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New Case, Old Parts


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strykerofchaos

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I bought a new Antec 900v3 (in the slow process of buying a new computer rig while paying for college) because it was on sale and at the moment I have some heating issues (Electricity is expensive >.<) with it being summer and all.

What I'm wanting to do is move my old computer components into my new case because it will be significantly cooler with the new case. My question(s) are simple.
Do I need to buy some thermal paste for the CPU/Heatsink to move the parts? Since I'm not replacing the parts I am not sure I need to put new paste on (if moving them requires seperating them)

Otherwise I'm just going to move the parts right away, if I need thermal paste I can order it.
Thanks :)
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IF the cured bond between the heatsink and CPU die is broken during the move, then you MUST thoroughly clean the two surfaces and apply a fresh new layer of TIM.

WARNING: Cases are designed to support 1000s of motherboards so it is very likely the case will have several more mounting hole than the motherboard. Make 200% sure you insert a case standoff ONLY where there is a corresponding motherboard mounting hole.
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