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Old 08-03-2007, 05:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

This is my first time building a pc & I just got my parts yesterday. After skimming through the instructions, I read that I need a cooling gel for the fan

Where can I get this? Preferably at a store so I don't have to wait for shipping again
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Old 08-03-2007, 05:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's called thermal paste, and one of the best you can get is Arctic Silver 5 (AS5). It's very inexpensive, and can last for a lot of applications.

I only know of places online that sell this stuff, but try your local computer shops.
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Are there any other small items that I will need before I begin building?

I hear that I need a anti-static wrist band. Will just grounding myself work to get rid of static?
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Those wrist bands aren't necessary. Just simply touch any metal part of the case's chassis for like 30 seconds (well I only touch it for like 5-10 seconds), and you're grounded.
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Does this stuff ever expire? And how often do you need to apply it?
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It doesn't expire. So you don't have to worry about re-applying it, unless something is wrong with the temperatures.
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Theres probably something on the heatsink already, so you might not need to buy anything.
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