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My First Build

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May 4, 2011 8:38:16 PM

Hey Guys, I decided to finally build my own pc but Id like to clear some things up before I build it.

First of all the rig:
AMD x4 955
2x4gb kingston ddr3-1333 CL9 ValueRAM
Asus M4A88T-V EVO/USB3 880G AM3 ATX
LG Dvd-burner
450w Thermaltake LitePower
ATI HD4870 Toxic
ATX Midi Cooler Master Elite 430


Secondly, id like to know if there is anything I should be aware of before putting all the parts together. Also, Ive heard that you should use thermal paste, so I ordered Artic Cooling MX-4 Paste. Problem is, I have got no idea how to apply it correctly because all the youtube videos show a different way of doing it.

Help is appreciated, thanks guys :D 

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May 5, 2011 5:14:11 AM

Most of the time the best way to do it is put a pea sized dot in the center, then placing the heatsink on, making sure the thermal paste gets everywhere.

And remember, When building MAKE SURE TO GROUND YOURSELF. This can be accomplished by plugging in the PSU, but not flipping the back.
It's pretty straightforward to assemble, but if you are unsure you can refer to this guide: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274745-31-step-step-g...

Hope it all goes well!
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