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Originally Posted by ozlay View Post

you don't need thermal paste it will be fine with out it. IF you are only using it for a short time with out putting much load on the cpu.

I would ignore the above quoted comment. There is never reason to risk hardware in such a manner.

As the others have said, suck it up and put some TIM on it to protect your investment. If that is asking too much, then a waterloop isn't for you, because they require regular maintenance that is far more of a PITA than putting on and removing some TIM.

While it is true that it is likely you would be fine, there is also greater risk that you could actually damage something. Take it from those of us who have been doing it the longest, don't cut corners! Fine to GhettoRig something here and there, but when it comes to the main components...best not to. Especially since TIM is such an easy thing to manage.
    
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