6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2011 7:49 AM by Lonienking RSS

Heatsink i7 2600K question

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I hope you guys can help me with some advice


I'm building my first desktop for music production and have not yet assembled it.

I've purchased a i7 2600k and am confused about thermal paste on the standard heatsink?

1. Is the grey substance on the base of the standard intel heatsink thermal paste? If so, is it sufficent?

2. I have arctic silver 5. Should I clean off the intel standard and replace is with the arctic silver 5?

3. I don't plan to overclock the CPU so is the standard setup ok  and should I just put it together out of the box?


System components

MB      Gigabyte Z68xp UD4

RAM 16 GB corsair Vengeance

PS   Thermaltake xt 775watt

HDD WD 2 TB black caviar

SDD OCZ agility 3 60GB

Case Thermaltake V9 blacx

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