Summary: Arctic Silver, the great stand bye still delivering after all these years, If you have used the older formulas you will be slightly surprised this formula is way thicker then the older generations.
Summary: The product was not too watery and was easy to apply. I bought it due to the good reviews and from people who suggested me to use this product. Pretty expensive a small tube of compound you're probably going to use once every few years (unless you build pc's often). Plenty of uses from this one small tube however. Not sure how effective it is because I don't have much to compare it to.
Summary: Arctic Silver 5 is a medium priced thermal compound that works fairly well & is easy to apply. It used to be king-of-the-hill, but there are a couple of other brands that provide better thermal conduction. The best is using solder, but that is a difficult & permanent solution. The next best is thermal adhesive (which is easier to apply, but also permanent) or liquid metal type (which can be difficult to spread, can be corrosive to some metals, can be difficult to remove,...
Summary: AC5 is perfect as always. I won't bore you with how amazing it is, as others have detailed that numerous times. I have a problem with the seller though, as I paid more for this item for the packaging shown in the second picture, as I keep the AS5 in my emergency bag, which takes all kinds of abuse, and I don't want the AS5 to be squeezed by accident. However, it shipped in a plain non-protective plastic bag, which is dishonest.