This cooler comes with TIM pre applied Arctic MX-2 but i do have Arctic Silver 5 and Arctic Clean,to do the job or at least clean the CPU off well with Arctic clean which is good.
I did this before when i tried to change the fan on CPU i was not too knowledged on job did not realize i did not have to remove heatsink to change the fan,but i did had to reapply TIM.
You might recall that in post the fan went bad after a month making a whistling noise which i sent it back for a refund,then put the stock fan back on but temps were good afterwards with the Arctic Silver 5,great stuff so is Arctic MX-2 i hear.
Not sure if i will use the preapplied one or not,maybe it's best i'll see.
Maybe one day i will build my own system just way i want it,can be costly though,knowing me i will want the best.Thanks again will repost when i do the job,product is ordered already on it's way.