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am i missing an wires or anything. i wanna complete in one sittting
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post #12 of 38
Everything should come with the parts you ordered.

Oh, do you have some good thermal paste?
    
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no. why do i need thermal paste?
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post #14 of 38
To put between the cpu and cpu cooler when you seat it in the mobo
post #15 of 38
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sry, new to building.

so put on back of cpu chip and then seat it
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post #16 of 38
Yep.

This one is one of the most commonly used:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100007

(when you order it with all the other stuff, shipping won't be that bad )

Since you are a new builder, once you get all the parts... be patient, and do let us know when you start the build.

A few traps new builders fall into:
1) forgetting the standoffs between the case and the motherboard. I have seen this WAY, and I mean WAY!!! too many times. Result: short circuit and no boot. Fortunately, in most cases no permanent damage, but it's possible you do damage parts.
2) incorretly installed heatsink. Aftermarket heatsinks need to be installed securily. In other words: tighten those screws!
3) No thermal paste, or WAY too much thermal paste. You only need a little bit, let's say the size of a grain of rice (uncooked... the rice I mean, not the thermal paste).

Good luck.
    
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wat do you mean by 1 and 2. i dont have aftermarket heatsinks, do i?
and wats with number 1. standoffs?
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post #18 of 38
No you don't. Which is fine when you run the CPU at stock. However, if you want to overclock, an aftermarket cooler is highly recommended.

This is a nice one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233003

And standoffs are little seperators that separate the case from the mobo. You screw them into the case (only in places that corrospond with mounting holes in the motherboard!) and then you scew the mobo on top of them. They're usually brass, and are supplied with the case.
    
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post #19 of 38
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ok and i was planning to oc the cpu but wc the system.
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post #20 of 38
ah ok With wc, still a need for the thermal paste
    
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