Budget 0-20k Thermal paste and fan suggestions please?


deepakvrao

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Overclocking a 9600K, and need to change the thermal paste, as well as add some fans to my cabinet. Suggestions? Cabinet is the NZXT 510.

Also, is it a nightmare to remove the old thermal paste and replace it? The guy who applied it 'painted' it on, and I think that was incorrect.
 

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Nightmare? Not really. Keep some paper towels ready with iso propyl alcohol ready to wipe off the old paste on both processor and heatsink.

by "painted on" you mean it was spread around? thats not wrong either, as long as there is full coverage, it does not matter how it was applied. FWIW I do the "paint on" method with a credit card to make sure I have an even layer of paste on both heatsink and processor.
 
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Thanks. Saw the link, but ordered the Thermal Grizzly stuff. Yes, it was spread around but clearly there were streaks and gaps. Hoping that re applying will help.
 
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