Quick thermal paste question

Dapake

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Apr 2, 2012
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Hey guys, n00b here.
I wasn't exactly sure where to ask this question but since it pertains to the CPU I'd figure I ask here.

So Im about to build my first PC and I have all the parts. However, Im curious as to if I need to purchase thermal paste for my CPU. I've watched tutorials of PC building and it seems like there is preapplied thermal paste that comes with the stock CPU cooler/fan.

So just to be sure, do I need to purchase and apply thermal paste or is this paste already on the CPU cooler?

Thanks!