Conversation Between Arsenic and Somewhere_
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  1. Arsenic
    April 3rd, 2017 7:29 PM
    I... don't think it would work with lighting... Or electricity. Or anything other than heat.
  2. Somewhere_
    April 3rd, 2017 3:29 PM
    Thats pretty cool. I did not know that.

    my dad could have used that when he fixed our lighting...
  3. Arsenic
    April 3rd, 2017 12:14 PM
    The thermal paste is a heat transferring agent. It creates a solid surface of contact between the two and helps transfer the energy from A to B.

    Yes I use a mat or wristband. They both work the same, comes down to preference and space
  4. Somewhere_
    April 2nd, 2017 7:05 PM
    why does the thermal paste go between the processor's cooling unit? Wouldnt the cooling unit... well.... cool it?

    Thats interesting. With my luck, I should probably get a the mat lol
  5. Arsenic
    April 2nd, 2017 6:45 PM
    Thermal paste is used to create a solid contact between a computers Processor and the Processor's cooling unit. Or to put it simpler, without it your CPU is going to get hot enough to cook steak and burn out. The hard part with this is getting a nice even coat. You dont want it to be spotty.

    An Anti-static mat, or wristband if you prefer that option, is used to keep you grounded and completely free of static electricity. Much like when you touch a doorknob or other metal item after walking over a carpet, a static shock can transfer to your components and damage or fry them. Unfortunately for us as well, (Don't quote me on the exact number here) it only takes a static discharge 1/16 of what we can physically feel (As in 16/16 is the lowest static shock you can feel) to cause this damage or destruction. In short, always wear one when working with delicate components (CPU CPU CPU, and ram). It's not as likely with hard items like Graphics cards, but still a good habit.
  6. Somewhere_
    April 2nd, 2017 4:14 PM
    Can you explain the purpose of the thermal paste and anti-static mat?
  7. Arsenic
    April 2nd, 2017 3:38 AM
    My beast rig was my umth computer I built. So a decent amount.

    But I wasn't very experienced with my first. Just pop open a YouTube video and make sure to invest in an anti-static mat and thermal paste. Most of the components only fit in one area anyways!
  8. Somewhere_
    April 1st, 2017 2:06 PM
    How much experience did you have with building technology prior to building your "beast rig?" You said it wasnt very hard, and I'm new to this. xD