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Re apply thermal compound with aio coolers?

Hello there I have a question about aio liquid coolers!
So I just applied my nzxt kraken x52 on my new pc build and it turned out that the text was not right so, after I applied it, I continued building ( I feel so stupid posting this thread, I'm so dumb! ) and then I realized that i made a mistake, it took me like 10-20 mins to realize that, so when realized it, i did I disassembled it and applied it the correct way, but do i have to re apply thermal paste or is it fine? The build is not complete yet so the cpu hasn't been used yet. I'm so embarrassed! I'm dumb I get it !
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  1. Its fine but its better to remove the thermal compound and reapply it again for the best temperatures.
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    Start over. Clean the old thermal paste off with 90% alcohol. Reapply again. Take your time and do each step correctly the first time.

    I've been building my own machines for over 30 years and I'm always so excited to do a new build that I have to force myself to slow down and walk through each step before I do it. I usually do a complete walk through and make notes and then start the real build. The machines change all the time so every build is a new experience.
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  3. You'll want isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol at least 91% but higher is better. You'll also want coffee filters. Clean all pasted parts until the filters are remaining mostly original color. Do not swamp parts in the alcohol, just barely get the filter damp, not dripping wet.
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  4. Karadjgne said:
    You'll want isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol at least 91% but higher is better. You'll also want coffee filters. Clean all pasted parts until the filters are remaining mostly original color. Do not swamp parts in the alcohol, just barely get the filter damp, not dripping wet.
    70% rubbing alcohol works just fine. 91% and higher is OPed.
    Reply to Saleh_5
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