Originally Posted by Plex
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!