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so do retail CPU's come with some?

Yes.
What?

Since when do retail chips come with TIM?
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OP:

My biggest advice for someone building for the first time...

DO NOT FORGET ABOUT THE STANDOFFS!
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If you believe this, my name is Jesus Christ.
lol nah you ain't Jesus Christ! I thought is sounded weird which is why I thought I'd ask! Ha posting from my phone now so maybe a bit slow. I just test fitted the gpu and it JUST fits! About 2 mil clearance so I'm gonna go ahead and try to assemble it all. Wish me luck! Lol
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What?

Since when do retail chips come with TIM?
The last 2 chips i bought came with the white goo in the box.
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My stock cooler had pre-applied crap, never touched the cooler ofc but there was definitely goo on the stock cooler.
    
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post #16 of 20
If you buy a retail CPU that comes with a cooler, there will be thermal paste included.

If you buy a CPU and a cooler separately, the cooler may come with thermal paste.
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post #17 of 20
Weird. Guess I just never noticed because I don't give the stock cooler a second look.
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post #18 of 20
my stock temps were above my temps with a mild to medium OVERCLOCK
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post #19 of 20
Did you have any ideas on what you wanted to do in the future with your rig?
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Originally Posted by Plex View Post
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My biggest advice for someone building for the first time...

DO NOT FORGET ABOUT THE STANDOFFS!
Haha yeah thanks for that! i did indeed remember them, it hasn't blown up yet and so far all seems well. I'm quite pleased with the difference between this and my last rig, and i will actually be able to overclock this one!

The stock cooler did have thermal paste on it but it really doesn't seem to be much cop, will be replacing asap. Anyone have any ideas on what to replace it with? I'd rather have a cooler that doesn't need me to clamp it to the bottom of the motherboard as it was a right pain to fit everything in the surprisingly small space available in this case, it was a tight fit and i don't really want to take it all out again! But i obviously will if that's the only way to use the best coolers.

Thanks for the help fellas, much appreciated, wasn't as bad as i thought!
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