Okay, another question... IF I get the heatpipe, how much thermalpaste do you put on? I'm thinking about using some leftover Arctic Ceramique, is that okay, or is it better for some reason to use the stuff that comes with the heatpipe? Also, how thick should it be? Pasty? Or a really thin layer like when putting thermal paste onto a CPU when putting on a new heatsink?
Although GamingGod is of course correct regarding the use of thermal material in general (especially when installing CPU's), be aware that Zalman advises using plenty
of thermal paste when installing their heatpipe video coolers. This is because the GPU is frequently not true-flat and you must use an extra-large amount of paste on the GPU to insure heat-conductivity with their cooler assembly.
Using too little paste on the GPU and/or pipe has been the most common reason for users having trouble with the Zalman heatpipe video coolers. Which kind of paste really doesn't matter when installing this cooler, just as long as you use plenty of it in all the locations where the instructions tell you to apply it.