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NO, it is OK to use a differer or new TIM.
A couple of How To Build.
http://www.geekstogo...r-own-computer/ Thanks to Troy, and Artellos.
It is in the guides but will nag you.
Always unplug from the mains when working on the computer and take anti static measures even when handling part not attached to the PC.
Don't rush, be methodical.
Change the I/O shield installed in the case for the one supplied with the Mobo.
Check and CHECK again that the stand offs screwed to the Mobo mounting plate match exactly the pattern of the screw holes in the Mobo, the exact number, NO extra ones.
Any problems, we are here.
Please let us know how the build performs as this is most helpful for others who want to build there own computer.