rds1220 said: It will probably be good enough.
andrewcarr said: 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-test-resultsYou can get it at a few places but it's a good price here.http://www.microcenter.com/product/391498/IC_Diamond_7_Carat_Thermal_Compound_15gMake sure it's applied correct.http://www.innovationcooling.com/applicationinstructions.htm
andrewcarr said: I'll quote from their site.http://www.innovationcooling.com/overview.htm"IC Diamond Contains 92% pure synthetic Diamond."So no not the real stuff.
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.
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-Air-Overclocking,3130.htmlTwo I recommendhttp://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/LGA-2011-i7-3960X-Air-Overclocking,3130-10.htmlhttp://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/LGA-2011-i7-3960X-Air-Overclocking,3130-11.htmlresultshttp://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/LGA-2011-i7-3960X-Air-Overclocking,3130-17.htmlhttp://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/LGA-2011-i7-3960X-Air-Overclocking,3130-18.htmland conclusionhttp://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/LGA-2011-i7-3960X-Air-Overclocking,3130-19.html
melikepie said: Is this thermal paste any good?
daamz said: just use thermaltak shuld be ok
melikepie said: Your a thermaltak.