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Antec FORMULA 7 Nano Diamond Thermal Compound

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Push your PC to its limits without the threat of overheating with Antec’s Formula 7! Apply this thermal compound to your CPU’s surface and let it run.

  • newegg Isolates and Facilitates the Transfer of Heat Best when overclocking your CPU, Formula 7’s nano diamond particles minimize the distance between heat-conductive compounds in -50°C to 250°C temperatures.
  • newegg Easy to Spread With its light and stable composition, Formula 7 is easy to spread, but won’t crack or dry out.

Learn more about the Antec FORMULA 7

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Antec
Model
FORMULA 7

SPEC

Specifications
Diamond particles measuring 0.0000015 cm rated at 8.3 w/mK.

Extended -50°C to 250°C stable temperature range ideal for performance cooling.

Lighter, easier to spread stable composition won't crack or dry out.

Quantity: 4 g

Specific gravity: 2.8 g/cm3

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • David S.
  • 2/20/2015 2:59:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Awesome

Pros: Easy to apply, and does its job extremely well.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I have seen a lot of reviewers stating that it is difficult to apply this compound, but before I applied it I just warmed it in my hand for about a minute, and I used the application tool supplied with it, and had absolutely no problems. I did have to remove the heatsink while I was trying to figure out how to put the heatsink on, and noticed that after it setup for a couple of minutes the compound will break up if you try to move it, so it is just important to leave it alone once it is applied. Also I applied a thin coat to the processor as well. This is going to be my new go to paste.

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  • Frank K.
  • 2/20/2015 1:34:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsMy new favorite

Pros: Works very well, easy to use. I've only had it on for a couple of days, but I can see that the temps (CPU and GPU) are as good or better than they were with my old favorite TIM, Gelid Extreme.

I haven't seen how many applications I can get out of a tube, but it should be good for many installations. You don't need to use a lot of it.

Cons: Cost. It is pretty costly as TIMs go, so if you plan on removing and reinstalling your CPU/GPU cooler/water block a lot, you may wish to use something cheaper until you get your final setup "dialed in."

Other Thoughts: I definitely did not find this product to be overly thick or hard to spread, as so many people here have mentioned. I would call it a medium-bodied TIM, not clay-like at all. It spread very easily using the included spatula, with the grease at room temperature. The dot-in-center method works just fine with this grease too.

After seeing all the reviews about how thick this stuff is, I expected it to be much harder to work with than it is. I wonder if Antec changed the formula somewhere along the way. I wish manufacturers would not change products and not change the name-- when they do, there is no way to know if the product you bought is still the same one reviewed.

CPU is an I5-2500k OC to 4.7ghz with the Deep Cool Gamer Storm cooler with my Corsair SP120 PE fan (a combo which manages to consistently outperform my TR True Spirit 140 Power) at 1.35v. GPU is a GTX 760 at 125% TDP and Arctic Accelero Twin Turbo II cooler.

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  • Brandon K.
  • 2/16/2015 7:44:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic!

Pros: Dropped my 4690 15 C on 100% load for 10 min. 11/10 Would diamond again.

Cons: No Mudkips.

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  • Michael Z.
  • 2/11/2015 3:08:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Paste

Pros: Cools more better than my previous thermal compound and its more than half the price of Antec Formula 7.

Cons: None.

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  • micheal b.
  • 12/10/2014 6:49:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsfor any cpu, it's an effective paste

Pros: awesome thermal paste, kept my i7 3930k to 4.2 ghz at 39c and i didn't even oc the system.
i use it on my corsair h100 water cooler for the cpu.
ppl complain about this being a thick paste, u want it thick for more diamond particles per cubic nm between cpu and cooler.

Cons: none
(i dumped all my other pastes on my brother so he can moan and gripe about my pcs running better than his)

Other Thoughts: case was modified so i could fit a 20inch 3-speed fan to the side of it, i didn't like the idea of having 1-2 dozen 120mm fans on it to keep it cooled, so i took out all fans except the one on the chipset on the motherboard(voids warrenty if i do remove it), then applied packing tape to any case vent area i didn't want to have air go thru. so all airflow goes to mobo, ram, radiator, pwr supply, and hds and vid cards. no wasted airflow. i use 4 stage filter on the intake side of the fan to blow into the case.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/20/2014 10:43:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Thermal Paste

Pros: This stuff is amazing. Due to the high thermal conductivity of diamond, this paste combined with a Zalman 9900MAX dropped my temps from 67C to 37C under load (AMD FX-8350 @4.2GHz) and around 19C idle temps. I'm not really sure why the other reviewers were freaking out about the difficulty to use this paste, it has the same consistency of Arctic Silver 5. Just put a pea-sized dot of paste on the CPU, then just put the heatsink on. Pressure and gravity from the heaksink will spread it out as normal.

Cons: This paste is more expensive than other paste, but if you're going to be doing any overclocking it's completely worth it to spend a little more to drop your temps.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/22/2014 7:50:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsWhat is this? Why so cheap?

Pros: Cheap ... I bought it from Trade Me for 33% the RRP price. Can be reused and it should work like general thermal past for most dual core 3.2GHz Phemon CPU.

