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is it necesarry to get a thermal paste if your buying a new PC

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January 7, 2014 3:26:40 PM

such as fx 8320
cpu cooler 212 hyper evo
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January 7, 2014 3:29:40 PM

nddz said:
such as fx 8320
cpu cooler 212 hyper evo


The EVO comes with its tube of paste.
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a c 462 à CPUs
January 7, 2014 3:30:26 PM

No. Cooler Master includes thermal paste in the box.
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January 7, 2014 3:31:42 PM

No, the 212 evo comes with a thermal paste.
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January 7, 2014 3:35:54 PM

Just in case no one told you.... No, you do not
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January 7, 2014 4:14:02 PM

Is it necessary to purchase thermal paste when building a new PC? No. Stock heat sinks come with the thermal paste already applied and it appears that many (if not all) third party coolers include thermal paste as well.

Is it a good idea to purchase thermal paste when building a new PC? Yes. Unless the third party cooler includes a tube (as the EVO apparently does), it's always a good idea to have spare thermal paste available on the off chance you need to remove the heat sink after it's already been in contact with the CPU.

Necessary? No. Good Idea? Yes.

-Wolf sends
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