I was reading around a bit and was surprised by the mention of thermal paste in relatively new topics. When I built my first rig in 2012 I used an Intel i5-3450 Ivy Bridge CPU which came with the processor (surprise!) and a stock cooler. No where in the box did I find any thermal paste and just assumed that such scary things were probably not used anymore. The rig is still running like a dream by the way...
Looking to build a new rig now with the new i5 6600k Skylake CPU and neither that nor the cooler I've looked out ( http://www.newegg.co...=9SIA68V2326642) mentions anything about thermal paste. So, what's all this talk about it? Have I missed the most obvious thing ever?
Edited by Lokhe, 03 December 2015 - 05:09 AM.