38 months ago
Hi, I am building my first computer. I am trying to perform a quick out of the box basic system check, so basically running the computer with only the CPU, memory, PSU, and GPU connected. I have an Intel i5 6600k 3.5GHz and it does NOT come with a stock heatsink fan (that normally comes with pre-applied paste.) Instead I have a Hyper 212 EVO fan that would require a thermal paste when finally installing. For the test alone can I run the system without the paste?