In a word: PC accessories maker NZXT is getting into the thermal paste game. The company’s high-performance thermal paste is made from a custom-designed formula of zinc oxide, aluminum and a liquid polymer, and is both electrically non-conductive and non-hardening to avoid short circuits. It is suitable for use on both CPU and GPU cores, has a three-year lifespan, and is easy to apply and clean.
The paste carries a thermal conductivity index of 6.3 W/mk (watts per square meter of surface), a viscosity index of 35~220*10³ mPa.s and a specific gravity index of 3.5 g/cc . A general rule is that the higher the thermal conductivity rating, the more the material will conduct heat.
Traditional non-conductive pastes like those from NZXT don’t work as well as more exotic TIMs like Liquid Metal, but they are much easier to apply and won’t kill the material if it accidentally comes into contact with it.
NZXT was founded in 2004 by Johnny Hou. The company’s first product, the Guardian Chassis, featured a plastic front bezel that looked like it was straight out of the Transformers franchise. NZXT helped start the manufactured case movement and has since expanded into several other product categories and even offers custom and pre-built PCs.
NZXT’s high performance thermal paste is priced at $9.99 for a 3g tube and $19.99 for a 15g tube. Both are available for purchase from today on NZXT’s online store.