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Thanks John, as said in this just above I'm going to get some Shin Etsu (Shin-Etsu X23-7783D is this the right stuff?) tonight along with some AS5 as a spare, I'm contemplating now on which to go for though in terms of the Fuma or the Mugen Max... I'm really undecided so I'll request your opinion on an option shortly if that's OK?

I've been looking on PC Part Picker from the link you posted with the Fuma, the equivalent to this would be the Mugen Max (I think I believe you are telling me the Mugen Max is better than the Fuma) though not 100% settled on it yet!

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/mDPfrH/masscool-thermal-paste-g751
https://www.directron.com/g751.html
https://www.amazon.com/MASSCOOL-Shin-Etsu-Interface-Material-G751/dp/B000S35TB4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF851

The Mugen Max has about the same performance and is usually cheaper... it isa few mm taller tho, so make sure it fits in your case
 
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#2: Thermal Paste -- I've always stood by Arctic Silver 5 as it's always done me proud (I no longer have any but see a lot of back and forth about it online) as to which I've also seen Noctua NT-H1 crop up as a solid replacement?
MX-4 is a great replacement for AS5. Great for overclocking as well.

Really sad to see that x-bit is no more.
Same. It was a great site.
 
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Isn't clearance a (potential) problem with the Mugen Max?
 
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How about a mini duster? Better than any cans of compressed air

Thanks matey, that looks pretty decent, will have to have that on my wish list for now, when I get it and use it I'll let you know how I feel about it :)

https://web.archive.org/web/2015011...lers/display/thermal-interface-roundup-1.html
This was my go to review for a long time. To me, the winner of that roundup was TG-1, which I used for a while and it was easier to use than AS-5. Seems like AS-5 starts off quite viscous and only gets more viscous as it gets older in the tube. MX-4 user here. To me, TG-1 and MX-4 are very similar to use. Never spent the time to benchmark - if the temps are satisfactory, I have more important things to do then try to get a degree or two.

Really sad to see that x-bit is no more.

Thanks for the article I'll give it a read shortly :)

I definitely agree on AS5 though I've not took too much time to see if it gets more viscous as time goes on in the tube, never considered that thought :) I generally only benchmark for my own self, I like the idea of being able to see where my rig sits in terms of others with similar components and see if it can show any imperfections for my rig though I've not bench marked in a long time, as I normally do it upon a fresh install, cleaning and pasting. I did do more work with them when I did my first ever overclock venture which started here haha, so long ago too but always in my mind a guy I recall named wolf helped me over messenger at the time we had a right good time doing it haha! So much fun! :D

Aye, plenty more things to do on a PC besides that too! :)


Thanks again John :)

Still unable to get that directron website working for me, weird...

Then I think I'll settle with the Mugen Max then as it is considerably much cheaper and more accessible to get for me, only one place sells the Fuma for me whereas multiple places sell the Mugen Max :) I'll go 2x fans, though would you personally replace the Scythe fans or stick with Scythe fans?

Checked maximum height limit for the CPU cooler for my case and it's 172.1mm, so the height isn't an issue as the Mugen Max is 161mm from base to top :) (according to the scythe website) I just have to make sure that it can be clear of my RAM :)

MX-4 is a great replacement for AS5. Great for overclocking as well.

Thank you matey, looking forward to future plans of overclocking the system though it'll be sometime next year maybe towards the end depending on how things play out for me :)

Isn't clearance a (potential) problem with the Mugen Max?

Thanks again and this is what made me double check, I posted a link just above in response to John but also for you too, so far the only thing I need to make sure is that it will not be an issue with my RAM :)

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Isn't clearance a (potential) problem with the Mugen Max?

As per previous post ... it is taller (161mm) than the Fuma (149mm

Mugen Max - 145mm x 86mm x 161mm .... Its "offset to eliminate RAM issues
http://www.scythe-eu.com/fileadmin/images/picture_for_forum/Mugen-Max-Diagramm-1.jpg

Fuma - 137mm x 130mm x 149mm ... fan placement as shown in image helps with RAM clearance.
http://www.scythe-eu.com/fileadmin/images/CPU-Cooler/Fuma/FUMA-dimensions.jpg

As for Directon, I gave you amazon, PC Partpicker and Newegg.

