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This is a waste if you are not running lots of voltage and benching. These pads have been way overhyped by some posters.
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Originally Posted by Dagamus NM View Post

Hype or not, ocd.net users will pay a premium for a few extra bench points. In the end, for some the difference is worth the cost. Mostly it is related to knowing that the best possible was just obtained.


Maybe I'd see a bigger benefit if my card could clock past 1180. As is I run +100mv and can't use any more voltage.

As to whether it's worth it, a 100x15 stripe costs $15. I cut it in half but if you were willing to be more precise in cutting and placing, you could cover 3 cards' vrms with that strip. So it's $5 - $7.50 per card. That's so cheap cost benefit analysis really doesn't apply.

For sure folks here toss the free TIM they get with blocks and coolers and get better paste for 2-4c improvement. And if you were to ask anyone here if they'd be willing to pay $10+ for a fan upgrade that would net 2-4c improvement they'd do it.

But yeah maybe FUE is overhyped. The way folks talk about it I was expecting my jaw to drop. All I got was a shrug.

Maybe Heatkiller bundles better pads. But those urging folks to get FUE should add caveats. Mainly, that you only really see great improvement if your temps sick to begin with.

But again, for $7.50 I have no regrets. Don't know if I'd do it again though, probably not unless my vrm temps sucked.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Crucial m500 SSD LG GGC H20L Bluray/HDDVD combo drive Watercool Heatkiller IV Pro all copper Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 420 radiator 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 280 radiator Watercool Heatkiller GPU-X3 290X Windows 8.1 Qnix QX2710LED 27" 2560x1440 monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K360 wireless keyboard EVGA 1000w P2 Phanteks Enthoo Primo white Logitech Performance MX wireless mouse 
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