What are the best thermal pastes to use?

Thermal pastes are mostly overlooked when building computers. Having a good thermal paste can make or break your computer especially when it is overclocked. There are thermal pastes for all types of cooling systems and for all kinds of weather, and finding the best thermal paste to use is essential.

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      #1Arctic Silver 5

      Arctic Silver 5

      The Arctic Silver 5 is a high-density polysynthetic thermal compound that uses silver for its base. With silver as its base, it has great heat transfer for an all around thermal paste for all kinds of computers. 

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      #2Arctic MX-4

      Arctic MX-4

      Mostly great for air cooled systems, the MX-4 uses carbon micro-particles to fill gaps for heat sinks. The consistency is easy to use, non-corrosive, non-bleeding, and non-curing, and it will not short circuit the system. 

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      #3Noctua NT-H1

      Noctua NT-H1

      The Noctua NT-H1 is a thermal paste which is ideal for overclocking a desktop. It can keep a computer's CPU at up to two degrees cooler. The application process doesn't need a setting time. 

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      #4Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut

      Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut

      Thermal Grizzly's Kryonaut is a thermal paste compound that can spread easily on where you want to place it. It works well with overclocked systems. It is ceramic based, doesn't conduct electricity and is a good heat conductor. 

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      #5Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut

      Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut

      The Conductonaut by Thermal Grizzly is designed for application in areas where dissipation of heat is critical. It can cut temperatures for up to 10 degrees or more, it is also ideal for application in video production systems. 

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      #6Thermal Grizzly Hydronaut

      Thermal Grizzly Hydronaut

      It has excellent thermal conductivity, designed for overclocked and watercooled systems. Delivered in easy-to-apply syringe with 7.8g paste. Thermal Conductivity of this product is 11.8 W/mk and thermal resistance of 0.0076 K/W.

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      #7MasterGel Maker Nano

      MasterGel Maker Nano

      The Mastergel Maker Nano thermal paste has high thermal conductivity and low thermal resistance. It is non-curing, non-corrosive and can resist streaking and running. It works bests for laptops and consoles. 

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      #8Arctic MX-2

      Arctic MX-2

      The Arctic MX-2 is a thermal compound made from carbon micro-particles which leads to a high-temperature conductivity. It is metal-free and non-electrical conductive which reduces risks of a short circuit in the system. 

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    Summary

    Best What are the best thermal pastes to use
    RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
    1Arctic Silver 5Other 20 Paid
    2Arctic MX-4Other 13 Paid
    3Noctua NT-H1Other 7 Paid
    4Thermal Grizzly KryonautOther 4 Paid
    5Thermal Grizzly ConductonautOther 3 Paid
    6Thermal Grizzly HydronautOther 3 Paid
    7MasterGel Maker NanoOther 2 Paid
    8Arctic MX-2Other 1 Paid
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