none really i use what ever i have on hand and buy whatever doesnt break the bank when i need new stuff. current tube is artic silver 5 and last tube was mx-4. im not hung up on the couple degrees between the best/worse.
Not so much performance, but that stuff costs far more money than what the stock Wraith Stealth cooler is worth. You're far better off buying a new cooler, such as a Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB, for the same price as just that Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut paste by itself.
The standard cooler comes with grease already applied to it, so you can just stick it on the CPU. If you need some extra so you can remove and reinstall it later, I like Arctic Silver 5 or Kryonaut (in that order), but you shouldn't need any if you're just going to throw the system together and not touch it again.
Remove the stock thermal stuff and use kryonaut if you have to buy something. Otherwise, use whatever you have on hand. I recommend getting rid of the stock stuff as I hear it's not easy to get off once you mount it. So, if you ever plan on changing it in the future, you'll be better off with something other than stock.
the cm paste that it comes with is decent enough not to warrant another $15 on grizzly.
yeah def dont do that but the 212 come with a tube now. so double pasting them now.Well I was just offering a best case scenario. But if money matters then the stock cooler and stock paste is honestly just fine. Just dont be like the verge and squirt some paste on top of the factory applied paste lol