[SOLVED] Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM SE Stock Thermal Paste VS Arctic MX-4

Potato825

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Just got the Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM SE, and I don't know how good the stock thermal paste it. I have left over Arctic MX-4 from my last build should I use that or just leave the stock thermal paste on the cooler?
 

Darkbreeze

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Use the stock thermal paste that comes pre-applied. Later, if you should have to remove the cooler at some point, THEN clean off the pre-applied TIM (Thermal interface material) and apply the MX-4 or whatever product you prefer. The MX-4 is pretty good. I like the Thermal grizzly Kryonaut a little better myself, but I have both on hand. For starting out though, there's really no compelling reason to not use what comes on it out of the box.
 
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Darkbreeze

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Use the stock thermal paste that comes pre-applied. Later, if you should have to remove the cooler at some point, THEN clean off the pre-applied TIM (Thermal interface material) and apply the MX-4 or whatever product you prefer. The MX-4 is pretty good. I like the Thermal grizzly Kryonaut a little better myself, but I have both on hand. For starting out though, there's really no compelling reason to not use what comes on it out of the box.
 
Reactions: Yadro

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