Cons: >> Impossible to spread using the spatula. I'm in NZ, winter time and room temp is 16C. I've think of squeezing it out into a tin foil, fold the tin foil up and heat it with a hair dryer first. But I didn't do that in the end.
>> I use a pair of razors - 3cm x 9mm razor and a second razor 7cm x 18mm. First apply a grain of it on top of the CPU. Need to press it hard enough to make it stick to the CPU, or else it'll stick back and peel off. If you know it's about to stick back and coming off you need to use the smaller razor to scrape it off the bigger razor. Then to chop, chop, chop at 0.25mm lines on top of the applied thermal paste (not fully covered up the CPU yet), need to tilt the razor at an 45 degree or more when chopping and do not chop all the way down into the CPU - chop and press lightly forward to make it spread at 1mm per chop. That's patch #1 for the first grain, when you're done - apply another grain to cover up another spot of the CPU that's has no thermal paste covered yet. Repeat it until the CPU is fully covered.

>> Only do this part if the heatsink is made of copper and has curved base due to heatpipes are installed inside it:
When it's fully covered up the CPU with a thickness of 2 plys of tin foils. now to pread it out even thinner by spreading it lightly over and over the top, making it into a single ply of tin foil.
Now at the centre of the CPU, applied a size of about 60 to 70% a grain of rice - on top of the already applied "tin foil" (thermal paste).

>> Only do this part if the heatsink is stock models from AMD (For Phenom 555 or 840):
When it's fully covered up the CPU with a thickness of 2 plys of tin foils. now to pread it out even thinner by spreading it lightly over and over the top, making it into a "pyramic" - with the center having a thickness of about 2 plys of tin foils and the 4 sides of ledges at 1 ply thickness.

>> Do not JUST use the dot/pea method, as 1 grain or 1.5 grain of uncooked rice's size is not the right size for an AM2 or AM3 CPU. I've tried it before and it only ended up to the size of a NZ $2 coin.

Test RESULT:
Phenom x2 555 with stock AMD heatsink:
ROOM temperature 19c
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idle:
CPU socket = 22 to 24c
CPU core (inside CPU) = 14 to 15c
motherboard = 19c
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Full load - torture test (after 30 minutes):
CPU socket = 41 to 42c
CPU core (inside CPU) = 32c
motherboard = 21c
Condition: thermal paste has been applied excessively and used in another PC's CPU before in torture testing for 1 hour. Then scraped off from the CPU and reused in this test.

Other Thoughts: Test RESULT:
Phenom x4 840 with a heatsink that is made of copper and has curved base due to heatpipes are installed inside it:
ROOM temperature 17c
Full load - torture test (after 30 minutes):
CPU socket = 67 to 68c? (not even sure if it's the CPU socket's reading)
CPU core (inside CPU) = 40 to 45c?
motherboard = 40c?
Condition: heatsink doesn't seem to installed properly in place, leaving a ply of tin foil thickness between the CPU and heatsink.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/3/2014 12:58:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLO.V3.d b_y J3.s_US

Pros: WOOHOO! Right?

Diamonds are best conductors that are
available to regular geeks and freaks.

This is the second time I buy this Antec Formula 7 thermal paste and I feel that I should finally put a note about it here and add my voice to the other reviewers praising it. Like I said, I've used up one tube already on 1 nVidia GTX 465 Golden Edition video card chip (couple times or so) and also I intalled shims on the back of it on the 10 memory modules on that video card, so.., that's 20 surfaces (10 shims with 2 sides). I also used it on another video card and cpu--nVidia Quadro FX 3600M (Dell Precision Workstation.) Both of them are working fine, cooling well, and, I can say that could overclock the GTX 465 further than before when I had old dried paste in it--running it on air at 850 MHz core 1700 MHz memory, on air, using MSA Afterburner.

Cons: Don't buy Forumal 6. Get this Formula 7.

Wait for a an e-mail discount from newegg, if you are not in a hurry, when they offer 25% or 30% discount on all thermal paste--typically happens every so often if you sign up for an e-mail service from them. Just look for the occasional useful discounts at the bottom of the e-mails slash web weekly deals. E-mails from newegg do have more discounts than web browsing alone.

No cons.

Other Thoughts: Formula 7 higher concentration of nano diamond particles and so it offers greater temperature range.

I, personally, did not have bad experience with viscosity of this paste. Last one I bought it was 'pasty' enough to smear but, I have to agree, it's not one of the slickest that are available out there but the pros outweigh this perceived minute of a problem.

I have used diamond thermal conduction material in industrial setting so I can testify that companies also use it (not necessarily this particular paste), not only inthusiasts and geeks out there. If you want to get and to use absolutely the best conductive material that is out there which is commercially available without getting into some extremely exotic and sky-high priced particles then this is it.

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  • Travis M.
  • 6/11/2014 10:45:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGood TIM

Pros: Works really well
Lowered CPU temps a good bit
easy to spread
No 300 hour curing time

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I found this at B.B. and use it for my main system, and I'm really happy with it so far. I got a decrease in CPU temp by 5 Celsius after using it, instead of Arctic Silver 5, without that 300 hour curing time. It's a winner.

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  • ANA R.
  • 2/19/2014 7:14:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorth it

Pros: Others said it was thick, it seemed easy to spread for me and it keeps my i7-4770k at a steady 27c.

Cons: Can't think of any.

Other Thoughts: nactua nh-u12p se2 with the z87 sabertooth and dual 16gb gskill trident 1866.

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