Ok I'm about to build a new PC with an i5 4670k and using a Silverstone AR01 for cooling. My only concern is how to apply the thermal paste (I'm using Arctic Silver 5). Now I've seen the pea method and that's the way I was going to go, but I'm not sure if I should given how the base of the AR01 is configured (3 heat pipes going between a metal base structure). Arctic Silver recommend putting a line of paste down the middle of the CPU where the cores are, to allow it to spread which in my mind would probably make more sense given the configuration of the base of the cooler. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?