Originally Posted by cephelix @Roboyto
.would the vrm heights differ between manufacturers?the reason i'm asking is cos i'm planning to order the ultra extreme and extreme versions of the fujipoly thermal pads in anticipation of the release of the ek full cover for my msi 290 gaming and was wondering wht thickness pads i should be getting
That is hard to say at this point since I don't have any information on the EK block for the MSI Gaming card. I will take an educated guess and say that EK would probably still be using 1mm thickness pads for the VRMs and 0.5mm pads for the RAM. However, we won't know until the block is listed on their site and the installation instructions will be there containing the information regarding pad thickness.
If you are contemplating purchasing new pads for the RAM, it really isn't worth the $. I did it for the sake of knowing if it would increase stability/OC for RAM, which it did not. RAM doesn't get hot enough to warrant the extra expense.
I will shoot them an e-mail and see if they can enlighten us now
Originally Posted by aaroc
I bought Arctic MX-4 for my GPU and GPU. Is it better than the TIM that EK send with their water blocks? I bought the Fujipoly extreme that roboyto recommends in his How-to.
MX-4 is a great paste and actually one that is recommended in the EK installation instructions. It is hard to find something that is as easy to use in every respect, and has a claimed useful life/durability of 8 years.
Many people are fond of Gelid GC-Extreme specifically for GPU use.
I have found Xigmatek PTI-G4512 to be very effective as well.
Edited by Roboyto - 4/13/14 at 5:37pm