Originally Posted by Whirlwind
If you are not going to overclock, then the thermal pad on the cpu should be just fine...if you are going to overclock, then you may want to get some thermal paste.
I don't plan on overlocking for now, can I do the paste later on after I turn on my computer for the first time to see if my first build is good first? Once I do overlock, then can I just take the heatsink out and then add paste on it?
This is my first build so I want to see if I did everything correct first and see if the computer turn on. Getting the heatsink out would be somewhat of a hassle I think or maybe not.
What do you guys think. Can I use the computer for a few days until I get the thermal paste and then put it on? Or do I need to add it first before turning it on? And which type of paste do you recommend? Is there any place other than newegg like non online retailer since they take forever to ship, and yes even 3 to 4 days is a lot for me cause the whole process of building your own computer is very exciting.
Once again don't plan on overlocking at least not for a while. I want to understand every process of my mobo, case, etc... before I get into the good stuff.