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April 15, 2010 5:00:08 AM

Hey guys just ordered a Phenom II x4 965 and ASUS m479utd evo Mobo with 4gb ddr3 1600 gskill ripjaw for my FIRST BUILD.....


I am going to follow the guide in the "NEW BUILD " forum on this site.

Will I need to apply thermal paste to my CPU or since I am going to use the stock I am OK???

Please let me know guys, thank you.

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April 15, 2010 5:20:42 AM

Yes every CPU will need some kind of thermal paste.
April 15, 2010 5:25:38 AM

If you ordered the 965 (retail) it will or should have paste already
applied to the bottom of the heatsink. Just slap it on and go.

Unless you buy an aftermarket heatsink and fan.
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April 15, 2010 5:29:34 AM

Ok, cool, so I only need to put thermal paste if I buy an after market cooler, thats what I thought. THANK YOU
April 15, 2010 5:32:50 AM

Yeah the stock cooler should have some pre-applied.
It should have a clear plastic cover with the paste (greyish)
in color (MX-2) and thin spread on the bottom of the heatsink.
April 15, 2010 5:35:58 AM

Oh Ok. I'm kind of nervous. I don't want to screw up anything. I'm going to be keeping my ATI Saphire Vapor X HD 4890 and 500GB HDD Western Digital, Optical Drive, and Corsair 750TX Watt PSU.

I will be then moving these items with the Phenom II x4 965/ASUS m479EVO/4GB DDR3 Gskill into a Coolermaster RC 690 (which was recommended to me from this forum).

Hopefully everything will turn out ok. Is my first build. Will an Antistatic strap hooked to my case be enough to avoid ESD?
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April 15, 2010 5:59:30 AM

You can use them but I simply touch the side of the case before reaching into the case or open any new item. Discharging off on the side of the case will do the same thing. If you get up to go get a tool or another part be sure to touch the side of the case as you likely built up more static electricity moving around. Once you get used to it you never need an antistatic strap. If you are the type that would loose your butt if it wasn't attached then maybe you should get the antistatic wrist strap, lol.
April 15, 2010 6:33:39 AM

englandr753 said:
You can use them but I simply touch the side of the case before reaching into the case or open any new item. Discharging off on the side of the case will do the same thing. If you get up to go get a tool or another part be sure to touch the side of the case as you likely built up more static electricity moving around. Once you get used to it you never need an antistatic strap. If you are the type that would loose your butt if it wasn't attached then maybe you should get the antistatic wrist strap, lol.



Touching the case only works if it's grounded, no?
April 15, 2010 6:49:52 AM

Nice Nice I know I saw a video where the guy said to plug the power supply in the outlet but turn it off and put it inside the computer, then the computer is grounded.

Well, I am going to read the step by step guide in the "New build" forums so I get everything right :)  Thanks for your help
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April 15, 2010 12:01:55 PM

cobot said:
Touching the case only works if it's grounded, no?


Ive built more systems than I can begin to remember and I have always touched the side of the case prior to building. I have never worried about grounding the case and have never had any defective builds. There may be some technical list floating out there that says to ground the case, if that makes you more comfortable then do so.

As I was trying to say earlier, if you're not the type that can remember to take these steps touching the case after moving around then you may want to get a wrist band and ground yourself. I'm a nut for detail so its never been a problem for me to do it the risky way. :sweat:  :D 
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