As for alternates.... you might consider this....

CPU - Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut ($14 for 1 g w/ application tool) ... $6 without .... best TIM available that isn't LM
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4RE8D80611

CPU - Shin Etsu G751 ($11 for 1g) ... same thermal performance as AS5
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA85V3HT9631

GPU - Gelid Extreme ($10 for 2g w/ application tool)
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?reviews=all&Item=9SIA4RE8D80575

Neither suffers from the capacitance and curing issues associated with AS5
 
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Scythe Fuma with 3 fans or a Scythe Mugen Max with 2

Get this imo, if it will fit.

Btw, the reason i didnt read all your OP was i was on iphone , & the new forum software hates my phone, or vice versa
 
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The Fuma is 137mm wide, while the Max is 145mm. That puts it real close to the first PCI-e slot.
 
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https://web.archive.org/web/2015011...lers/display/thermal-interface-roundup-1.html
This was my go to review for a long time. To me, the winner of that roundup was TG-1, which I used for a while and it was easier to use than AS-5. Seems like AS-5 starts off quite viscous and only gets more viscous as it gets older in the tube. MX-4 user here. To me, TG-1 and MX-4 are very similar to use. Never spent the time to benchmark - if the temps are satisfactory, I have more important things to do then try to get a degree or two.

Really sad to see that x-bit is no more.
I have some AS5 from 2005 that still is fine for use. Indistinguishable from new tubes. Re-found it in an old motherboard box I had stored away. In fact put it on my processor and it runs cool. I don't go over 52*C in games (GTA IV, Space Engineers) with my 8600K at 4.6 (not delidded).
 
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I've had some AS5 that was very hard to get out of the tube and was hard to spread in comparison to a new tube.
 

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Thanks matey, that looks pretty decent, will have to have that on my wish list for now, when I get it and use it I'll let you know how I feel about it :)
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You'll love it... You'll wake up in the middle of the night and wonder how you ever did without it.

One of the greatest things is that unlike compressed air. It never loses pressure no matter how long you keep it powered on. Its a mini leaf blower! Just remember to take your PC out into the garden because this will send dust from your case all over the place.
 
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You'll love it... You'll wake up in the middle of the night and wonder how you ever did without it.

One of the greatest things is that unlike compressed air. It never loses pressure no matter how long you keep it powered on. Its a mini leaf blower! Just remember to take your PC out into the garden because this will send dust from your case all over the place.
I use the DataVac ED500 which is similar and use it to clean all kinds of stuff not just computers. Great product.
 

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I use the DataVac ED500 which is similar and use it to clean all kinds of stuff not just computers. Great product.

Its a tool with many uses! Your cat pissing you off! Now you can chase it around the house and blast it in the face with a mini leaf blower! -- Just remember to check your shoes or slippers in the morning, your cat might of left you a 'gift' in appreciation of a face full of air.
 
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Its a tool with many uses! Your cat pissing you off! Now you can chase it around the house and blast it in the face with a mini leaf blower! -- Just remember to check your shoes or slippers in the morning, your cat might of left you a 'gift' in appreciation of a face full of air.

I find a blower / vacuum pushes a lot if air but at very low pressure. I much prefer a small nozzle that I can sap tips and send itto real tiny places. Commercial Shop Vac in blow mode won't even take the dust off fan blade tips.... which I still don't understand how it even accumuates . Leaves a lot behind on heat sinks and rads too.
 
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I find a blower / vacuum pushes a lot if air but at very low pressure. I much prefer a small nozzle that I can sap tips and send itto real tiny places. Commercial Shop Vac in blow mode won't even take the dust off fan blade tips.... which I still don't understand how it even accumuates . Leaves a lot behind on heat sinks and rads too.
I use a combination of leaf blower and air-compressor. Been doing that combination for decades and it always gets the job done.
 
