Heres what i'm planning on building:
Case: Fractal Design Define R3
Motherboard: Asus P8P67 Pro
CPU: Intel i7 2600k
Ram: G.skill ripjaws-X 1600mhz (2x8gb)
PSU: Antec Earthwatts 750Watt
Graphics: Radeon HD 6950 2GB
I'll want to try out overclocking the cpu a little bit eventually but I don't want to do anything too major, maybe up to like 4.0ghz or something.
So with that in mind, is the standard intel cpu cooler good enough to keep temperatures at a nice level? Or do people generally just replace it?
Also I hear people talk about "thermal paste", of which I know nothing about. There appears to be some paste on the intel cooler already but I am right in assuming I won't have to buy any more and apply that? Does it need to be applied to the actual cpu as well?
Any other general tips for a newbie about to start his first build would also be great haha
Thanks for reading guys, much appreciated