On my way home from work today, I bought two things. A 12 pack of beer, and a tube of thermal grease.
For those of you who don't know what thermal grease is, here's a quick explaination:
In your computer, between your CPU and the heatsink, is a thin layer of grease to transfer the heat from your CPU to the heatsink.
That's thermal grease.
The 12 pack cost me $7.02.
That's 12 beers, each one is 12 ounces. That's 144 ounces of beer (a little over a gallon) for $7!
The thermal grease was .12 ounces. It cost $10.
Here's a comparison...
That tiny syringe thing is the grease.
So, at .12 ounces, that means it would take 100 of those to make 1 can of beer.
On top of that, it would take 1200 of those to make a 12 pack.
So in order for me to buy the same amount of thermal grease that I bought in beer today for $7, it would cost $12,000.00
Yes, twelve THOUSAND dollars!!!
They rape you at the thermal grease store...