By reading this board, I have concluded that I need to trash my retail fan and heatsink, scrape off that thermal tape stuff, and get a good after-market fan/heatsink/thermal compound. My question is which ones should I get.
First, the heat sink. Seems like the Alpha PEP-66 is mentioned often here, but the GlobalWin FDP 32 is recomended by heatsink-guide.com. Is there any real difference?
Second, what about the fan, some of the heat sinks come with a fan as part of a combo. One offers a Sunon 23.5 CFM fan, the other a YS-Tech 27.2 CFM fan. Which one is better, or should I get a Black Label 38 CFM fan instead?
Finally, what of thermal compound. Am I safe to go with the compound offered in the combo packages, or should I strike out on my own and specifically get a certain type?
Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.