsung, very closely followed by LG.

    Could have been a fluke, but the only Lite-On drive I tried died in 9 months.

    Erm... did I miss something?
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