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a c 152 à CPUs
December 18, 2012 5:00:05 AM

It will probably be good enough.
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December 18, 2012 5:02:47 AM

rds1220 said:
It will probably be good enough.

I currently have AS5 but I'm gonna need to replace it when I get a new cooler.
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a c 152 à CPUs
December 18, 2012 5:13:29 AM

AS5 will be better I would just go with that or MX4.
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a b à CPUs
December 18, 2012 5:16:01 AM

Although not bad I'd rather have the IC diamond if you need to buy some new.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/282002-28-diamond-tes...
You can get it at a few places but it's a good price here.
http://www.microcenter.com/product/391498/IC_Diamond_7_...

Make sure it's applied correct.
http://www.innovationcooling.com/applicationinstruction...
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December 18, 2012 5:39:27 AM

Although I guess you could do that to yours. I wouldn't ever do that to mine. I'm not chancing a $215 screw up.

Some coolers even have the surface bowed (convex) for better contact to the center such as the Phantekx.
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December 18, 2012 5:40:07 AM

andrewcarr said:
Although I guess you could do that to yours. I wouldn't ever do that to mine. I'm not chancing a $215 screw up.

Your right.
MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEE WATER COOLING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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December 18, 2012 5:42:10 AM

andrewcarr said:
Although I guess you could do that to yours. I wouldn't ever do that to mine. I'm not chancing a $215 screw up.


Now that I think about it, that's what thermal paste is for. Apparently "Lapping" the CPU is so the small gaps and uneven things are not there.
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December 18, 2012 5:48:06 AM

Yes and even with that process you still need the thermal paste because it won't be perfectly smooth.

As for the water cooling remark unless you have an open loop (not the closed ones) it's better to just go for a high end air cooler.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/LGA-2011-i7-3960X-A...
Two I recommend
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/LGA-2011-i7-3960X-A...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/LGA-2011-i7-3960X-A...
results
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/LGA-2011-i7-3960X-A...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/LGA-2011-i7-3960X-A...
and conclusion
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/LGA-2011-i7-3960X-A...
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a b à CPUs
December 18, 2012 5:52:33 AM

andrewcarr said:
Yes and even with that process you still need the thermal paste because it won't be perfectly smooth.

As for the water cooling remark unless you have an open loop (not the closed ones) it's better to just go for a high end air cooler.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/LGA-2011-i7-3960X-A...
Two I recommend
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/LGA-2011-i7-3960X-A...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/LGA-2011-i7-3960X-A...
results
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/LGA-2011-i7-3960X-A...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/LGA-2011-i7-3960X-A...
and conclusion
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/LGA-2011-i7-3960X-A...

It's a water cooling kit.
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December 18, 2012 5:53:38 AM

melikepie said:
Is this thermal paste any good?


just use thermaltak shuld be ok
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December 18, 2012 5:56:21 AM

daamz said:
just use thermaltak shuld be ok

Your a thermaltak.
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December 18, 2012 6:23:30 AM

melikepie said:
Your a thermaltak.


typo lol.. Artic Silver 5.. one of the best.. proven paste

but if i were you, i will go to Artic Mx-4
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December 18, 2012 6:38:48 AM

I never said Arctic Silver 5 was bad. But it's somewhat more of an idiot proof paste rather than maximum performance. Easy to apply worse results.
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December 25, 2012 4:17:22 AM

Best answer selected by melikepie.
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