It's been probably 10 years since I used a stock Intel HSF on any of my builds. AS5 is still the champ TIM material but I'm wondering if the stock stuff on a new Intel HSF is comparable? I'm building a new file server/domain controller for home and will be using a Xeon E3-1230V2 (65w part). No overclocking at all. Of course, the stock HSF will "work just fine" and that's what I'm intending on using. But I'm wondering if there is any benefit for this application in scraping off the stock TIM and using AS5? For a non-OCing system that will run 24/7 I'm not sure 2-3C will make any diff. Thanks.