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I find a blower / vacuum pushes a lot if air but at very low pressure. I much prefer a small nozzle that I can sap tips and send itto real tiny places. Commercial Shop Vac in blow mode won't even take the dust off fan blade tips.... which I still don't understand how it even accumuates . Leaves a lot behind on heat sinks and rads too.

I assure you, these are little turbofans m8

I find a blower / vacuum pushes a lot if air but at very low pressure. I much prefer a small nozzle that I can sap tips and send itto real tiny places. Commercial Shop Vac in blow mode won't even take the dust off fan blade tips.... which I still don't understand how it even accumuates . Leaves a lot behind on heat sinks and rads too.




Ohhh and if thats not powerful enough for you they also sell one with an upgraded 550w motor.

 
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As for Directon, I gave you amazon, PC Partpicker and Newegg.

As for alternates.... you might consider this....

CPU - Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut ($14 for 1 g w/ application tool) ... $6 without .... best TIM available that isn't LM
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4RE8D80611

CPU - Shin Etsu G751 ($11 for 1g) ... same thermal performance as AS5
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA85V3HT9631

GPU - Gelid Extreme ($10 for 2g w/ application tool)
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?reviews=all&Item=9SIA4RE8D80575

Neither suffers from the capacitance and curing issues associated with AS5

Thanks again John :)

I only just cottoned on that directon was a link to get the Shin Etsu, I thought it was a review for the stuff albeit the website doesn't work for me, I used the PC Partpicker link you showed which lead me to amazon for the cheapest one :D

I'll have a look at that Gelid Extreme for the GPU, though what about the memory on the GPU? Should I get some pads for it or just use the Gelid on all memory as well as processor on the GPU?

Get this imo, if it will fit.

Btw, the reason i didnt read all your OP was i was on iphone , & the new forum software hates my phone, or vice versa

Yeah, going to grab the Mugen Max with 2 fans :)

Haha it's perfectly OK mate, was nice that you actually let me know about not reading the whole thread and more so your reason as to why albeit you didn't have too, reading anything long winded on a phone is a bit of a pickle! :D

The Fuma is 137mm wide, while the Max is 145mm. That puts it real close to the first PCI-e slot.

Thanks matey, I'll check to see if it fits first by measuring or checking to see if there is a diagram around for it and my board with the current GPU in it, shouldn't be any issues but at least checking first eliminates them as I'm hoping to order it really soon! :)

You'll love it... You'll wake up in the middle of the night and wonder how you ever did without it.

One of the greatest things is that unlike compressed air. It never loses pressure no matter how long you keep it powered on. Its a mini leaf blower! Just remember to take your PC out into the garden because this will send dust from your case all over the place.

LMFAO that tickled me when I read it, I actually laughed aloud haha! Bet the neighbours will be wondering why I randomly starting laughing when it's semi silent :D

Does seem like a mini leaf blower and from watching the two videos you posted about them they are both fairly powerful, should do me wonders when I get one! :)

Its a tool with many uses! Your cat pissing you off! Now you can chase it around the house and blast it in the face with a mini leaf blower! -- Just remember to check your shoes or slippers in the morning, your cat might of left you a 'gift' in appreciation of a face full of air.

Hahaha, this made me burst out laughing as I could imagine what a cat would be like as soon as it started, they freak out when the hoover goes on! :D

Thanks again for all the help guys, really appreciate everyone chipping in! Now I'm just eagerly waiting on being able to crack on with the work! :)

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I use a combination of leaf blower and air-compressor. Been going that combination for decades and it always gets the job done.

I do too .... I let the shop vac suck up the dust as the compressor blows it out. The Compressure of course produces far higher PSI and I can direct into any shape stream I want by changing the tip. If you just blow the dust away, you gotta carry everything outside or dust just re-accumulates. BTW, a filtered forced air system is a great thing .... Im tempted to route a intake duct behind the PC grille.

