So I decided to spring for the Arctic Freezer Pro 7 out of my own pocket for my old man. Looking at the pictures it seems like it has thermal pad/paste already on the bottom.
Should I go with what is included or use my tube of Arctic Silver 5 that I already have?
I also changed the RAM to Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB)
since it was on the compatible RAM list at Gigabyte's page.
I'll likely be ordering Wednesday or Thursday, so I'm still open to suggestions!
Also, I have one final question about that Abit IP35-E. It uses a 8-pin power connector by the CPU, where the DS3L only has a 4-pin one. The majority of Power Supplies in the Recommended PC Components
thread only have a 4-pin connector for them. Would that cause a problem had I gone with the Abit IP35-E?