Most CPU coolers come accompanied with thermal paste provided by the manufacturer. For our CPU cooling tests we use Noctuas NT-H1, so to offer up some interesting analysis we test the thermal paste given with the Dark Rock Pro 2 against NT-H1 to see which gives the best results during stock and overclocked performance.
The Noctua paste is a degree better than what be quiet! supply. The difference may not be significant but the Noctua paste is still slightly better.