In a nutshell: PC accessory maker NZXT is stepping into the thermal paste game. The company’s high-performance thermal paste is made from a specially formulated formula of zinc oxide, aluminum, and liquid polymer, and is non-conductive and non-curing to prevent short circuits. It is suitable for use on CPU and GPU cores, has a three-year shelf life, and is said to be easy to apply and clean.
insert It has a thermal conductivity index of 6.3 W/mK (watt per square meter of surface area), a viscosity index of 35~220*10³ mPa·s, and a specific gravity of 3.5 g/cc. BUT general rule is that the higher the thermal conductivity rating, the better the material will conduct heat.
Traditional non-conductive pastes like NZXT don’t work as well as more exotic TIMs like liquid metal, but they’re much easier to apply and won’t kill equipment if it accidentally comes into contact with it.
NZXT was founded in 2004 by Johnny Howe. The company’s first product, the Guardian case, featured a plastic front that looked straight out of the Transformers franchise. NZXT helped pioneer handcrafted cases and has since expanded into several other product categories and even offers personalized and pre-built PCs.