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Sort of overpriced kit,
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This review is from: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound 3.5 Grams with ArctiClean 60 ML Kit (Personal Computers)
Arctic Silver 5 is one of THE names in thermal compound for mounting heatsinks.
Not made clear in the description of this product, however, is that you're paying somewhat of a premium price for a tiny bottle of xylene cleaner (e.g., Goo Gone) and a tiny bottle of isopropyl alcohol. If you happen to have those items lying around in your cleaning arsenal, there's not much value added by this kit.
It's certainly possible that if you don't have those items lying around and you don't actually have any other need of them, you might save a bit of money with this kit in that you might pay a bit more than the extra 5 or 6 bucks for a bottle of cleaner and a bottle of isopropyl alcohol. However, you'd end up with a much larger supply of those items for not a lot more money.
In the end, the kit is just fine for what it is. I'm just slightly groused that the description made it seem like the added components are more exotic than they really are.
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Initial post: Apr 9, 2013 9:40:17 AM PDT
Oh J. says:
Thanks for this review. It kind of reminds me of the labels on the back of Nintendo games that warned to not clean with alcohol, but if you looked at the label of the "official" cleaners, the first ingredient was, drum roll, ALCOHOL!
So I'll just be sticking with the paste!
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