Is Fujipoly NECESSARY with EK 290x blocks?

seaneboy

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So, I'm planning on assembling my EK nickel+acetal blocks on the 290x this week.. And, I was reading up on a few situations where the VRMs got really hot with the included EK pads. My question is.. If I'm running EK blocks on 290x(s), is it a given that I must order the Fujipoly, or what?
Trying to decide if this is something I should just do off the bat, or consider it a 'down the line' type thing. I'm kind of thinking it worthwhile to do up front, when I realize how much I spent on the 290x's to begin with... What is another $60 or whatever it is for (3) sheets of Fujipoly ultimate super extreme elimination challenge thermal pads?

Thoughts on that?
 

Justintoxicated

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The ultimate is too expensive for my blood, extreme should work fine. However I would just use the stock ones unless your getting the card second hand. If you have problems then pull it and try some fujipoly.
 

OP20

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I used the extreme on my blocks and have much better vrm temps than what other people have posted. If your going to overclock i would suggest it. You can get the extreme pretty cheap. like 13$
 

seaneboy

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Yeah, sounds like it's a must do... Is there any specific thermal paste to be used with the fujipoly?
 

Justintoxicated

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Yeah, sounds like it's a must do... Is there any specific thermal paste to be used with the fujipoly?

If you search for my recent thread in the forum I was instructed to not use any paste with the thermal pads, however I had already used it an I'm getting pretty decent temps. I would go without I guess since that seem to be the consensus.
 

seaneboy

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If you search for my recent thread in the forum I was instructed to not use any paste with the thermal pads, however I had already used it an I'm getting pretty decent temps. I would go without I guess since that seem to be the consensus.

Ok, thanks a lot! Man, your name works on so many levels... Nice work!
 
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