Do I need thermal paste?

First time builder and just ordered my parts and the thought came up... does my cpu come with thermal paste?

I just ordered a FX-6300.

Im gonna use the stock sync for now (not planning on overclocking anytime soon)

Any help in welcomed.




The stock heatsink will come with thermal paste already applied, when/if you purchase a performance heatsink in the future it will also bring its own thermal paste included(but not applied, only on a few aftermarket coolers it comes applied).

sweet, thanks heaps

Gorilla Glue works well if it doesn't, helps with larger heat sinks.

Don't mock the noobs.