Getting the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo today. It's for my first build and my first after market cooler. Any tips on how to install it properly and how to apply the Thermal Paste (Artic Silver 5) properly? I think i seated my Stock Heatsink/Fan wrong so i need advice.
My build just in case:
Asus p8z77-v pro i5 3570k GTX 680 FTW+ 4GB NZXT Phantom Full Tower (I think the case fans are connected to the PSU since the Motherboard doesn't detect them) 2x4gb Corsair Vengeance RAM Samsung 830 128gb SSD WD Caviar Black 1TB Asus DVD Drive Corsair 850W Gold PSU
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Check youtube. I'm sure there are 10,000+ videos showing you how to do it.
You'll find that opinion is split on exactly how to apply the thermal paste since some will say pea size, spread out, or line method. It's whatever works best for you.