I assure you, these are little turbofans m8

I have one.

I'll have a look at that Gelid Extreme for the GPU, though what about the memory on the GPU? Should I get some pads for it or just use the Gelid on all memory as well as processor on the GPU?

Try and find an EK waterblock instruction PDF and follow their directions ...it will also tell you what thickness pads you need
 

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Try and find an EK waterblock instruction PDF and follow their directions ...it will also tell you what thickness pads you need

Thanks John will check these out now and will look for an EK waterblock manual, sorry for the delay been a little busy (roll on tonight's shift ending then I can have a long weekend finish Christmas shopping for the kids then I can start for myself! :D)

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I have some AS5 from 2005 that still is fine for use. Indistinguishable from new tubes. Re-found it in an old motherboard box I had stored away. In fact put it on my processor and it runs cool. I don't go over 52*C in games (GTA IV, Space Engineers) with my 8600K at 4.6 (not delidded).

I might try it on my 8350, i have mx4 on it, 5.0ghz, 55 c with my scythe ashura.

I used to use as5.
 
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I might try it on my 8350, i have mx4 on it, 5.0ghz, 55 c with my scythe ashura.

I used to use as5.

You'll have to let us know how you get on with it matey if or when you try it :)

@John Naylor I've found the block I'll be using for my GPU in the future custom loop, downloaded the instruction manual for it, for those wondering it's EK-FC970 GTX ACX - Acetal+Nickel
 
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Cooling Stock Air Cooler
Memory 16Gb (4x4Gb) /// G Skill PC3-19200 DDR3 2400MHz
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SC GAMING ACX 2.0
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB (OS) /// Samsung 840 EVO 250GB /// Western Digital Caviar 1TB Green SATAIII
Display(s) Asus 22-inch VH226H Widescreen LCD Monitor (2ms, 3000:1, 1920x1080) Full HD
Case Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced
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Mugen Max and AS5 has arrived today, what a belting surprise wooo! Just waiting on the ShinEtsu to come from across the waters tomorrow :D

--Lee
 
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Motherboard Asus ROG Maximus VI HERO Intel Z87 Socket 1150
Cooling Stock Air Cooler
Memory 16Gb (4x4Gb) /// G Skill PC3-19200 DDR3 2400MHz
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SC GAMING ACX 2.0
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB (OS) /// Samsung 840 EVO 250GB /// Western Digital Caviar 1TB Green SATAIII
Display(s) Asus 22-inch VH226H Widescreen LCD Monitor (2ms, 3000:1, 1920x1080) Full HD
Case Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced
Audio Device(s) Astro A50 Gen1
Power Supply Corsair AX760W Full Modular 80+ Platinum
Mouse Roccat Kone AIMO
Keyboard AFX MK0217 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Software Windows 10 Home 64-bit
New update guys and gals! :)

Finally installed the Mugen Max and done a little testing before and after with AIDA64, got 2 images for now showcasing the Mugen Max with a Push and Pull config of the Scythe fan that comes with and a Noctua NF-P14R, swapping the stock cooler for this has proven seriously effective, more than I expected anyway! :)

I'll add more to this post within the next few days and more images for all who're interested in seeing, I had CPU throttling issues with the stock cooler, hit 100C very quickly from the stability test in AIDA64 though with this Mugen Max I've had the test running roughly 45 minutes and it's not even touched 70C (with Stress CPU, Stress FPU, Stress cache and Stress GPU selected) so I'm absolutely over the moon for this air cooler being suggested, it's amazing! Idle temps have dropped 15C if not more...

I have been trying to solve an issue which I had suspected faulty memory, doing the Memtest and also AIDA64 tests I'm starting to believe it's definitely the modules or a module though not going to testing single sticks until I get more time to spend on them, if it comes to it I'll just try to find a better set of memory modules for future overclocking :)

On to some images anyway, hope you enjoy them! :)

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--Lee
 
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