I'm a long time lurker and Tom's reader, but just signed up today.
Ok, fast question. This weekend I built my new machine and used the Intel E8400 retail kit. It was an easy build, and seems to be running great. When I added the Heatsink/fan to the CPU I didn't add any thermal grease -- I think it was already on the Intel supplied fan. Is that right?
The CPU seems to be running about 33C from CMOS (so maybe 43C core?).