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Alpha_Gametauri 1 month ago

I'm trying to find the best thermal paste for my rig that i can find. ( Will OC )

I'm not looking for the best for the money, i want the absolute best paste period. Not liquid metal because of the conductivity and the corrosion factor.

Thanks <3

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DaMysteryMan 1 Build 3 points 1 month ago

Arctic silver, or thermal grizzly.

Alpha_Gametauri submitter 1 point 1 month ago

Which one? Kryonaut?

EDIT: Thanks. <3

andyshinn 2 Builds 3 points 1 month ago

I had read somewhere that:

  • Aeronaut is more for air cooling (the lower tier compound but still better than most stock)
  • Hydronaut more geared towards for water cooling (middle tier compound)
  • Kryonaut geared towards higher end water / chiller / LN2 setups and overclocking (their high tier compound)
  • Conductonaut geared towards CPU IHS replacement compound (aka "liquid metal") and geared towards custom / high-end solutions (highest tier compound)

The "Liquid metal" type compounds are usually not recommended as a general TIM because they are conductive and if some of the compound gets onto resistors and surface components next to the die it can potentially short out parts.

Kryonaut is probably what you want if you want a high-end compound for overclocking and the best thermal conductivity.

Alpha_Gametauri submitter 1 point 1 month ago

Thank you so much. <3

waj287 1 point 1 month ago

Don't forget Noctua!

Alpha_Gametauri submitter 1 point 1 month ago

I hear good things about the NT-H2

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kschendel 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

Most tests show all of the better pastes are within a degree or two. I used kryonaut, but arctic and Noctua have good products too.

Alpha_Gametauri submitter 1 point 1 month ago

Ok, thanks. <3

DarkStarCrashes 2 points 1 month ago

I'd Go with Kryonaut or Noctua's NT-H2

Alpha_Gametauri submitter 1 point 1 month ago

That's what i'm debating right now, thanks. <3

Enrico411 1 point 1 month ago

Gelid Solutions - GC-Extreme!!! Because its extreme! https://pcpartpicker.com/product/tgvRsY/gelid-solutions-thermal-paste-gcextreme

Most will do really.

VictoriusII 1 point 1 month ago

Coollaboratory liquid pro ultra is simply the best