I have an i5 750 on the way and about to put together my first build. I plan to use stock cooling at first, then pickup a good cooler (Hyper 212 or Megahalems I think) in a month or two to overclock. Will I need thermal paste for the stock cooler, or does Intel cover all necessary components?
Also, is it a big deal to use stock cooling and upgrade to Arctic 5 Silver and a cooler later?
Stock cooler comes with three strips of paste. Upgrading to a new cooler probably will mean taking the motherboard out of your case to fit a backplate. However, the actual fitting is not too strenuous. Watch a youtube video prior to installing and you will be fine.