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Old 07-11-2007, 05:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Red face MX-2, Oh you gotta be kidding me...

less than 5 days after I finally track down and purchase a tube of Arctic Cooling MX-1 Thermal Compound on ebay for an inflated price, Arctic Cooling releases their new Thermal Interfacing product, MX-2.

According to their website at least, it's even better.
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So... since my MX-1 just arrived today, should I apply it as planned? or just give it to my buddy at the local tech shop and start looking for some MX-2?
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Old 07-11-2007, 05:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: MX-2, Oh you gotta be kidding me...

just use the mx-1, there isnt going to be THAT much of a difference
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Yea, I know. lol. Still, I'll probably end up buying a tube of MX-2 when I see it, so I'll have it on-hand for next time.

Still funny in a kinda sad way when you spend so long looking for the best of the best, and when you finally get it you're outdone the very next day.
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Old 07-11-2007, 05:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Isn't that just the computer world. LOL
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Yes, yes it is...
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Just stick with your compound. One degree isn't going to be the end of the world. That money could be better spent somewhere else.
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is it more pricey???
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Default Re: MX-2, Oh you gotta be kidding me...

According to the Arctic Cooling site, they both have the same recommended retail price.
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It's probably going to less pricey for a while with supply and demand taken into account... I had to cough up $13 to get a tube on ebay, since none of the retailers had any in stock. Now with MX-2 on the market, it's likely that the retailers will start carrying the new compound.
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Default Re: MX-2, Oh you gotta be kidding me...

Did you miss the link I posted when I ordered mine?
ARCTIC COOLING MX-1 Thermal Compound by: Arctic-Cooling - e Powerhouse

Or, this one that performs a shade better?
Coollaboratory Liquid Pro Thermal Interface Material by: Coollabratory

Top notch service. Used USPS and had it in four days... and that's ordering on a weekend.
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