43 months ago
So today, I decided to switch out my CPU cooler. I now have three different thermal pastes to pick from:
Either the Arctic Silver 5 (bought from Amazon), the CP7 (came with Cryorig C7), or the NT-H1 (came with Noctua NH-L9i).
My main question is, does it matter which thermal paste I use here? I have heard that the AS5 is the "best of the best" when it comes to thermal paste selection, but is there really any difference in performance between these three? Would it not be better to use the paste that came with the cooler that I plan on using now?
Side notes, if this helps at all:
- The new setup is a Cryorig C7 CPU cooler, with an Intel Core i7-6700K processor
- This build will not be overclocked