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October 4, 2011 1:09:30 AM

I see 2 or 3 different Artic Silver products available.

May I ask which one is best to get for my new i7-2600k to go onto my new ASUS P8Z68 V-Pro board?

Thank you

jim
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October 4, 2011 2:07:16 AM

It maybe dated, but AS5 is still good. I use it exclusively.
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October 4, 2011 2:15:18 AM

Yep! Still at the top of the charts!
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October 4, 2011 2:37:36 AM

So I can still get Arctic Silver 5 for $9.99.


And that choice is better than these 3 other options below?

Just want to be sure.


Arctic Silver Alumina Premium Ceramic Thermal


Arctic Silver Ceramique 2 Premium High Density Thermal


Arctic Silver Alumina Thermal Adhesive 2 X 2.5
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October 4, 2011 2:47:15 AM

You can see that the silver Ceramic is equal in the chart I linked to but i would stay away from adhesive since it is not really intended for CPU's rather heatsinks that do not have any other retention mechanism.
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October 4, 2011 2:57:54 AM

Ok

If I may:

- When and where would someone use the other 2 with 'Ceramic' & 'Ceramique' in their title?
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October 4, 2011 3:00:23 AM

Those will be used the same way as the AS5 for CPU's or any heatsink that does not need to be glued down.
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October 4, 2011 3:04:23 AM

are you using an aftermarket heatsink with your i7? If your just using the stock cooler, just use the stock thermal paste. Also stay away from that Asus v-pro board, its a rip off.
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October 4, 2011 3:09:20 AM

Yes, I'm going with a CoolerMaster Hyper 212+.
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October 4, 2011 3:09:21 AM

Yes, I'm going with a CoolerMaster Hyper 212+.
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October 4, 2011 3:09:21 AM

Yes, I'm going with a CoolerMaster Hyper 212+.
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October 4, 2011 3:21:14 AM

Ooops - don't know why that posted 3 times. I didn't submit it 3 times.
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October 4, 2011 3:31:54 AM

iam2thecrowe said:
Also stay away from that Asus v-pro board, its a rip off.



'Rip off' as in too much money - or not worth the cost vs. features?
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October 4, 2011 3:37:35 AM

If there's anything better than Arctic Silver 5, I haven't found it yet. Just removed a Zalman cooler that I used the Zalman thermal grease on and replaced it with good ol' AS5. What a difference! Dropped my Phenom II X4 980BE's temps by 8 degrees C running Prime95. Be sure to use the Cleaner and Purifier first as per the instructions. Tinning both surfaces first helps reduce break-in time, too.
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October 4, 2011 4:25:35 AM

I believe there is something better than AS5 out now. It costs more, but it seems to lower temps on average a good 3-4C.

Look through this thread. There were many with AS5 already, and replace with IC diamond and got better results.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/282002-28-diamond-tes...
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October 4, 2011 6:16:54 AM

jimusic said:
'Rip off' as in too much money - or not worth the cost vs. features?

there are cheaper boards with more functionality. Its also the old gen, new motherboards support Ivy Bridge CPU's and PCIE-3. The second PCI-e slot is also only a 4x slot, rather than 8x slot of its competitors boards, so its also useless for crossfire/sli. So yes, its a rip off as other boards get you more for your money
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October 4, 2011 7:12:09 AM

I've been using the AS Ceramic since I started building computers. I felt safer going with that as opposed to AS5 because it is non conductive.

Also, that board is a fine board. The THIRD slot is x4 and the first two work at x16,x0 and x8,x8.
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October 4, 2011 3:31:35 PM

Thanks for all the replies.

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October 4, 2011 3:34:28 PM

As for the board, I got it for $145.00 as opposed to the $220.00 it sometimes goes for.

I'm just building a fast, strong, new DAW computer to replace my 5 year old AMD Athlon x2 64.

I won't be gaming or going on the internet at all, so this board, coupled with an i7-2600k & 16 Gigs Corsair Vengence LP RAM should be plenty good enough for my purposes.

The only thing I may do is run 2 or even 3 monitors.
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