PART 1: Phobya HeGrease Extreme : Phoyba Nano 2g PWM fan 120mm : Phobya 24Pin PSU extension individually sleeved 30cm - UV Red : Phoyba Lanyard PART 2: Phobya LED-Flexlight HighDensity 60cm green (72x SMD LEDŽs) The nice people at Aquatuning sent me a review sample of the new thermal grease from Phoyba, one of their partner companies, called HeGrease Extreme. Along with the grease, they also sent me a bottle of Phobya's TIM cleaning agent. will this provide a cleaner result than just wiping away with a tissue, we'll find out later. Bold claims, let's see if they match up. for starters, let's put some details down on the test PC. I run a Intel 2500K CPU which is not overclocked. it runs in a Asus Sabertooth P67 motherboard with the assist fan added. the CPU cooling is done via water cooling. a single loop consisting of a Swifttech Apogee XT with ArticSilver5 thermal paste, Laing DDC 18W pump, a XSPC bay reservoir, 1x Phobya Xtreme 200 and 1x Black ICE Radiator GT Stealth 240lite. this is all connected by 3/8" tubing and uses a 50/50 mix of Feser1 Green and Deionised water. Ambient room temperature was 19'c and the CPU temperatures are shown below in an idle state, just left on windows desktop for an hour after booting up the CPU was then stressed out by multitasking a few things. first was the System Stability test built into AIDA64 Extreme edition (the successor to Lavalys ultimate edition). this is a system monitoring software, that not only monitors your system's various sensors, but can show you details on your hardware, their overclocking and bus speeds and incorporates several benchmarking systems. Second was running PCMark 7. a well known benchmark program make by Futuremark. Finally (because I was bored) the PC was playing some HD video (Top Gear if anyone was curious) and the temperatures levelled out as such Let's start the test. a quick drain of my WC loop and then the first test, the TIM cleaner. Here is the block and CPU, with the old thermal grease on it. This was Arctic Silver 5, a very popular brand of thermal paste for many years. and in this case, been used here for over 6 months. so it's pretty baked on here. The left side of each part had it's TIM cleaned off, simply by rubbing off with a tissue. the results are seen above, while the bulk of it is gone, there is a thin residue of TIM left on the CPU and block. most people would claim this to be 'clean enough' and continue with their new TIM application, but it could be better This is the right side cleaned off with 2 drops of Phobya TIM cleaner and tissue. the results are quite clear. on the CPU, it's cleaned right down to the writing on the heat spreader block that can be legible to read. the water block however is not as clean, but it is cleaner than the side not using the TIM cleaner. this may be attributed to the poor surface finish my particular block has. So, verdict on the TIM cleaner. Top marks, does exactly what it says on the bottle. the large bottle will last numerous CPU cleaning operations and just the fact it makes it much easier. it took a lot more force to clean off the TIM without it, which drove the old TIM into the CPU and block surfaces, making the dark smudging appear, which no doubt will affect the heat conductivity of the new TIM being applied. In short, anything that makes life easier, even by a little bit, is worth it. the TIM cleaner just makes a better job at cleaning TIM easy. Anyway, back to the thermal grease test. Applying the thermal paste was a little tricky. I've never got the hang of it the many times i've applied TIM in the past. What was nice however was not needing to get my finger messy in the process of spreading out the TIM. there's a small spatula included with the TIM package, a nice touch. I placed a small square of TIM on my CPU, then placed my Waterblock on top to squash it out. removing the block, i then used the spatula to spread it out thinner on both surfaces, before putting the block back on and screwing it down tight. Refilling my WC loop, and bleeding it takes a few hours, so the testing would continue the next day. After making sure the room temperatures were the same as the control test, i then proceeded to boot up the PC and leave it on desktop for the hour. It returned the same idle temperatures as the control test (which is why there's not a picture confirming it, i didn't think i would really need one). but it was the load test that really matters. would this new TIM compound actually lower my temperatures. It has. only by a few degrees, but that's an improvement none the less. so yes, it does live up to the bold claims made earlier. Thinking it could be better, I took my water block off, cleaned the block, but left the TIM on the CPU, smoothing it back out with the spatula (effectively, halving the amount of TIM I used earlier) and did the testing again. I dropped another 1'c off each core again (didn't take photo, forgot to, sorry) so it really pays to use the TIM sparingly. I will admit, the WC loop in my PC is rather overkill for just a stock 2500K. this would explain the idle temperatures being the same. sometime in the future however, i will be including a GTX560ti water block into the same loop, so it will be interesting to see how it will be affected then. (I may also attempt to change the TIM on the 560ti before block installation, so see if it can improve the stock air cooler's performance) If someone is using an Air cooler for their CPU, then i could theorise that this TIM would improve their temperatures. as they experience a more varied range of heat changes, this TIM would help level them out better. In short. yes it works as it claims to do and not as expensive as the competition. Finally, unrelated to the supplied review items, I did receive a goodie bag from Aquatuning from a competition a while back. and while i'm in a review state of mind, here's some brief notes. Phoyba Nano 2g PWM fan 120mm This is a fantastic fan. it's a red LED fan to go along with it's red/black colour scheme. it runs at 1500rpm at maximum, and is quieter at this speed than an Akasa black apache at full tilt. I also recommend this fan for this reason: No, I've not broken the fan. it's designed to be removable, for ease of cleaning. a great idea and one I wish others used. Phobya 24Pin PSU extension individually sleeved 30cm - UV Red Get the sleeved look, without the warranty voiding. braid is nice and dense, and is reasonably stiff, so it holds it's shape well. Phoyba Lanyard Silky smooth finish with a good quality print. Makes a good sling for your foam dart firing projectile blaster.