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Wow i'm about to start my first build and i am SOOooo exited, but before i do anything stupid, to remain static free, do i have to touch the case at all times or every minutes or so.

Also, any body has experience applying thermal paste on HDT xigmatek s1283 ?

And last question, what are the things that i should really watch out for nothing to go wrong, are there any risks of short or explosions ?

Thanksm it's because of you guys i am going through this amazing experience
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get this and you will be fine:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16899888207

most people dont really use anything. Nothing can go wrong if you are careul at what you are doing. its pretty easy. just plug and play mostly.
 
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Wow i'm about to start my first build and i am SOOooo exited, but before i do anything stupid, to remain static free, do i have to touch the case at all times or every minutes or so.

Also, any body has experience applying thermal paste on HDT xigmatek s1283 ?

And last question, what are the things that i should really watch out for nothing to go wrong, are there any risks of short or explosions ?

Thanksm it's because of you guys i am going through this amazing experience
Just don't work on carpet or wrapped in a blanket and you should be fine. If it is REALLY dry, you need to be more careful.

Since it is HDT, apply some TIM to the base and use a blade to wipe it off. Some TIM should remain in the gaps.

Not really... just RTFM!
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well, you will be touching your case all the time, when placing your mobo, hdds, video card, etc...
as for the cooler, place a bit of paste and spread it with your finger
then just mount the cooler
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Wow i'm about to start my first build and i am SOOooo exited, but before i do anything stupid, to remain static free, do i have to touch the case at all times or every minutes or so.
Yea, touching is a good idea, make sure you wear no bracelets etc.
Also if you have rubber mats of some kind that's also good, or even better get an anti-static wristband

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Also, any body has experience applying thermal paste on HDT xigmatek s1283 ?
Unfortunatly no, but i would just say put a pea sized amount on the middle of the cpu so when the fan is clamped dows it willk spread equally.

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And last question, what are the things that i should really watch out for nothing to go wrong, are there any risks of short or explosions ?
Make sure no metal of the MOBO is touching any other metal e.g. case because this can cause bad shorts to the board

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Good to hear it, have fun

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lol ok thank you, Just another quick question, i have bought thermalright bolt thru kit, but how do i put out the push pins, do i just rip them apart ?
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I always touch my case before doing anything, and so far it seems to have worked out. Don't work on carpet. You should be fine don't worry.
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lol ok thank you, Just another quick question, i have bought thermalright bolt thru kit, but how do i put out the push pins, do i just rip them apart ?
on the push pins there should be an arrow, get a screw driver and unscrew them oposite direction to the arrow.hope it goes ok, push pins piss me off
    
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no i mean the push pins are not in, it's just that to use the thermal right bolt thru, i have to put of the pins of the holes, so that i can put screws instead, i dont know if u understand...
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