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About to start my first build!!! i7!!

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Almost ready just waiting for UPS to drop off my friggin' ram

Am I Excited? hell yeah!! Just kinda nervous about the whole thermal paste process, I got a CM hyper 212+ and OCZ Freeze Extreme. Do I need to clean the processor top and heatsink bottom off before applying the paste or is it not necessary? Leaning towards the line method and maybe just filling in the gaps on the bottom of the heatsink first.

Anyways check the my sig for most of the parts I bought. I've been planning and researching this build since last August and I believe I got a pretty good setup the only thing I'm missing is a good gpu but until fermi comes out and I can decide between ati n nvidia I just bought a cheap 8400gs, no rush for gaming at this time.
i7 mATX
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i7 920 D0 Asus Rampage II Gene Asus 8400GS (temporary) G. SKill Ripjaws 6gb 
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Samsung F3 500gb Sony Optiarc Windows 7 Home x64 Dell S2409W 
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i7 920 D0 Asus Rampage II Gene Asus 8400GS (temporary) G. SKill Ripjaws 6gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 500gb Sony Optiarc Windows 7 Home x64 Dell S2409W 
PowerCase
Corsair 650HX Antec Mini P180 
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Yes, you want to clean the HSF and the processor with alcohol first. Looks like a pretty solid rig minus the graphics card, but seeing as that will be fixed soon, it will be a great rig! Good job at being patient for the graphics card, this is by far the best thing to do... Wait for fermi and see what is your best option.
Edited by BADFASTBUSA - 1/14/10 at 9:49am
    
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i7-930 @ 5.25ghz on watta so far! EVGA Classified E760 FTW XFX Ati Radeon 5870 1041/1282 24/7 3x2gb G.Skill Trident 2005mhz 9-9-9-24-72-1T 
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OCZ Vertex SSD 60GB OS / Seagate 500GB storage LG DVD rw Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Retail 24" Acer/29" samsung 
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i7-930 @ 5.25ghz on watta so far! EVGA Classified E760 FTW XFX Ati Radeon 5870 1041/1282 24/7 3x2gb G.Skill Trident 2005mhz 9-9-9-24-72-1T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex SSD 60GB OS / Seagate 500GB storage LG DVD rw Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Retail 24" Acer/29" samsung 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 Corsair 850tx Modded Antec 1200 Razer Lachesis 
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Rocketfish Creative ZXR Sennheiser HD 598 
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Awesome rig bro! congrats!! and the paste - just put a small drop of paste on the CPU, and put the heatsink on, and it should spread itself. lol, an i7 with a 8400gs ^^ i know its just temporary ^^ lol
and cleaning? up there ^
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The way i figure it, why pay a 100 bucks or so on something decent when in a few months I'll be buying a new one anyways, waste of money in my opinion. Plus I'll be mostly messing around with setting up my bedroom studio in the mean time.

thanks for the posts and tips with the thermal paste
i7 mATX
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 D0 Asus Rampage II Gene Asus 8400GS (temporary) G. SKill Ripjaws 6gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 500gb Sony Optiarc Windows 7 Home x64 Dell S2409W 
PowerCase
Corsair 650HX Antec Mini P180 
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i7 920 D0 Asus Rampage II Gene Asus 8400GS (temporary) G. SKill Ripjaws 6gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 500gb Sony Optiarc Windows 7 Home x64 Dell S2409W 
PowerCase
Corsair 650HX Antec Mini P180 
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